Jackson State


One of the nation’s top historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), Jackson State University provides a culture of self-discovery and shared experience where its students are able to develop strong sense of self in a challenging yet nurturing environment that empowers them for personal and professional success.

Jackson State University, an HBCU and comprehensive urban research university, provides quality teaching, research and service at the baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels to diverse populations of students and communities using various modalities to ensure that they are technologically-advanced, ethical, global leaders who think critically and can address societal problems and compete effectively. 

"challenging minds, changing lives."

Location: Jackson, Mississippi

Established: 1877

President: Dr. Marcus L. Thompson

Level: 4-year institution

Online Academic Offer: Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Education Specialist Programs.

Online Programs

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Online Programs
  • Childcare and Family Education, B.S.
  • Criminal Justice, B.S.
  • Healthcare Administration, B.S.
  • Professional Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S.
  • Technology – Emergency Management Technology Concentration, B.S.
  • University Studies, B.S.
  • Business Administration, M.B.A.
  • History, M.A.
  • Teaching – Elementary & Secondary Education Concentration, M.A.
  • Mathematics in Teaching (Biology Concentration), M.S.
  • Early Childhood Education, M.S.
  • Education Administration and Supervision, M.S.
  • Physical Education, M.S.
  • Reading, M.S.
  • Special Education, M.S.
  • Sport Science, M.S.
  • Social Work, M.S.W.
  • School Counseling Concentration, Ed.S.
  • Psychometry Concentration, Ed.S.
  • Special Education, Ed.S.