Jacksonville University offers the following graduate programs:
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Leadership and Learning degree with two (2) concentrations through the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies (Instructional Leadership and Organizational Development and Educational Leadership)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading Education degree through the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Mathematics degree through the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in both accelerated (day) and flex (evening) programs with concentrations in Accounting and Finance, Management, and Management Accounting (CMA preparation) through the Davis College of Business
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MS-OL) degree through the Davis College of Business
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA) degree through the Davis College of Business
  • Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor Dual Degree Program (MBA/JD) degrees through the Davis College of Business and the Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Doctor of Business Administration degree through the Davis College of Business. This program is scheduled to begin Fall 2014. 
  • Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree through the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies
  • Master in Public Policy/Juris Doctor Dual Degree Program (MPP/JD) degrees through the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies and the Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Master in Public Policy/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree Program (MPP/MBA) degrees through the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies and the Davis College of Business
  • Master in Public Policy/Master of Arts or Master of Science in Marine Science Dual Degree Program  (MPP/MA-MS/MSC) degrees through the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration Dual Degree Program (MSN/MBA) degrees through the College of Health Sciences and the Davis College of Business
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with cognates in Clinical Nurse Educator, Leadership in Healthcare Systems, Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner with Emergency Sub-specialization, and Nursing Administration through the College of Health Sciences
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is a post masters practice-focused doctor program for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) through the College of Health Sciences      
  • Master of Arts and Master of Science in Marine Science (MA/MS) degree through the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Master of Fine Arts in Choreography (MFA) degree through the College of Fine Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts (MFA) degree through the College of Fine Arts
  • Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) a 24-month Advanced Specialty Education Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthodontics through the School of Orthodontics 
  • Teacher Certification Preparation Program for Elementary and Secondary Areas (TCP) and Teacher Certification Education Minor for the Secondary Area through the School of Education​ 

 


MASTER OF EDUCATION IN LEADERSHIP AND LEARNING (M.Ed.) ADMISSION



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Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A completed graduate admission application form.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Note: For the Educational Leadership concentration, at least one of the recommendation letters must come from the school principal or immediate supervisor.
  • Submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report as required.
  • All applications and transcripts of undergraduate as well as graduate work must be on file in the Office of Graduate Admission prior to initial registration.
  • Any exceptions to the preceding requirements must be approved by the Dean of the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies.
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must meet the JU Admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students." Further, all international students are required to present a GRE score.

All application materials should be mailed to:

  • Adult and Graduate Admission
    Jacksonville University
    Howard Building - 2nd Floor
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

Veterans Applications - Jacksonville University welcomes applications from veterans to the M.Ed. Program. The M.Ed. Program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.

Transient or Non-Degree Student Application - Classes only available for those accepted to the M.Ed. program.

Transfer of Credit - Students admitted to the M.Ed. Program must attend full-time. The cohort, "lock-step" format does not allow for transfer credits. Students attend courses as scheduled throughout the entire program. If a student must drop from the program for personal reasons, he or she must wait one full year before being readmitted.

Admission to Candidacy - A student may be admitted to candidacy for the degree only if all admissions materials have been filed with the Office of Graduate Admission.

All application materials must be submitted by July 30 for the fall semester in the same year.


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  MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.) IN READING EDUCATION ADMISSION

 


 
Admission requirements include:

 

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A completed graduate admission application form.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a professional in the field of education.
  • Submission of an official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report.
  • Official copies of all college transcripts.
  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher graduate GPA on last 60 credits completed in upper division courses.
  • A resume.
  • A 250-word letter of interest, stating goals and purposes for pursuing degree..
  • Minimum two (2) years teaching experience preferred.
  • Copy of Professional Teaching Certificate or demonstration of eligibility for Temporary Teaching Certificate.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a professional in the field of education.
  • Maximum of six (6) graduate credit hours relevant to the program with an earned grade of "B" or higher may be transferred from an accredited college or university as approved by program director.
  • Demonstrated access to a personal computer, high-speed internet connection, and an email account.

 

Admission to the M.Ed. in Reading Education degree program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate a potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based upon the applicant's admission requirements as outlined above.
For information and an M.Ed. in Reading Education program application please contact Dr. Tammy Ryan at tryan2@ju.edu
All application materials for the M.Ed. in Reading Education program should be addressed to:
  • Dr. Tammy Ryan
    Jacksonville University
    School of Education 
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394
  

MASTER OF ARTS IN MATHEMATICS (MA) ADMISSION



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Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A completed graduate admission application form.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, two (2) of which must pertain to prior academic experience addressing the candidate's potential for being successful in a rigorous graduate program, must be submitted with the initial application to the MA in Mathematics Program.
  • All applications and official transcripts of undergraduate, as well as graduate work must be on file in the Office of Graduate Admission prior to initial registration.
  • Admission to graduate study is granted on an individual basis upon review of the applicant's entire academic record by the Advisor of the MA in Mathematics Program. Evidence considered includes past academic performance, letters of recommendation, and past professional experience. A student may be asked to have a personal interview with the Advisor of the MA in Mathematics Program.
  • Overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale if earned within two (2) years of awarding the bachelor's degree. Students not meeting these requirements may be admitted in a non-degree status up to and including six (6) semester hours. Students are prohibited from taking additional MA in Mathematics courses until they meet all admission requirements.
  • An undergraduate degree in Mathematics is not necessary for admission to the MA in Mathematics Program; however, all applicants must be accepted by the Advisor to the MA in Mathematics Program and must demonstrate adequate understanding of basic differential and integral calculus.
  • Any exceptions to the preceding requirements must be approved by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must meet the JU Admissions requirements as outlined under International Students.

All application materials should be mailed to:

  • Adult and Graduate Admission
    Jacksonville University
    Howard Building - 2nd Floor
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394 

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) - ACCELERATED (DAY) PROGRAM ADMISSION


Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A completed graduate admission application form.
  • Two completed recommendation forms.
  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. Students graduating with a degree in business from an AACSB accredited institution who hold a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher are exempt from taking the GMAT/GRE.
  • A resume.
  • A Statement of Purpose (short essay).
  • All students entering the Day MBA must, by academic background and/or business experience, be knowledgeable in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, personal computer basics, college algebra, and statistical analysis. Students without these qualifications will be required to take the appropriate foundation courses. There are four (4) foundation courses: (1) Accounting; (2) Economics; (3) Finance; and (4) Quantitative Methods.
    Waiver of a required prerequisite course may be granted in certain unusual circumstances where documented work experience has supplied the required body of knowledge contained in the prerequisite course. Such documentation will be reviewed, and any waiver on this basis is at the discretion of the Director of the Graduate Business Programs.
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must meet the Jacksonville University Admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students". Further, all international students are required to present an acceptable GMAT or GRE score and interview with the Director of Graduate Business Programs.
  • Upon acceptance to the Day MBA Program, all candidates must submit a $500 non-refundable deposit, which will be applied to the first semester's tuition.

All application materials should be mailed to:

  • Davis College of Business Graduate Programs
    Jacksonville University
    Davis College of Business - 2nd Floor
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

Types of Day MBA Admissions - Students meeting all admission requirements will be accepted as degree candidates. On an individual basis, applicants who show promise for successful graduate work who do not meet all qualifications may be considered for conditional admission. In rare instances, applicants who cannot supply the required credentials in a timely manner may be granted non-degree status. Graduate non-degree status may be granted for the administrative convenience of the school and/or students. Admission on this basis is for one semester only and does not guarantee or imply that the individual will be accepted as a degree candidate. The applicant's admission file must be complete at the end of the first semester so that an application decision may be reached by the second semester. Students with incomplete application files will not be permitted to register for the second semester.

A student enrolled in an MBA program at another institution may take courses at JU as a "graduate transient" student for one semester only. The student must present a letter from his or her degree-granting institution indicating good standing. Jacksonville University accepts no responsibility regarding the transferability of its MBA courses to other institutions.

Veterans Applications - Jacksonville University welcomes applications from veterans to the Day MBA Program. The Day MBA Program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.

Transfer and Transient Credit - A maximum of six (6) semester hours or 10-quarter hours of graduate academic credit may be transferred from an AACSB accredited academic institution. The credit must be in courses similar in content and rigor to Jacksonville University's Day MBA Program, and the grade must be at least a "B." To be eligible for transfer credit, the student must submit a transcript and catalog description of the course(s) to the Director of Graduate Business Programs. All courses submitted for transfer credit consideration must have been taken within five (5) years of beginning the Day MBA program.

Students admitted to the Day MBA Program will normally be expected to satisfy degree requirements by taking courses at JU. Permission to take a course at another institution for transient credit will only be granted in the presence of extenuating circumstances. The Director of Graduate Business Programs and the Dean of the Davis College of Business must approve transient study in advance of the student taking the course. Transient credit will only be awarded if the grade earned in an approved course is at least a "B."



MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) - FLEX (EVENING) PROGRAM ADMISSION


Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A completed graduate admission application form
  • Two completed recommendation forms
  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. Students graduating with a degree in business from an AACSB accredited institution who hold a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and have 3 years of relevant work experience are exempt from taking the GMAT/GRE.
  • A resume
  • A Statement of Purpose (short essay)
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience is recommended
  • All students entering the Evening MBA Program must, by academic background and/or business experience, be knowledgeable in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, personal computer basics, college algebra, and statistical analysis. Students without these qualifications will be required to take the appropriate foundation courses. There are four (4) foundation courses: (1) Accounting; (2) Finance; (3) Economics; and (4) Quantitative Methods. Waiver of a required prerequisite course may be granted in certain unusual circumstances where documented work experience has supplied the required body of knowledge contained in the prerequisite course. Such documentation will be reviewed, and any waiver on this basis is at the discretion of the Director of the Graduate Business Programs.
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must meet the JU Admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students." Further, all international students are required to present an acceptable GMAT or GRE score and interview with the Director of Graduate Business Programs.
  • Upon acceptance to the Evening MBA Program, all candidates must submit a $500 non-refundable deposit, which will be applied to the first semester's tuition.

All application materials should be mailed to:

  • Davis College of Business Graduate Programs
    Jacksonville University
    Davis College of Business - 2nd Floor
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

Types of Evening MBA Admissions - Students meeting all admission requirements will be accepted as degree candidates. On an individual basis, applicants who show promise for successful graduate work who do not meet all qualifications may be considered for conditional admission. In rare instances, applicants who cannot supply the required credentials in a timely manner may be granted non-degree status. Graduate non-degree status may be granted for the administrative convenience of the school and/or students. Admission on this basis is for one semester only and does not guarantee or imply that the individual will be accepted as a degree candidate. The applicant's admission file must be complete at the end of the first semester so that an application decision may be reached by the second semester. Students with incomplete application files will not be permitted to register for the second semester.

A student enrolled in an MBA program at another institution may take courses at JU as a "graduate transient" student for one semester only. The student must present a letter from his or her degree-granting institution indicating good standing. Jacksonville University accepts no responsibility regarding the transferability of its MBA courses to other institutions.

Veterans Applications - Jacksonville University welcomes applications from veterans to the Evening MBA Program. The Evening MBA Program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.

Transfer and Transient Credit - A maximum of six (6) semester hours or 10-quarter hours of graduate academic credit may be transferred from an AACSB accredited academic institution. The credit must be in courses similar in content and rigor to Jacksonville University's Evening MBA Program, and the grade must be at least a "B." To be eligible for transfer credit, the student must submit a transcript and catalog description of the course(s) to the Director of Graduate Business Programs. All courses submitted for transfer credit consideration must have been taken within five (5) years of beginning the Evening MBA program.

Students admitted to the Evening MBA Program will normally be expected to satisfy degree requirements by taking courses at JU. Permission to take a course at another institution for transient credit will only be granted in the presence of extenuating circumstances. The Director of Graduate Business Programs and the Dean of the Davis College of Business must approve transient study in advance of the student taking the course. Transient credit will only be awarded if the grade earned in an approved course is at least a "B."

 

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM ADMISSION (MS-OL)


 

Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A completed graduate admission application form
  • Two completed recommendation forms
  • Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. Students graduating with a degree in business from an AACSB accredited institution who hold a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and have 3 years of relevant work experience are exempt from taking the GMAT/GRE.
  • A resume
  • A Statement of Purpose (short essay)
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience is recommended
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must meet the JU Admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students." Further, all international students are required to present an acceptable GMAT or GRE score and interview with the Director of Graduate Business Programs.
  • Upon acceptance to the MS-OL Program, all candidates must submit a $500 non-refundable deposit, which will be applied to the first semester's tuition.

All application materials should be mailed to:

  • Davis College of Business Graduate Programs
    Jacksonville University
    Davis College of Business - 2nd Floor
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394


Types of MS-OL Admissions - Students meeting all admission requirements will be accepted as degree candidates. On an individual basis, applicants who show promise for successful graduate work who do not meet all qualifications may be considered for conditional admission. In rare instances, applicants who cannot supply the required credentials in a timely manner may be granted non-degree status. Graduate non-degree status may be granted for the administrative convenience of the school and/or students. Admission on this basis is for one semester only and does not guarantee or imply that the individual will be accepted as a degree candidate. The applicant's admission file must be complete at the end of the first semester so that an application decision may be reached by the second semester. Students with incomplete application files will not be permitted to register for the second semester.

A student enrolled in an MS-OL program at another institution may take courses at JU as a "graduate transient" student for one semester only. The student must present a "transient form" from his or her degree-granting institution indicating good standing. Jacksonville University accepts no responsibility regarding the transferability of its MS-OL courses to other institutions.

Veterans Applications - Jacksonville University welcomes applications from veterans to the MS-OL Program. The MS-OL Program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.

Transfer and Transient Credit - A maximum of six (6) semester hours or 10-quarter hours of graduate academic credit may be transferred from an AACSB accredited academic institution. The credit must be in courses similar in content and rigor to Jacksonville University's MSOL Program, and the grade must be at least a "B." To be eligible for transfer credit, the student must submit a transcript and catalog description of the course(s) to the Director of Graduate Business Programs. All courses submitted for transfer credit consideration must have been taken within five (5)years of beginning the MS-OL program.

Students admitted to the MS-OL Program will normally be expected to satisfy degree requirements by taking courses at JU. Permission to take a course at another institution for transient credit will only be granted in the presence of extenuating circumstances. The Director of Graduate Business Programs and the Dean of the Davis College of Business must approve transient study in advance of the student taking the course. Transient credit will only be awarded if the grade earned in an approved course is at least a "B."

 

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM ADMISSION (EMBA)


Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A completed graduate admission application form
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the candidate's intellectual and professional abilities
  • A resume. Executive MBA Program degree candidates should have an average of ten years of professional work experience, preferably with five (5) years in a management role; a proven track record of successful project, budget, product or resource management; an understanding of basic accounting, statistics and economics; proficiency in Microsoft Office products; and strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • A Statement of Purpose (short essay).
  • Letter of support from the employer for time and monetary commitment, if applicable
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must meet the JU Admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students." Further, all international students are required to present an acceptable GMAT or GRE score.
  • After all applications materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with the Director of Graduate Business Programs.
  • Upon acceptance to the EMBA program, all candidates must submit a non-refundable $1,500 deposit, which will apply to the first semester's tuition.

All application materials should be mailed to:

  • Davis College of Business Graduate Programs
    Jacksonville University
    Davis College of Business - 2nd Floor
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

Transfer and Transient Credit - Students admitted to the Executive MBA Program must attend full-time. The cohort, "lock-step" format does not allow for transfer credits or transient students. Students attend courses as scheduled throughout the five semesters. If a student must drop from the program for personal reasons, he or she must wait one full year before being readmitted. 

 

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION/JURIS DOCTOR DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM (MBA/JD) ADMISSION


Admission requirements to the MBA portion of the DUAL degree include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A completed graduate admission application form.
  • Two recommendation forms.
  • Acceptable official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. Students graduating with a degree in business from an AACSB accredited institution who hold a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher are exempt from taking the GMAT/GRE. In addition, FCSL students with a 3.0 or higher after their first year at Florida Coastal School of Law are also exempt from taking the GMAT/GRE.
  • A resume.
  • A Statement of Purpose (short essay).
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must also meet the Jacksonville University Admissions requirement as outlined under "International Students". Further, all international students are required to present an acceptable GMAT or GRE score and interview with the Director of Graduate Business Programs.
  • All students entering the MBA/JD Dual Degree Program must, by academic background and/or business experience, be knowledgeable in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, personal computer basics, college algebra, and statistical analysis. Students without these qualifications will be required to take the appropriate foundation courses. There are four (4) foundation courses: (1) Accounting; (2) Finance; (3) Economics; and (4) Quantitative Methods. Waiver of a required prerequisite course may be granted in certain unusual circumstances where documented work experience has supplied the required body of knowledge contained in the prerequisite course. Such documentation will be reviewed, and any waiver on this basis is at the discretion of the Director of the Graduate Business Programs.
  • Upon acceptance to the MBA/JD Dual Degree Program, all candidates must submit a $500 nonrefundable deposit, which will be applied to the first semester's tuition.

All application materials should be mailed to:

  • Davis College of Business Graduate Programs
    Jacksonville University
    Davis College of Business - 2nd Floor
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

 

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DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ADMISSION 


(This program is scheduled to begin Fall 2014)

Apply online today.

Admission requirements include:
  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • An MBA or master’s degree from a U.S. higher education institution accredited by one of the regional accrediting associations, or from a comparable foreign institution, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4.0 point scale), is required.  Applicants possessing a master’s degree in a field of study other than Business will be required to complete additional preparatory courses drawn from JU’s MBA courses, as appropriate.  Candidates must have earned at least 30 credits at the master’s level or higher
  • A completed DBA admission application form
  • Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s ability to succeed in a rigorous graduate program
  • Applicants who have completed the GMAT or GRE examinations within the past ten years may submit their test score results. This is not mandatory but may benefit the candidate’s admissions package
  • A vita or resume detailing extensive professional and/or educational understanding of business.  A minimum of seven years of professional experience in business management or not-for-profit administration.
  • A statement explaining the candidate’s educational and vocational goals for pursuing the DBA
  • After all applications materials are received, an interview will be scheduled with the top candidates who meet the admission and DBA program requirements
  • Upon acceptance into the DBA program, the candidate must make a $2,000 tuition deposit within 60 days or forfeit their place
All application materials should be mailed to:

 

  • Davis College of Business Graduate Programs
    Jacksonville University
    Davis College of Business – DCOB 209
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394
Transfer Credit and Cancellation Policy – It is rare that transfer credit can be applied towards the candidate’s DBA degree.  Students attend doctoral courses as scheduled through the first two years as part of a cohort.  For example, if a student suspends their participation for a term during the first two years for personal reasons, that candidate must wait one year before repeating the “dropped’ coursework in order to complete the program.  However, there is schedule flexibility in the third year while the candidate prepares research materials, gathers results, and writes the dissertation. Students that pay their tuition deposit can receive a refund up to 90 days before the start of classes. 

 

 

  


 MASTER IN PUBLIC POLICY ADMISSION
 

Admission requirements include:
 
  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A completed graduate admission application form.
  • Five required documents:
    • Transcripts - An official transcript and a copy of the transcript from the applicant's undergraduate degree granting institution and an official transcript for all academic work beyond secondary school, including graduate work, study abroad, and community college courses.
    • Two letters of recommendation.
    • Resume.
    • Official Graduate Record (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or LAW School Admission Test (LSAT) score report.
    • Essay - Statement of Purpose (required) - The Statement of Purpose is a concise essay (750 to 1,000) words on the applicant's academic and career goals, why the applicant is applying to JU. - Optional Statement (not required) - The JU PPI admissions committee welcomes additional information that an applicant may wish the committee to consider. This optional essay can address the applicant's personal background, work experience, etc.  It is recommended that the optional statement be limited to 1,000 words.  There is no penalty for not submitting this statement.
  • All applications and transcripts of undergraduate as well as graduate work must be on file in the Office of Graduate Admission prior to acceptance.
  • Admission to graduate study is granted on an individual basis upon review of the applicant's entire academic record and the applicant may be asked to have a personal interview with the director of the MPP program.
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must meet the JU admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students." Further, all international students are required to present GRE, GMAT, or LSAT scores.
  • Any exceptions to the preceding requirements must be approved by the Director of the MPP program.
 
All application materials should be mailed to:
 
  • Adult and Graduate Admission
    Jacksonville University
    Howard Building - 2nd Floor
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394
Veterans Applications - Jacksonville University welcomes applications from veterans to the MPP or MPP dual degree programs. The MPP Program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.
 
Admission to Candidacy - A student may be admitted to candidacy for the MPP degree only if all admission materials have been filed with the Office of Graduate Admission.
 
Transfer Credit - A maximum of six (6) semester hours or 10-quarter hours of graduate academic credit may be transferred from an accredited academic institution. The credit must be in courses similar in content and rigor to Jacksonville University’s MPP Program, and the grade must be at least a “B.” To be eligible for transfer credit, the student must submit a transcript and catalog description of the course(s) to the Director of the Public Policy Institute. All courses submitted for transfer credit consideration must have been taken within five years of beginning the MPP program.
 

 
 MASTER IN PUBLIC POLICY/JURIS DOCTOR DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM (MPP/JD) ADMISSION
 

 
Graduating seniors and Mid-Career applicants: 
Applicants seeking admission to the JU MPP/JD dual degree program must be admitted to both the JU MPP program and meet its admission requirements and the Florida Coastal School of Law and meet its admission requirements.  Applicants apply separately to the JU MPP program and to the FCSL JD program and must be admitted by each program.
 
Current Florida Coastal School of Law (JD) Students:
All current JD students who wish to pursue the dual MPP/JD program must apply to and be admitted to the MPP program through the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies at Jacksonville University in addition to being accepted into the Florida Coastal School of Law's JD program.
 
See Graduate Admission Requirements for the MPP program.
 
Current Jacksonville University MPP Students:
All current MPP students who wish to pursue the dual MPP/JD program must apply to and be admitted to the JD program at Florida Coastal School of Law in addition to being accepted into the Jacksonville University's MPP program through the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies.
 
See Admission Requirements for the JD program at Florida Coastal School of Law: www.fcsl.edu
 
Veterans Applications - Jacksonville University welcomes applications from veterans to the MPP or MPP dual degree programs. The MPP Program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.
Admission to Candidacy - A student may be admitted to candidacy for the MPP degree only if all admission materials have been filed with the Office of Graduate Admission.
 

 
MASTER IN PUBLIC POLICY/MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM  (MPP/MBA) ADMISSION
 

 
Graduating seniors and Mid-Career applicants:
Applicants seeking admission to the JU MPP/MBA dual degree program must be admitted to both the JU MPP program and meet its admissions requirements and the JU MBA program and meet is admission requirements.
 
Current Jacksonville University MBA Students:
All current MBA students who wish to pursue the dual MPP/MBA program must apply to and be admitted to the MPP program through the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies at Jacksonville University in addition to being accepted into the MBA program through the Davis College of Business.
 
See Graduate Admission Requirements for the MPP program.
 
Current Jacksonville University MPP Students:
All current MPP students who wish to pursue the dual MPP/MBA program must apply to and be admitted to the MBA program through the Davis College of Business in addition to being accepted into Jacksonville University's MPP program through the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies.
 
See Admission Requirements for the MBA program.
 
Veterans Applications - Jacksonville University welcomes applications from veterans to the MPP or MPP dual degree programs. The MPP Program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.
Admission to Candidacy - A student may be admitted to candidacy for the MPP degree only if all admission materials have been filed with the Office of Graduate Admission.
 
 

 
MASTER IN PUBLIC POLICY/MASTER OF ARTS or MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MARINE SCIENCE DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM
(MPP/MA-MS/MSC) ADMISSION
 

 
Graduating seniors and Mid-Career applicants:
Applicants seeking admission to the JU MPP/Marine Science (MA or MS in MSC) dual degree program must be admitted to both the JU MPP program and meet its admission requirements and the JU MSC program and meet its admission requirements.
 
Current Jacksonville University MA-MSC or MS-MSC Students:
All current MA-MSC or MS-MSC students who wish to pursue the dual MPP/MA-MS/MSC program must apply to and be admitted to the MPP program through the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies at Jacksonville University in addition to being accepted into the MA-MS/MSC program through the College of Arts and Sciences.
 
See Graduate Admission Requirements for the MPP program.
 
Current Jacksonville University MPP Students:
All current MPP students who wish to pursue the dual MPP/MA-MS/MSC program must apply to and be admitted to the MA-MS/MSC program through the College of Arts and Sciences in addition to being accepted into Jacksonville University's MPP program through the College of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies.
 
See Admission Requirements for the MA-MS/MSC program.
 
Veterans Applications - Jacksonville University welcomes applications from veterans to the MPP or MPP dual degree programs. The MPP Program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.
Admission to Candidacy - A student may be admitted to candidacy for the MPP degree only if all admission materials have been filed with the Office of Graduate Admission.

 

 

 


 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING/MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DUAL DEGREE (MSN/MBA) PROGRAM ADMISSION  


All MSN students who wish to do the MSN/MBA Dual Degree Program must apply to and be admitted to the Evening MBA program (see above) in addition to being accepted into the MSN Program (see below).

For program details, see College of Health Sciences Dual Degree Program - Nursing and Business Administration.

 

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (MSN) ADMISSION


 Apply online today.

Admission requirements to the MSN portion of the dual degree include:  

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Proof of graduation from an accredited NLN or CCNE BSN nursing program. Overall undergraduate grade point average above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Completed graduate application form.
  • Three recommendations; two of which should be professional references. References should be from a supervisor familiar with the student's clinical abilities and if possible an educator who taught the student.
  • Students whose overall undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must submit an official copy of scores reflecting a total score of 900 or more on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE exam previous to August 1, 2011 or 290 combined score on the revised GRE exam taken after August 1, 2011.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities.
  • Current Florida registered nurse license. Out of state applicants must be eligible for endorsement in Florida. International students must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be eligible for endorsement in Florida.
  • Documentation of CPR/BLS certification.
  • Professional Experience Form, outlining years of nursing experience and any awards, distinctions, and honors received.
  • Written Essay - the essay will discuss a personal statement describing reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and professional goals.
  • Evidence of completion of an undergraduate course in statistics and physical assessment.
  • Graduate admissions committee may request an on campus interview.
  • TOEFL (minimum score of 650) if the applicant's primary language is not English.
  • For FNP/ENP program: One year of clinical experience in an emergency setting and Advanced Cardiac Life Support are required prior to beginning the first clinical Nurse Practitioner course.
  • Background check (for ARNP programs, to be completed before entering first clinical course).

For an MSN application please contact the Graduate Advisor at mpeople1@ju.edu.

Applicants to the campus based MSN programs should mail all application materials to:

  • Graduate Advisor - College of Health Sciences 
    Jacksonville University
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

Transfer Credit - Students accepted into the Nurse Educator, Leadership in Healthcare Systems, or joint MSN/MBA program may transfer a maximum of six (6) semester hours or 10-quarter hours of graduate academic credit from a comparable regionally accredited academic institution. Students accepted into the FNP or joint FNP/ENP program may transfer a maximum of nine (9) semester hours. The credit must be in courses similar in content and rigor to Jacksonville University's MSN Program, and the grade must be at least a "B". To be eligible for transfer credit, the student must submit a transcript and catalog description of the course to the advisor of the MSN Program. A letter requesting the transfer credit will be sent to the Registrar and placed in the student's file.

Selection Process - Admission to the MSN program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based on evaluation of the student's undergraduate program and grades earned, GRE scores if overall GPA is below 3.0, work experience (if applicable), letters of recommendation, and personal interview.

 

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ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (MSN) ADMISSION


In addition to the campus based MSN programs, the MSN-in Nurse Education and Leadership in Healthcare Systems programs are also available online. To be considered for admission into the Online-MSN program, potential students must submit the following items:

  • A $35 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Proof of graduation from an accredited NLN or CCNE BSN nursing program. Overall undergraduate grade point average above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Three recommendations; two of which should be professional references. References should be from a supervisor familiar with the student's clinical abilities and if possible an educator who taught the student.
  • Students whose overall undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must submit an official copy of scores reflecting a total score of 900 or more on the combined verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE exam previous to August 1, 2011 or 290 combined score on the revised GRE exam taken after August 1, 2011.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities.
  • Active US RN license.
  • Current Driver's license or government issued I.D.
  • Written Essay - the essay will discuss a personal statement describing reasons for pursuing an advanced degree and professional goals.
  • Evidence of completion of an undergraduate course in statistics and physical assessment.
  • CV or Resume.
  • TOEFL (minimum score of 650) if the applicant's primary language is not English.

Applicants to the Online-MSN programs may access the application at http://www.jacksonvilleu.com and mail their application materials to:

  • Jacksonville University
    c/o University Alliance Online
    9417 Princess Palm Avenue
    Tampa, FL 33619-8313

The Admissions, Progression and Retention Committee and the Dean of the School of Nursing must approve any exceptions to the preceding requirements.

Transfer Credit - Students accepted into the Nurse Educator or Leadership in Healthcare Systems online program tracks may transfer a maximum of six (6) semester hours or 10-quarter hours of graduate academic credit from a comparable regionally accredited academic institution. The credit must be in courses similar in content and rigor to Jacksonville University's MSN Program, and the grade must be at least a "B". To be eligible for transfer credit, the student must submit a transcript and catalog description of the course to the advisor of the MSN Program. A letter requesting the transfer credit will be sent to the Registrar and placed in the student's file.

Selection Process - Admission to the MSN program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based on evaluation of the student's undergraduate program and grades earned, GRE scores if overall GPA is below 3.0, work experience (if applicable), letters of recommendation, and personal interview.

 

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DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE (DNP) ADMISSION


 Admission is open to qualified men and women of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin. Graduate admssion is processed through the School of Nursing. Admission to the graduate nursing program is limited. The admission process is competitive based on the following criteria:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • MSN degree from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or National League of Nurses Accreditation Commission accredited program
  • Graduate DNP application
  • Copy of current driver's license
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the United States for the Advanced Practice cognate
  • ​Licensed or eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the United States for the Leadership cognate​​​​​​
  • Three letters of reference - two clinical and one professional/academic
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • MSN GPA of 3.3  or higher
  • Graded essay
 

*Students admitted to the program may not start residency hours until verification of unencumbered background check and verification of supervised clinical practice hours in graduate program specialty area.

Applicants who have successfully completed their MSN degree may apply to, and be provisionally accepted into the first year of DNP coursework while seeking ARNP or CNS certification.

For a DNP application please contact Dr. Hilary Morgan at hmorgan@ju.edu

All application materials for the DNP program should be addressed to:

  • Dr. Hilary Morgan
    Jacksonville University
    College of Health Sciences
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394

 

MASTER OF ARTS AND MASTER OF SCIENCE (MA/MS) IN MARINE SCIENCE ADMISSION


Admissions requirements include:

  • A $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A completed graduate admission application form.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Submission of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report.
  • Submission of a two page Statement of Research and Professional Goals.
  • Applications should be submitted by March 1st.  Applications completed after that date will be considered on a space available basis.

In addition to all program admission requirements listed above, all international student applicants must meet the JU Admissions requirements as outlined under International Students.

Admission to the MA/MS in Marine Science program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based on evaluation of the student's undergraduate program and grades earned, work experience (if applicable), letters of recommendation, statement of research and professional goals, and the personal interview.

An undergraduate degree in Marine Science is not necessary for admission to the MA/MS in the Marine Science Program, however, all applicants must be accepted by the Graduate Review Committee (GRC) to either the MS/MA in the MSC Program and must demonstrate adequate potential to successfully complete graduate level courses in the field of marine science. Students whose undergraduate specialization is not in Marine Science may be required to take additional undergraduate courses in order to qualify for advanced study. Each student will either have a thesis committee (MS) or an academic advisor (MA). The advisor/committee will assist the student in developing an academic plan and must approve all work done in pursuit of the degree.

Students not meeting entrance requirements outlined above may be admitted as non-degree seeking and be allowed to earn (6) semester hours of graduate level MSC course work at JU. Students must receive permission from the instructor before taking additional 500-level MSC courses at JU until they meet all admission requirements.

  • All applications and official transcripts of undergraduate as well as graduate work must be on file in the Office of Graduate Admission prior to initial registration.
  • Any exceptions to the preceding requirements must be approved by the Director of Marine Science Graduate Studies.

All application materials should be mailed to:

  • Adult and Graduate Admission
    Jacksonville University
    Howard Building - 2nd Floor
    2800 University Blvd. North
    Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394

Transient or Non-degree Student Application - Applications for admission to JU as a transient or non-degree seeking student must be filed with the Office of Graduate Admission prior to initial registration. Admission requirements include:

  • A bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Official transcript(s) showing all undergraduate and graduate course work of the candidate.

Admission to Candidacy - A student may be admitted to candidacy for the degree only if all admissions materials have been filed with the Office of Admission - Graduate Programs. Students who have been admitted to graduate study as non-degree seeking must complete six (6) credit hours of graduate-level courses in the major subject areas at JU with a grade of "B" or better. The Director and GRC will then decide whether or not the student should be admitted to candidacy for the MA/MS in Marine Science degree.

Transfer of Credit - Six (6) semester hour credits or 10-quarter hour credits of course work with grades of "B" or above at the graduate level in courses similar in content and rigor to Jacksonville University's MA/MS in Marine Science Program may be transferred from other regionally accredited institutions upon written petition by the student and with the approval of the Director and GRC. Graduate credit hours earned more than six years prior to graduation from the MA/MS in Marine Science Program will not be accepted. Graduate credit hours earned by correspondence will not be accepted.

All work transferred is subject to examination by JU. In no case will credit be transferred until the student has successfully completed six (6) credit hours of graduate work at JU. Any work transferred to JU will be entered as hours earned only and will not be used in the computation of the GPA. Only graduate courses will be considered for transfer. Further, this work must be pertinent to the course of study planned at JU. The last six (6) hours of graduate credit toward the MA/MS in Marine Science degree must be earned at Jacksonville University.

 

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MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN CHOREOGRAPHY (MFA) ADMISSION


Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Submit via mail your official transcripts of academic work. A bachelor's degree (with an undergraduate major in dance) from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent dance experience is required.
  • Completed online graduate admission application.
  • Via the online application, the following is required:
    • Name and contact info for three (3) current reference
    • Curriculum vitae of experience
    • Artist's Statement to include artistic goals for the period of study
  • Submit via mail, a DVD of selected works (12 minutes maximum).
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must also meet the JU admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students."
  • Admission Process - The admissions process is highly selective. For low-residency acceptance, applicants must be mature, mid-career working artists.

Transfer of Credit - Transfer of credit will not be allowed in the graduate curriculum.

Admission to Candidacy - A student may be admitted to candidacy for the degree only if all admissions materials have been filed with the Office of Admission. All application materials must be submitted by March 31 for the summer semester beginning in June of the same year.

All application materials should be mailed to:

  • Adult and Graduate Admission
    Jacksonville University
    Howard Building - 2nd Floor
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

 

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 MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN VISUAL ARTS (MFA) ADMISSION


Admission requirements include:

  • A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Submit via mail your official transcripts of academic work. A bachelor's degree (with an undergraduate major in art) from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent experience is required.
  • Completed online graduate admission application.
  • Via the online application, the following is required:
    • Name and contact info for three (3) current reference
    • Curriculum vitae of experience
    • Artist's Statement to include artistic goals for the period of study
  • Submit via mail, a CD/DVD (portfolio of selected works).
  • In addition to the program admission requirements, all international student applicants must meet the JU admissions requirements as outlined under "International Students."
  • Admission Process - The admissions process is highly selective. For low-residency acceptance, applicants must be mature, mid-career working artists.

Transfer of Credit - Transfer of credit will not be allowed in the graduate curriculum.

Admission to Candidacy - A student may be admitted to candidacy for the degree only if all admissions materials have been filed with the Office of Admission. All application materials must be submitted by March 31 for the summer semester beginning in June of the same year.

All application materials should be mailed to:

  • Adult and Graduate Admission
    Jacksonville University
    Howard Building - 2nd Floor
    2800 University Boulevard North
    Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394

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ORTHODONTICS - CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDIES (CAGS)


For admissions requirements see School of Orthodontics - Admission.

 

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