Apply to the Grad Program

Thank you for your interest in the graduate program in English at The University of Southern Mississippi.  We offer an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in creative writing (either fiction or poetry), an M.A. in English with a concentration in education, and an M.A., a PhD. and a combined M.A.-Ph.D. in English with a concentration in literature.

If you are an international student, please apply through International Student and Scholar Services.  

If you are a secondary school teacher interested in taking a graduate course without joining our program, please visit our Non-Degree Enrollment page.

We do not offer any graduate courses online at this time.

Please click the links below to review our application deadlines, standards for admission, and an application checklist which will explain the materials you will need to submit along with your online application.

To fill out an online application, please visit the Graduate Admissions web page.

For questions about the graduate program in literature, please contact Dr. Monika Gehlawat, Director of Graduate Studies.

For questions about our creative writing program, please contact Professor Steven Barthelme, Director of the Center for Writers.