Required Materials

Application Materials Required for the MBA Degree

Applicants for the MBA must submit the following documentation to Graduate Admissions to be considered for admission. Deadlines for applications are as follows:

Fall Admission- Deadline for application is July 1st

Spring Admission- Deadline for application is November 1st

Summer Admission- Deadline for application is April 1st

  1. Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission.
  2. Non-refundable $35.00 application processing fee.
  3. A letter of application setting forth career goals.
  4. A professional resume including education, employment, and community activity involvement.
  5. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities with degrees posted. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the University.)
  6. Three Graduate Reference Forms completed by individuals who can provide qualitative assessment of the applicant's potential for success in graduate coursework and citing potential professional leadership ability. Reference forms will be submitted electronically. Instructions for submission will be sent through email to the applicant upon submission of the online graduate application.
  7. Official test scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The GMAT must be taken within the five year time frame immediately preceding enrollment. Note: A minimum acceptable GMAT score of 400 is required. Students whose undergraduate degree is from an AACSB-accredited business program are exempt from the GMAT as long as their overall graduating GPA is at least a 3.00. Students applying to the MBA program who already hold a post-graduate degree are also exempt from taking the GMAT. All other applicants are required to take the GMAT and score at least 400 for admission consideration. 
  8. International student applicants must see the International Student Applicants section of this catalog for other application and enrollment requirements.
  9. Students entering graduate courses must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, to include: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Graduate Admissions
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602