Jackson State University - Master's Degree

Jackson State University (JSU), located in Jackson, Mississippi, in the US offers more than 90 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs ranging from Art to Urban Studies, through its colleges of Business; Liberal Art; Education & Human Development; Science, Technology & Engineering; Public Service; and School of Lifelong Learning.

  • Average Tuition USD 30,341

School Description

Jackson State University (JSU) was founded in 1877 by the American Baptist Home mission Society “for the moral, religious and intellectual improvement of Christian leaders of the colored people of Mississippi and the neighboring states.” The school moved to its present location in Jackson in 1899 and a result changed its name to Jackson College.

Between 1953 and 1956 Jackson expanded its curriculum to include a graduate program and undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences. The College was renamed Jackson State College in 1956 (owing to the fact that the college was supported by the state). Jackson received university status in 1975 and in the 1979 it was officially established as the Urban University of the State of Mississippi.

Today, Jackson State University is a public, coeducational institution, supported by legislative appropriations supplemented by student fees and federal and private grants. Some of its notable alumni include: Walter Payton, NFL Hall of Fame; Tonea Stewart, actress, In the Heat of the Night, A Time to Kill; Rod Paige, former US Secretary of Education; and Cassandra Wilson, Grammy award-winning jazz artist.

Master Programs

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    Biology

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Business Administration

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    City Planning

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply principles of planning, analysis, and architecture to the development and improvement of urban areas and surrounding regions, and to function as professional planners. Includes instruction in principles of architecture; master plan development; service, communications, and transportation systems design; community and commercial development; zoning; land use planning; applied economics; policy analysis; applicable laws and regulations; and professional responsibilities and managerial duties.

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    Computer Science

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Criminal Justice

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Education

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Engineering

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the solution of practical problems.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    English

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Environmental Studies

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    History

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Mass Communication and Journalism

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the analysis and criticism of media institutions and media texts, how people experience and understand media content, and the roles of media in producing and transforming culture. Includes instruction in communications regulation, law, and policy; media history; media aesthetics, interpretation, and criticism; the social and cultural effects of mass media; cultural studies; the economics of media industries; visual and media literacy; and the psychology and behavioral aspects of media messages, interpretation, and utilization.

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    Mathematics

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Music

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Philosophy

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Political Science

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Public Health

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Public Relations

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theories and methods for managing the media image of a business, organization, or individual and the communication process with stakeholders, constituencies, audiences, and the general public; and that prepares individuals to function as public relations assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in public relations theory; related principles of advertising, marketing, and journalism; message/image design; image management; special event management; media relations; community relations; public affairs; and internal communications.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Science and Math Education & Technology

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Social Work

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Sociology

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • 1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217, USA

    Teaching

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.20
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum ACT 18

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    Established in 1877

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    The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Jackson State University $ 1 million for bioimaging research targeting pathogens and $ 300,000 to its College of Business to spur innovation and entrepreneurship.

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          • Testimony
            1986-1991, Bachelor of Science (BS), Communications Disorders

            Nurturing Family Environment

            I really enjoyed being a student in the Communication Disorders Department. The professors were so personable as they made genuine investments to ensure we continued our education beyond a bachelors degree in Speech Pathology. The department was a close nit family. I am so grateful for the nurturing and loving environment I experienced. As they held true to the motto by "Changing Minds and Changing Lives".

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            1977-1978, Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

            Great Experience at JSU!

            I learned a lot from the professors there. The course content remains with me and I have applied what I learned in numerous ways over the years,. Also. it was a rich experience and will always be considered one of the highlights of my life!