Mission of Philander Smith University

The mission of Philander Smith University is to graduate academically accomplished students, grounded as advocates for social justice, determined to change the world for the better.

Philander Smith University offers 21 undergraduate majors across 5 core academic divisions. Such a wide range of disciplines offers innovative and integrated approaches to the liberal arts curriculum. Emphasized also is undergraduate research, experiential learning, and study abroad.  Visit our Degree Programs page to learn more about the exciting degree options at Philander Smith University.

If you are interested in applying, please visit our Admissions page for details on the admission process and online application.  We also encourage prospective students and their families to visit the Philander Smith University campus located in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas.  

Complete Intent to Enroll

If you received an email stating your Application for Admissions has been accepted, please complete the Intent to Enroll form. You do not need to log into MyPanther (JICS) to complete this form.

How to Forward Philander email to a personal email account

As a reminder, all communication from your instructors will be through your Philander email address.  You will also use the Philander email address to access your textbooks through Cengage online.

Once you have logged into the Philander email, you can set the account to forward your Philander email to your personal email address.  Just make sure your personal email address is only accessible by you and your password is secure.  If you need assistance, please contact HelpDesk@philander.edu.

Steps to Forward your Philander email messages to a personal email account

  1. On your computer, open Gmail using your Philander Gmail account.
  2. In the top right, click Settings and then See all settings.
  3. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  4. In the "Forwarding" section, click Add a forwarding address.
  5. Enter the email address you want to forward messages to.
  6. Click Next and then Proceed and then OK.
  7. A verification message will be sent to that address. Click the verification link in that message.
  8. Go back to the settings page for the Gmail account you want to forward messages from, and refresh your browser.
  9. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab.
  10. In the "Forwarding" section, select Forward a copy of incoming mail to.
  11. Choose what you want to happen with the Gmail copy of your emails. We recommend Keep Gmail's copy in the Inbox.
  12. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.


CNA Program at Philander Smith College

Philander Smith College is accepting applications for our new Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program.  To learn more about the program and apply, please visit https://jics.philander.edu/ICS/Admissions/CNA_Program.jnz

MBA Program at Philander Smith College

Philander Smith College is now offering a graduate MBA degree.

Gain the credentials you need to make exciting career moves with a Master of Business Administration degree from Philander Smith College. Choose a concentration in Project Management or Management to develop the professional knowledge and relevant expertise you need to advance in a competitive global business environment. Our program offers a one year, 36 credit hour program with online and face to face formats. 

Learn from our highly qualified faculty, and regardless of your undergraduate background you can open doors to new career opportunities in as few as 12 months. At Philander Smith College, We are offering a unique ONE year quality master's program that is convenient and affordable, delivering the desired results to meet the needs of the business community.

Our next MBA cohort will start in January 2024.  Learn more about the MBA Program at Philander Smith College.

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