Professional Development, Non-Degree Seeking Students

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A student who holds a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution may enroll in graduate courses as a professional development/non-degree seeking student.

Please follow these simple steps to submit your application:

  1. Complete the JSU Graduate Application for Admission. (Access a Previously Started Application)
  2. Pay the non-refundable $35 application processing fee. 
  3. Send official transcripts from all colleges/universities with degrees posted to Graduate Admissions (students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the university):
    Graduate Admissions
    Jacksonville State University
    700 Pelham Road North
    Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602

Please contact Graduate Admissions with any questions at (256) 782-5348 or

If, at a later date, the student decides to pursue a degree at JSU, the student must petition, in writing, to the Dean of Graduate Studies that the course(s) taken as a professional development/non-degree seeking student be counted toward the degree. The student must also meet the admission requirements for the degree program, and all coursework used toward the degree must fall within its given time limit.