Meet Your Graduate Admissions Officer

Welcome! Our Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions team is excited to chat with you about your academic opportunities at Jacksonville University. Please find your graduate admissions counselor below and schedule a phone or virtual appointment. We're happy to answer any questions you have about the admissions process, financial aid, next steps, and anything else you'd like to know about JU. 

Ryan Schnippert headshotRyan Schnippert

Director of Graduate Enrollment Management  |    +1 904-256-7943





Trevor White's headshotTrevor White, M.B.A.

Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment  |    +1 904-256-7862

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Pathways to Speech-Language Pathology
  • Florida Mental Health Licensure (non-degree coursework)

Joel Walker's headshotJoel Walker, M.A.

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions  |    +1 904-256-7428

  • Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI)
  • Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS)
  • Master of Science in Respiratory Care (MSRC)
  • Master of Science and Master of Arts in Marine Science
  • Master of Science in Marine Studies
  • Master in Public Policy (MPP)
  • Executive Master in Public Policy (EMPP)
  • Dual Master in Public Policy / Marine Science
  • Master of Science in Leadership & Learning (ILTD) (SAHE)
  • Instructional Design (ID) Certificate
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety

Ben Southern's headshot Ben Southern, M.B.A.

Sr. Associate Director of Graduate Admissions  |    +1 904-256-7293

  • Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  • Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics (MSABA)
  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL)
  • Dual Degree Programs
  • Master of Science in Dentistry
  • Comprehensive Oral Implantology Certificate Program
  • Certificate in Orthodontics


Missy Davenport HeadshotMissy Davenport

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions  |    +1 904-256-7169

  •  Juris Doctor program




Julia Kirendall HeadshotJulia Kirkendall

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions  |    +1. 904-256-7026

  •  RN to BSN
  •  RN to MSN
  • Practical Nursing
  •  Master of Business Administration (MBA)



Asia ShabazzAsia Shabazz

Assistant Director of Graduate Professional Studies  |    +1 904-256-7472

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) (Online, Cohort & Nurse Practitioner Programs)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Nursing Post-Graduate Certificates
  • MSN-MBA Dual Degree


Kyrstin Switanek's headshotKyrstin Creswell Switanek

Assistant Director of Admissions |    +1 904-256-7002

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Choreography
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Arts



Rhianna BlakeRhianna Blake

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions |    +1 904-256-7333

  • Exercise Science
  • ABSN
  • Practical Nurse
  • Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy


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(904) 256-8000