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Admission to Graduate Studies

Important dates for applications and receipt of all required application materials for the MS in Instructional Technology are:

  • July 1 for fall admission
  • November 1 for spring admission, and
  • April 1 for summer admission.

Additional admission criteria can be found in the Bulletin.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the master’s degree program, all of the following documentation must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies, Jacksonville State University, 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602.

  • Completed JSU Graduate Application for Admission
  • Non-refundable $35 application processing fee
  • Official transcript(s) from all postsecondary institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation to include the candidate’s principal or current supervisor
  • If currently an educator, a copy of the candidate’s Professional Educator Certificate
  • Current professional vita or resume
  • If English is not the applicant’s native language, the applicant is required to submit an official TOEFL score report, an IELTS score report, or a PTE score report.
  • Official test scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
  • Applicants must meet one of the following formula requirements. For purposes of computing the undergraduate GPA, a 4.0 GPA is used. The plus (+) and the minus (-) grades from undergraduate transcripts are not used in calculating the GPA. Candidates admitted to the program may complete no more than five approved program courses prior to unconditional admission to the program (this includes transfer credit).
  • Unconditional
    • 450 times the undergraduate GPA plus the total score of verbal and quantitative sections of the General Test of the GRE is equal to or greater than a total of 2100 points
      OR
    • 15 times the undergraduate GPA plus the MAT score is equal to or greater than a total of 80 points.
  • Conditional
    • Any applicant failing to meet the requirements for unconditional admission must meet one of the following conditional formula requirements: 
    • 450 times the undergraduate GPA plus the total score of verbal and quantitative sections of the General Test of the GRE is equal to or greater than a total of 1600 points (currently reviewed and recommended by the graduate faculty in the applicant’s major and approved by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies).
      OR
    • 15 times the undergraduate GPA plus the MAT score is equal to or greater than a total of 60 points (currently reviewed and recommended by the graduate faculty in the applicant’s major and approved by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies).
    • Applicants who are granted conditional admission must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 on the first 12 graduate hours attempted. Failure to meet these conditions will result in the student being dropped from Graduate Studies.

Minimum Requirements for Master's Program in Instructional Technology

The course requirements and the minimum number of semester hours for each program are provided on each individual program of study sheet in the subsequent sections of the Graduate Bulletin. A comprehensive examination is required of all candidates for the master’s degree. In preparation for the comprehensive examination, candidates should contact their academic advisor.

An overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required on all course work attempted in the Instructional Technology masters program.

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