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Graduate Studies

Alcorn State University offers more than 16 graduate programs in the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Health Sciences. The University offers programs that lead to a specialist and master's degrees. Students can also pursue non-degree and certificate programs in specific disciplines.

Open the door to advanced career opportunities and a purposeful life with a graduate degree from Alcorn State University. The central purpose of the graduate school is to provide for the advanced training of men and women and the promotion of research which will contribute to knowledge in an atmosphere of freedom and inquiry. Alcorn graduates are a powerful presence throughout the nation and in most every profession you can imagine: They heal the sick, help those less fortunate, teach our children, create art and music, practice law, manage businesses, conduct research, work to save the environment, and solve world hunger.

Our emphasis on involving students in research has helped build our outstanding reputation for graduating knowledgeable, dedicated educators and scientists. This is accomplished through the various degree offerings for advanced study. We invite you to browse our website to become highly informed about the business of Graduate Studies at Alcorn State University in offering rigorous programs and varied services for students to ensure your success. Choose your career path today.

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Thank you for your interest in Alcorn State University. The fact that you are visiting our webpage shows you have taken an important step to enhance your career. As a student, our programs will help you achieve academic excellence, build character and self-discovery experiences, and enhance your skills to contribute to your community. We embrace the uniqueness of our programs and academic climate to give students a rigorous learning experience. Select from sixteen graduate degree programs.

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Graduate Degree Programs

Find Your Interest

14 Master Degrees
1 Specialist
1 Doctoral
15 Online Programs
5 Certificate and Licensure Programs

Master of Science in Agriculture

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Agronomy Professional Option
  • Agricultural Extension Education

Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology

  • Computer Systems and Network Technology
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Geospatial Engineering Technology
  • Homeland Security Management
  • Radiological Health Science
  • Technology Management

Master of Science in Biotechnology
Master of Science in Workforce Education Leadership

Master of Arts in History Online
Master of Science in Biology
Master of Science in Computer and Information Science

Master of Liberal Arts

Master of Business Administration in General Business Management
Executive Master of Business Administration in Gaming and Hospitality Management (Suspended)

Master of Science in Elementary Education

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Reading

Master of Science in Secondary Education

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary Education (Online)
  • Secondary Education
  • Secondary Education (Online)

Education Specialist in Elementary Education

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Educator

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Certificate and Licensure

View Degree Programs and Admission Requirements


ASU Online

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education
  • Master of Science in Secondary Education: Special Education
  • Master of Science in Secondary Education: NCAA Compliance and Academic Progress Reporting (APR) Non-Teaching
  • Master of Science in Agriculture: Agronomy Professional Option
  • Master of Science in Agriculture: Extension Education
  • Master of Science in Biology
  • Gifted Education (Certification Only)
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Educator (NE)
  • Post Master in Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post Master in Nurse Educator
  • Master of Science in Workforce Education Leadership (WEL)

Admission Deadlines

The application for admission to Graduate School and all supporting documents should be on file 30 days prior to the date of enrollment. Applicants submitting completed applications beyond the deadline are not guaranteed admission. The deadlines to submit an application packet are as follows:

  • Fall–July 15th
  • Spring-November 25th
  • Summer I-April 25th
  • Summer II-May 25th

School of Nursing

  • March 15th - Family Nurse Practitioner (Fall Semester Entry)
  • March 15th - Post Master Family Nurse Practitioner (Summer Entry)
  • August 1st - Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • August 31st- Nurse Educator (Spring Semester Entry)
  • August 31st - Post Master Nurse Educator (Spring Semester Entry)