physical education - human performance ms


Q: What steps do I take to get enrolled in the Master of Science in Physical Education?

A: Click here for information on the steps you’ll need to complete in order to be admitted to Southern Miss.

Q: How long does the program take to complete?

A: The program is designed for students who work and want to go to school part-time. We offer two courses a semester (fall, spring, summer), with the goal of each student graduating in two years.

Q: When can I start??

A: We offer Fall semester start dates.

Q: What kind of technology do I need to complete this degree online?

A: It is recommended that you have a fairly new computer and a high-speed Internet connection. For certain classes, students will need to have the ability to digitally record and upload their physical education class.

Q: Where can I find information about taking the GRE?

A: To be considered for admission in the School of Human Performance and Recreation’s graduate program, you must submit GRE score. You must take all three parts: verbal, quantitative, and writing. If you have never taken the GRE or would like to retake the GRE, you can visit the GRE website.

Q: If I have already taken the GRE, do I have to take it again?

A: If you have previously taken the GRE, you may ask that the scores be sent to The University of Southern Mississippi, or you may choose to retake the GRE and have the new scores sent to USM. If you would like to have your score sent to The University of Southern Mississippi call the GRE testing center at 1-888-473-7267.

Q: Who is my advisor or departmental contact?

A: Dr. Nancy Speed (

Q: Does the standard tuition apply for part-time students?

A: Click here and choose the term that applies to view the costs associated with part-time enrollment.

Q: What is the deadline for registering for classes?

A: Click here and choose the term that applies.

Q: What is the minimum number of classes that I can take to be considered full-time?

A: You must enroll in at least 9 credit hours in order to have full-time status.

Q: Does enrollment in the online program follow the standard academic calendar?

A: Yes, you’ll start and end classes on the same dates as the in-person students.

Q: Will there be any courses that have face-to-face requirements?

A: No, none of the classes in the physical education emphasis have face-to-face requirements.

Q: Are the exams required to be proctored?

A: It is up to the instructor of a course if an exam requires a proctor. You should always read the content in the syllabus and online course site to determine if a proctor is needed. There is an application that must be completed at least 15 days prior to taking an exam. For information about proctoring click here.



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