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Admissions Requirements – Graduate



Applicants for graduate programs at Delta State University must meet the requirements as defined in this policy. 








Admission Requirements

In order to be completely admitted to the graduate studies program, the applicant must be admitted to the University and satisfy the standards set by the selected degree program. To be eligible, the following requirements must be met:

1.      An applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

2.      An applicant must meet departmental standards set for the selected program of study as described in the admission requirements under each degree program in the Delta State University Graduate Bulletin.

3.      An applicant must be eligible to reenter in good standing at the last college or university attended.

4.      An applicant born after January 1, 1957, must present proof of immunization for measles and rubella. Medical exceptions to this policy are described in the General Catalog.


A student denied admission may have his or her case reviewed. To initiate an appeal, the student should send a written request to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, Delta State University, Kent Wyatt Hall 228, Cleveland, MS, 38733. Request must be made within one year of date of the denial.


Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to Delta State University, an applicant must submit to the Graduate Studies Office the following:

1.      A completed copy of an application form. Forms can be obtained from the Graduate Studies Office or online at www.deltastate.edu. The Graduate Studies Office should receive applications at least twenty days prior to the beginning of the term in which the student plans to enroll.

2.      One copy of an official transcript from each institution attended. Delta State University students are not required to submit undergraduate transcripts.

3.      Valid copies of test scores, certifications and other materials as outlined under the admission requirements for each graduate program.


Non-Degree Students

To enroll in coursework, a non-degree student must have permission from the department in which the courses are offered. There is no obligation on the part of the department offering a degree program to accept coursework taken by a student in a non-degree status. A student enrolled as non-degree who decides to pursue a degree must make application in the Graduate Studies Office as a degree-seeking student.