Admissions Procedures

Since students must always be admitted to a specific program, all applications are closely reviewed and must be approved by faculty and the chair of the department in which the student intends to study, by the college dean, and the dean of the Graduate School. Non-degree seeking students are approved by the dean of the Graduate School. U.S. citizens should obtain admission forms and should submit them to Graduate Admissions. Students may apply online by going to the Graduate School.  International applicants should obtain admission forms from the Office of International Student and Scholar Services. (See the International Student Applications section of the Bulletin for specific details).

Applicants should submit the following to Graduate Admissions:

  • Submit Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores to Graduate Admissions
  • Complete Graduate School Application form
  • Send official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • TOEFL or IELTA scores (for international students only)
  • Immunization records

The mailing address for the Southern Miss Graduate School is

The University of Southern Mississippi
The Graduate School
118 College Drive #5024
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

Applicants should submit the following to the Department in which the program resides:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample or personal essay
  • Other material required by department