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

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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

    Biology

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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

    Business Administration

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, 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

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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

    City Planning

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of City Planning. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the planning, analysis, and architecture of the development and improvement of urban areas and surrounding regions; community and commercial development; applicable laws and regulations; and professional responsibilities and managerial duties.

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

    Computer Science

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Criminal Justice

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; 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

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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

    Engineering

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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

    English

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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

    Environmental Studies

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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

    History

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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

    Mass Communication and Journalism

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mass Communication and Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on the use of media and its effects; media history; photojournalism; publication design; public relations; television news; multimedia storytelling; and journalistic reporting and writing.

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

    Mathematics

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on 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

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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

    Philosophy

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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

    Political Science

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

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

    Public Health

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

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

    Public Relations

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Public Relations. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public relations theory; 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

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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

    Social Work

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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

    Sociology

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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

    Teaching

    USD 16,841 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities; 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 iBT 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!