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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The area of English at Jackson State University has established these major objectives:

  • To help students develop the ability to read, think, and write clearly and critically.
  • To help students understand and appreciate good writing and literature.
  • To help students become aware of the truth, beauty, and wisdom of our culture to the extent that they are able to make value judgments about the society in which they live.
  • To prepare students for teaching English and for other career roles in society.
  • To provide the necessary courses for all students to fulfill state and university requirements.
  • To encourage students to engage in creative and scholarly writing.

In addition to the English Proficiency Examination required of all students, and the examination demanded by courses in the English/MFL disciplines, the competencies of undergraduate English majors are determined by the following:

• Senior Seminar – A one-semester course which tests ability in grammar and usage, oral presentations, writing critical analyses and research.

• Student Teaching – Majors in English with certification in teaching (Teacher Certification majors).

• PRAXIS Examination (formerly NTE) – Majors in English with certification in teaching (Teacher Certification majors).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Composition
  •  Composition for the Language Arts Major
  • Humanities
  •  World Literature
  • The Literature of Science
  •  The Law in Literature I: Humanities and Criminal Justice
  •  Humanities for English and Mass Communication Majors
  •  Professional Writing
  • Survey of the Elements of Fiction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application: A completed application
  • Transcripts: Prospective students should request that their high school send a transcript.  A six or seven semester transcript can be submitted for early review and a final official transcript submitted upon graduation which lists all high school course work, the date of graduation, grade point average, and class rank.
  • Test Scores:  Request that an official ACT or SAT score(s) is sent to Jackson State University.
  • Immunization Record: All students born after December 31, 1956 must submit proof of immunization compliance for measles, mumps, and rubella.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    845 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 845 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    345 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 345 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Tuition: per Credit Hour

Living costs for Jackson

  • 1080 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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