Jarvis Christian University Graduate SChool


We welcome all prospective graduate students to the Graduate School at Jarvis Christian University. The Office of the Graduate School is housed in the Charles E. Meyer Building, Suite S-39. The Graduate School is led by a Dean, Dr. Saliba D. Mukoro, who reports directly to the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Cynthia Hester. The Graduate School has a Graduate Council made up of Graduate Program Coordinators, appointed graduate faculty members, and selected graduate students. The Council is chaired by the Graduate School Dean.

The University web site has a Graduate School link that provides information for prospective graduate students regarding our graduate programs, application procedures, and other information related to graduate education at Jarvis Christian University. We have provided links to make it easy for you to find all the information you need, such as admission requirements, program descriptions, their general guidelines, their curriculum, course descriptions, advisement, course load, tuition and fees, Financial Aid Programs, and many more.

The Graduate School is responsible for enforcing minimum general standards of graduate work at Jarvis Christian University and for the coordination of graduate degree programs in the various Divisions and Departments. General policies and standards of the Graduate School are established by the Graduate Council Documents 2024.pdf. The responsibility for the detailed, day- to-day operations of graduate programs lies with the individual departments, and Divisions offering the programs.

The Graduate School is also responsible for processing admission applications to the graduate programs; monitors graduate students progress while on the various graduate programs; recommends graduate students that have completed all their requirement for graduation to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for graduation from the University, and the awarding of their degrees by the University President, Dr. Glenell Lee-Pruitt.


Prospective graduate students may now apply for admissions to the following graduate programs that will commence in the Spring of 2023.

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) -online

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)-online

Other graduate programs will come on board subsequently. 

New Graduate students admitted in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Deadline for Fall Admissions is August 1.

Deadline for Spring Admissions is December 15.

Please Review Graduate School Course Catalog: 

Graduate School Catalog 2023-2025.pdf


Graduate Admissions   APPLY NOW 

When you Complete this form please click on the following link to pay Application Fee: Make a Payment (jarvis.edu)

Phone: (903) 730-4890 Ext. 2314 or (430) 247-1434
Email Address: graduateschool@jarvis.edu

Saliba D. Mukoro, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean of Graduate School
Jarvis Christian University



Graduate Students Texas ResidentsFirst SemesterSecond SemesterThird SemesterTotal Per School Year
Tuition$ 7,000.00$ 7,000.00$ 7,000.00$ 21,000.00
Graduate Fees$ 1,050.00$ 1,050.00$ 1,050.00$ 3,150.00
Total$ 8,050.00$ 8,050.00$ 8,050.00$ 24,150.00
Graduate Students Non-Texas Residents$ 7,000.00$ 7,000.00$ 7,000.00$ 21,000.00
 $ 1,050.00$ 1,050.00$ 1,050.00$ 3,150.00
Total$ 8,050.00$ 8,050.00$ 8,050.00$ 24,150.00
Graduate  Application Fee $50 (Non-refundable)

Note: Each Semester will consist of two 8-week sessions. Students will be billed and fees expected based on the Semester, however it will be broken into two terms.

One Semester has two 8-week sessions
Each session, students take two graduate courses (6 credit hours)
Total cost for six credit hours $ 4024.98
Cost per one credit hour is $ 670.83


The Office of Financial aid at Jarvis Christian University coordinates all financial assistance offered to students. The purpose of the financial aid program is to provide financial assistance to students who enroll and attend in the graduate programs offered at the university. The following aid is offered to Graduate students:

Federal Direct Student Loans

  • Unsubsidized Loan
  • Graduate PLUS Loan

Direct Student Loans

Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students to help pay for the cost of education. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education (the Department), though most of the contact will be with your loan servicer.

The interest rate for the Unsubsidized Direct Loans for graduate students is 5.28% which is subject to change every July 1st.

Loan assistance is available for graduate students in the form of unsubsidized loans through the Federal Direct Loan program, the Federal Graduate PLUS program, and specific alternative/private loan programs. We recommend that students apply for federal loans first and then pursue additional funding sources if necessary. Eligibility for the Federal Direct Loans is based on the student completing a Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA). All students must be enrolled at least half-time for the school to begin submitting loan records to the Department of Education. Once the school receives the student aid report, the Financial Aid Office will award the student based on the student’s annual eligible amount up to the cost of attendance or remaining eligibility in the case where the student is close to their aggregate limit for Federal Direct Loans.

Direct Unsubsidized Loan

In the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program, a student may borrow up to a maximum annual limit of $20,500 a year, which is unsubsidized. The maximum aggregate amount of Federal Direct Loans an eligible student may borrow is $138,500, including any Federal Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans borrowed for undergraduate study. A graduate student may borrow up to the annual cost of attending Jarvis Christian University minus any other aid for which the student is eligible.

Graduate PLUS Loan

The Graduate PLUS Loan is a non-need-based loan available to graduate students. The student must demonstrate credit worthiness. If you are determined to have an adverse credit history, you may still receive a Direct PLUS Loan if you obtain an endorser with no adverse credit history. If other aid is received, the amount that a student may borrow is based on the annual cost of attending Jarvis Christian University minus any other aid for which the student is eligible. There is no maximum aggregate limit.

Non-Federal Loans

Alternative/Private Loans are available from private sources that are not based on financial need. We recommend that students apply for federal loans first and then pursue additional funding sources if necessary. The interest rate for non-federal loans is higher than that of the interest rate of federal loans, and repayment may vary for the lender.

Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement

All Graduate students must complete an Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement each year a graduate student accepts a new federal student loan. The Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement is an online session that allows graduate students to review and acknowledge how much they borrowed, preview estimates of future monthly payments, and explain concepts such as capitalization and the difference between federal and private loans. Graduate students must go to www.StudentAid.gov using their student FSA ID username and password to log on.

Entrance Loan Counseling and Master Promissory Note

Students who have not previously received a loan at Jarvis Christian University must complete Entrance Loan Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) before the school will process the first disbursement of their loan. Entrance Counseling helps you to understand your responsibilities regarding your loan. Master Promissory Note is a legal document in which you promise to repay your federal student loan(s) and any accrued interest fees to your lender or loan holder. There is one MPN for Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans and a different MPN for Direct Graduate PLUS Loans. Jarvis Christian University requires students to complete Entrance Loan Counseling and Master Promissory Notes at www.StudentAid.gov.

Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal and State regulations require all schools participating in Federal and State aid programs to have a standard for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to measure a student’s progress toward a degree. The measurements shall be used to determine student eligibility for Federal Title IV financial assistance unless the terms or a particular grant or funding source State otherwise.

The Title IV 1992 Higher Education Amendments require that institutions establish a minimum standard of “Satisfactory Academic Progress” for students. A minimum standard for “Satisfactory Academic Progress” is defined as follows:

“SAP” is a measure of whether a student is progressing adequately toward completing their degree. It is determined in terms of grade point average and course completion. For a student to be eligible for Title IV aid during his/her attendance at Jarvis Christian University, the student must matriculate based on the established policy. Students not successfully completing courses are suspended from receiving federal student loans.

Jarvis Christian University students must make continuous satisfactory progress towards a degree by maintaining a 3.0-grade point average per semester. In addition, students cannot have more than two Cs during the course of the entire program. To complete their educational program, students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) by meeting both Qualitative and Quantitative standards.

Qualitative Standards

Students must meet the standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) set by the Graduate Council. Measurable academic progress must be shown toward completion of degree requirements, and students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above.

Quantitative Standards

Students are expected to complete degree requirements within a reasonable time frame. Graduate students pursuing a degree are allowed to attempt up to 150% of the length of their academic program. For example, the length of the program = 36 hours. The maximum time frame is 36 x 150% = 54 hours. Jarvis Christian University graduate programs vary in length, therefore, the maximum time frame for each program is different. Incremental progression toward the degree must be made, and a minimum percentage of hours attempted must be completed.

Each student must complete 67% of all credit hours attempted, including transfer hours accepted. Attempted hours are credit hours that the student is enrolled in after the drop/add period and includes grades of A, B, C, D, F, I (Incomplete), or W (Withdrawal). Grades “F,” “I,” and “W” are not counted as hours completed. However, they are counted as hours attempted.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Review

  • Satisfactory academic progress will be reviewed at the end of the spring semester for currently enrolled and re-admitted students.

Financial Aid Suspension

Students who fail to meet the standards at the end of the academic year will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension and will become ineligible for financial aid beginning the next semester of attendance. Financial aid, once lost, cannot be reinstated retroactively for previous semesters. The student must pay expenses incurred while a student’s aid is suspended until the minimum SAP standards are met again. This policy applies to all students at Jarvis Christian University receiving financial aid.

Financial Aid Suspension does not prevent a student from enrollment but prevents them from receiving aid. However, the student should be aware that the university’s policies for academic eligibility and financial aid eligibility closely mirror one another. Both are measures of satisfactory academic progress intended to encourage behavior that leads to academic success.

Appeal Procedures

Students who fail to meet the SAP standard may appeal the suspension of their student financial aid funds. Letters of appeal must be based on mitigating circumstances that negatively impact the student’s ability to meet the required standards. Examples of such circumstances are; (1) death/prolonged illness of an immediate family member, (2) medical illness by the student that created undue hardship, (3) natural disasters or other acts of God beyond the control of the students (i.e., hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.) or other personal or family matters/situations which may have negatively impacted the student ability to meet the required standards. If a student has been away from the institution for a year or more, they must submit a letter of appeal and an approved academic plan for review.

Financial Aid Probation

If the student’s appeal is approved, the student can reestablish SAP in one semester. The student will be placed on SAP Probation (this type of probation is for financial aid purposes only and is separate from academic standing with the university). The probationary period shall commence for one term. (Example: if a student completes an appeal for the fall semester, at the end of the fall semester, the student’s SAP will be evaluated to determine if he/she is meeting minimum SAP requirements or successfully completing an academic plan to receive aid for the upcoming spring semester.) The student’s progress will be evaluated again at the end of the spring semester to determine if he/she is meeting minimum SAP requirements. If not, the student shall be placed on financial aid suspension again.

Reinstatement of Financial Aid

Students who demonstrate mitigating circumstances that interfered with academic performance will have financial aid eligibility until the next SAP review period. To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must meet the SAP policy or successfully follow an approved academic plan.

Summer Course Work

Summer course work can be used to clear a student’s Financial Aid Suspension status. The student must notify the office that they have completed summer courses. The office will then re-evaluate the student’s suspension status and notify the student after review.

Jarvis Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500, or visit www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Jarvis Christian University. To view PDFs, you may download Adobe Reader here.