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Economic Development

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much is tuition?

In addition to a $110 per hour course fee that covers books, meals during the in-person, and special technology needed for the program, Graduate Tuition and Out-of-State Charges can be found at http://www.usm.edu/graduateschool/fees.php

2. When is the admissions deadline for fall enrollment?

We having a rolling admissions for program. However, if you would like to be considered for a graduate assistantship, we will need your completed application before June.

3. How does the executive format work?

The program is taught in a hybrid-executive format with most classes consisting of 4-5 online evening sessions, 3 days of in-person instruction (roughly 8am-5pm Thursday to Saturday), and individual assistance as needed.

4. Where are the in-person classes held?

Most classes are taught in the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Bldg. on the USM campus in Hattiesburg

5. What scholarships does the program offer?

In addition to other USM scholarships, students in the program are eligible for the Joe Johnson Memorial Endowment in Economic Development, Munro Petroleum Scholarship Endowment, and the Rhodes and Ingram Economic Development Scholarship Endowment

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