Sport Coaching Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What steps do I take to get enrolled in the Master of Science in Sport Coaching 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 requires 6 semesters at 2 classes per semester.

Q: When can I start?

A: We offer Fall and Spring start dates.

Q: Who is my advisor or departmental contact?

A: Dr. Melissa Murray (

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 12 credit hours in order to have full-time status in the spring and fall semesters and at least 9 credit hours in order to have full-time status in the summer semester.

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

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

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

A: In a select few cases (Calculus 2 at Southern Miss) there may be some face-to-face requirements. In an on-line course an instructor may also require synchronous meetings (often in the form of chats or Web cam real-time meetings).

Q: Are the exams required to be proctored?

A: It is up to the instructor of a course if exams require a proctor. You should always read the content in the syllabus and on-line 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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