Graduate & Continuing Studies

How to Apply

Apply to Delta State graduate school:

1. Complete a formal application for admission. Apply online here or complete a paper application and submit it to the graduate office.

2. Request official transcript(s) from the college or university in which you received a bachelor’s degree and from all colleges and universities in which graduate credit was received. Non-U.S. transcripts are accepted through WES or ECE evaluation services. Official transcripts may be E-Scripted to Delta State University Graduate Admissions or can be mailed directly to:

Delta State University
Office of Graduate Studies
Kent Wyatt Hall 239
Cleveland, MS 38733

3. Submit proof of immunization for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. Must show proof of two (2) MMR doses.

4. Submit the $30 application fee.

Meet the General Admission Requirements:

In order to be completely admitted to a graduate program, applicants have to be admitted to the university and satisfy the standards set by the selected degree program.

  • An applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • An applicant must meet departmental standards set for the selected program of study (see admission requirements under each degree program–requirements for admission to the doctoral program are separate.)
  • An applicant must be eligible to re-enter in good standing the last college or university attended.
  • An applicant born after January 1, 1957 must present proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella. Medical exceptions to this policy are described in the General Catalog.

A student may be required to take additional coursework to meet the prerequisites of the particular degree program. A student with deficiencies in the major field or written English may be required to take sufficient undergraduate coursework to correct these deficiencies.


Graduate School Test Scores

Depending on degree program, an applicant may be required to send test scores.

If you are applying for the fall semester, please ensure that your test scores are sent to DSU at least 6 weeks in advance of the deadline date. Processing incoming GRE scores during October thru February may take up to 6 weeks following receipt of scores from ETS or other vendor due to the high volume of scores received.

ETS School Code:

1163

GRE, PRAXIS, TOEFL

Pearson Assessment School Code:

2408

Miller Analogies Test

GMAT School Code:

Delta State University

GMAT

Scholastic Aptitude Test School Code:

1163

SAT

American College Test School Code:

002403

ACT

American College Test – CAAP:

002403

CAAP Score


Non-Degree Students

To enroll in coursework, non-degree students must have permission from the chair or graduate coordinator of the department in which the courses are offered. There is no obligation on the part of the department offering the degree program to accept coursework taken by students in non-degree status. Before completion of a Non-Degree Form, a student must complete the graduate school admissions process. Students enrolled as non-degree who decide to pursue a degree must make application to the Graduate Studies Office as a degree seeking student.

Non Degree Form

Non-degree students do not have access to federal financial aid (Graduate Bulletin p. 19). Non-degree students are not eligible for Graduate Assistantships (GA-ships).


Non-U.S. Transcripts

A non-U.S. transcript evaluation with a 2.0 (or above) cumulative GPA on the U.S. 4.0 grading scale is required. Please request that an official/complete WES or ECE transcript evaluation for each previously attended non-U.S. school/university be submitted directly to Delta State University Office of Graduate Studies:

WES Evaluations

  • Type of evaluation needed – “course-by-course”
  • Request a WES Evaluation
    • If you have attended more than one non-U.S. university, you will need to request an evaluation for each non-U.S. university previously attended.

ECE Evaluations

  • Type of evaluation needed – “course-by-course”
  • Request an ECE Evaluation
    • If you have attended more than one non-U.S. university, you will need to request an evaluation for each non-U.S. university previously attended

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the graduate application fee required?

The graduate application fee is a one-time only, nonrefundable $30.00  fee that is required for all DSU graduate school applicants. If you earned a Bachelor’s degree from DSU, but have never applied to a DSU graduate studies program, you are required to pay the graduate application fee.

Do I need to send each of my previous college transcripts to DSU?

Request official transcript(s) from the college or university in which you received a bachelor’s degree and from all colleges and universities in which graduate credit was received. Non-U.S. transcripts are accepted through WES or ECE evaluation services. Official transcripts may be E-Scripted to Delta State University Graduate Admissions or can be mailed directly to:

Delta State University
Office of Graduate Studies
Kent Wyatt Hall 239
Cleveland, MS 38733

What is an ``official`` transcript?

To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must come to DSU directly from an institution, either by mail or through an electronic transcript service such as Clearinghouse, eScript, or Parchment. Transcripts submitted by students are considered unofficial documents unless the transcript is still in its original, sealed envelope from the institution. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted, and will not satisfy application requirements.

Does DSU offer graduate programs that are fully online?

Yes! Several of our graduate programs can be completed fully online. These programs include, but are not limited to: the Integrated Master of Business Administration (MBA-I), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Master of Science in Social Justice & Criminology (MSJC), and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT). DSU also offers many online courses across programs. Online course offerings can be viewed in the Searchable Class Schedule.

I do not wish to apply for a graduate program. Can I just take a single course?

Yes! DSU allows applicants to enroll as “Non-Degree Seeking”.
Applicants will need to submit a graduate application and select “Non-Degree Seeking” as their program option in the appropriate area of the application. The $30.00 application fee and official transcript(s) are required. All “Non-Degree Seeking” applicants are required to complete and submit the Non-Degree Form. This form should list all coursework the applicants is requesting to enroll. See “Non-Degree Students” section of this webpage for more information.

I'm a Non-Degree-Seeking student. How do I become degree-seeking?

All “Non-Degree Seeking” students wishing to move to a degree-seeking are required to re-apply to DSU graduate studies and meet applicable admission requirements for that program.

Does DSU accept transfer credit?

Yes, with approval. To receive transfer credit, students must submit official transcript(s) with the proposed transfer credits. Please contact your academic department and/or graduate program coordinator for more information about the transfer credit policy in your graduate program.

What is an ``Alternate Pin``?

Admitted students are required to enter an “Alternate Pin” when registering for courses. Your advisor/graduate program coordinaotr will assist with your program of study and course options. A new “Alternate Pin” is generated per academic term. Contact your department for more information.