We offer nine different degrees with twenty-seven majors at the master's level, the post-master's Educational Specialist degree with five majors, five graduate certificates, and a Doctor of Science degree in Emergency Management.

Whether you are fresh out of college or just wanting to further your career, we make every effort to provide leadership, support, and coordination to attain the highest quality graduate education.


What Graduate Programs are Offered?
» We are proud to announce that JSU offers a Doctoral Degree in Emergency Management
» We offer a Master of Fine Arts with a major in Visual Communication and Design
» We offer a Master of Science in Sport Management

View Graduate Programs
View Online Degrees and Certificates

Who do I contact for more information about the programs?
Contact Ms. Kelly Smith in the Graduate office at 256-782-5329 or graduate@jsu.edu.


What are the expenses?
There are many different assistance opportunities for students seeking financial aid: Federal and State Grants, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal PLUS Loans and the Federal Work Study Program. Your first step is to have your application for admission submitted to JSU. Next, you will want to fill out a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Once we receive your results and you have provided all necessary information, we will prepare a financial aid package designed specifically to meet your needs and eligibility.

Graduate/Doctoral Tuition for Traditional Courses:
    In-State Traditional Hours $ 349.00 per hour
    Out-Of-State Traditional Hours $ 698.00 per hour
    Doctorate Fee (per semester) $ 250.00 non refundable
    General Fee (Fall and Spring semesters) $ 150.00 non refundable
Graduate/Doctoral tuition for Distance Learning Courses:
    Graduate $ 439.00 - per hour
    Doctorate Fee (per semester) $ 250.00 non refundable
    General Fee (Fall and Spring semesters) $ 150.00 non refundable

Traditional Courses are held in a classroom on the main JSU campus and Joe Ford Center in Gadsden.

Out of State Fees

A student's resident status is defined by ACT 96-663 of the State of Alabama. This statute defines resident students, prescribes tuition rates for nonresident students and provides for exceptions. In compliance with this statute, the University requires, as part of the application process, that all students certify their permanent residence. Students whose permanent residence is in Alabama or a designated Georgia county, i.e. Bartow, Carroll, Chattooga, Coweta, Douglas, Floyd, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, or Polk will be eligible for in-state tuition. For policies and regulations used in determining resident status, contact the office of the College of Graduate Studies.

Financial Support

JSU offers four possible employment opportunities for students enrolled in its College of Graduate Studies: (1) Graduate Assistantships; (2) University Student Employee Program; (3) Part-Time Off-Campus Employment; (4) Cooperative Education.

Financial Support is Available


Application for Admission

Applying for admission to Jacksonville State University is as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Complete the application for admission.
2. Submit the $35 (USD) non-refundable application fee.
3. Submit all required documents.