Graduate Degree Programs (Contacts & Deadlines)

University of Southern Mississippi master's and doctorate degrees.

Follow the links below for program Plans of Study.:

Master's Programs

Doctoral Programs

Specialist Programs

Certificate Programs

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M = Masters, S = Specialist, D = Doctoral

Fa = Fall, Su = Summer (If Applicable), Sp = Spring

Rolling - Means department takes applications year round. Contact department for details.

Please Note: GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP DEADLINES

Deadlines to be considered for an assistantship MAY be earlier than REGULAR DEADLINES. You nust contact the department for Priority Assistantship Consideration Deadlines.

DegreesDepartmentE-mailPhoneDeadlines  
Accounting (MPA)
 M
Accountancyamber.hatten@usm.edu(601)266.6109Su- April 1
Fa- June 1
Sp- Nov 1
  
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
M
Psychologyjames.moore@usm.edu(601)266.5255Fa- June 15  
Anthropology
M
Anthropology & Sociologyantsoc@usm.edu(601)266.4306Rolling  
Audiology (AuD)
D
Speech & Hearing 
Sciences
steven.cloud@usm.edu(601)266.5216Contact Dept.  
Biological Sciences
M, D
Biological Sciencesjake.schaefer@usm.edu (601)266.4748Fa- Feb 15
Sp- Oct 15
  
Business Administration
MBA- Hattiesburg
MBA- Gulf Coast
M
College of Businessbeth.lafleur@usm.edu(601) 214-3447Su- March 1
Fa- June 1
Sp- Nov 1
  
Chemistry
M, D
Chemistry & Biochemistrychemistry@usm.edu(601) 266.4701Fa- June 1
Sp- Oct 1
  
Child & Family Studies
M
Child & Family Studiesamanda.l.williams@usm.edu(601)266.6108Fa- April 15
Sp- Contact Dept.
  
Coastal Sciences
M, D
Coastal Sciencescoastal.sciences@usm.edu(228) 872.4200
Su- March 19
Fa- June 18
Sp- Oct 22
  
Communication:
Communication Studies

M, D
Communication Studiesjohn.meyer@usm.edu(601) 266.4271M
Su- April 15
Fa- July 15
Sp- Dec 1

D
Su- April 15
Fa- July 1
Sp- Nov 1
  
Communication:
Mass Communication 

M, D
Mass Communication
& Journalism
vanessa.murphree@usm.edu(601)266.4258M
Su- May 1
Fa- Aug 1
Sp- Dec 1

D
Su- March 1
Fa- July 1
Sp- Nov 1
  
Computational Science:
Computer Science

D
Computingandrew.sung@usm.edu(601)266.4949Contact Dept.  
Computational Science:
Mathematics

D
Mathematicsjames.lambers@usm.edu(601)266.4289Contact Dept.  
Computational Science:
Physics

D
Physicsphysics.astronomy@usm.edu(601)266.4934Contact Dept.  
Computer Science
M
Computingzhaoxian.zhou@usm.edu(601)266.4949Fa- March 1
Sp- Sept 1
  
Criminal Justice
M, D
Criminal Justicecriminal.justice@usm.edu(601)266.4509Fa- March 1
Sp- Sept 1
  
Economic Development
& Tourism

M
Economic
Development &
Tourism
valencia.hopkins@usm.edu(601)266.6067Contact Dept.  
Education (Educational
Studies & Research

M
Educational Studies &
Research
kyna.shelley@usm.edu(601)266.4621Su- April 1
Fa- July 1
Sp- Oct 30
  
Education:
Curriculum and
Instruction-
(Elem, Secondary,
Special Ed)

M, S, D
Curriculum, Instruction,
& Special Education
cisegraduateprogram@usm.edu(601)266.5247Su- April 25
Fa- July 15
Su- Dec 1
  
Education:
 Educational
Administration

M, S, D
Educational Leadership & 
School 
Counseling
keiandria.george@usm.edu(601)266.4579Su- April 1
Fa- July 1
Sp- Oct 30
  
Education:
Educational Res,
Ev, Stat, Asm

D
Educational 
Studies & Research
kyna.shelley@usm.edu(601) 266.4621Su- April 1
Fa- July 1
Sp- Oct 30
  
Education:
Special Education

M, S, D
Curriculum, Instruction,
& Special Education
specialed@usm.edu(601)266.5247Su- April 25
Fa- July 15
Sp- Dec 1
  
Elementary/Early
Childhood
Administration

M, S, D
Curriculum, Instruction,
& Special Education
cisegraduateprogram@usm.edu(601)266.5247Contact Dept.  
English (Creative
Writing, Literature)

M, D
Englishmonika.gehlawat@usm.edu(601)266.4319Contact Dept.  
Geography
M, D
Geography &
Geology
andy.reese@usm.edu(601)266.4729Fa- Feb 15  
Geology
M
Geography &
Geology
asim.yousafzai@usm.edu(601)266.4729Rolling  
Gulf Coast Arts &
Letters

M, D
College of Arts & Lettersrobert.pauly@usm.edu(228)867.2633 Contact Dept.  
Gulf Coast Education
& Psychology

M, S, D
College of Education &
Psychology
michael.mong@usm.edu(228)865.4512 Contact Dept.  
Gulf Coast Health
M
College of Healthpatsy.anderson@usm.edu(228)865.4517 Contact Dept.  
Higher Education
Administration

D
Educational Studies &
Research
kyna.shelley@usm.edu(601)266.4621Su- April 1
Fa- July 1
Sp- Oct 30
  
Higher Education
Administration:
Student Affairs Administration

M
Educational Studies &
Research
kyna.shelley@usm.edu(601)266.4621Su- April 1
Fa- July 1
Sp- Nov 15
  
History
M, D
Historykenneth.swope@usm.edu(601)266.4333Contact Dept.  
Human Capital Development
M, D
Economic Workforce
& Development
cyndi.gaudet@usm.edu
heather.annulis@usm.edu
(228)214.3517Contact Dept.  
Kinesiology
M,D
Kinesiologygary.krebs@usm.edu(601)266.6624M
Fa- Aug 1


Fa- April 1
  
Hydrographic Science 
M
Marine Sciencemarine.science@usm.edu(228) 688.3177Contact Dept  
Instructional Technology & Design 
M, D
Curriculum, Instruction & Specail Educationtaralynn.hartsell@usm.edu(601)266-4669Contact Dept  
International Development 
D
Political Science, International Development, & International Affairsannette.copeland@usm.edu(228) 214.3240Fa - May 15
Sp- Oct 15
  
Library & Information Science
M
Library and Information Scienceslis@usm.edu(601)266.4228Rolling  
Logistics, Trade, &
Transportation

M
ConstructionKeith.Sylvester@usm.edu(601) 266.4895Su- Mar 15
Fa- June 15
Sp- Oct 15
  
Marine Science
M, D
Marine Sciencelinda.downs@usm.edu(228) 688.7097Contact Dept  
Marriage & Family
Therapy

M
Child & Family Studiesheath.grames@usm.edu(601) 266.4679Contact Dept  
Mathematics
M
Mathematicsjames.lambers@usm.edu(601) 266.4289Contact Dept  
Medical Laboratory 
Science

M
Medical Technologymedtech@usm.edu(601) 266.4908Rolling  
Music
MM, DMA
Grad. Asst. Deadline
    Feb. 1
Musicmusicgrads@usm.edu(601)266.5543Su- March 1
Fa- June 1
Sp- Nov 1
  
Music Education
MME, PhD
Grad Asst. Deadline
   Feb 1.
Musicmusicgrads@usm.edu(601) 266.5543Su - March 1
Fa-  June 1
Sp- Nov 1
  
Nursing
M, D
Nursingkathy.pendegrass@usm.edu(601)266.5454Fa- March 1
Sp- Sept 1
  
Nutrition & Food
Systems
M, D
Nutrition & Food Systemsm.yadrick@usm.edu(601) 266.5377M
Su- May 1
Fa- July 15
Sp- Nov 15


D
Contact Dept.
  
Physics
M
Physicspartha.biswas@usm.edu(601) 266.4934
Su- Contact Dept.
Fa- Feb 1
Sp- Contact Dept.


  
Political Science
M
Political Science, International Development, & International Affairsallan.mcbride@usm.edu(601)266.5688Contact Dept.  
Polymer Science & 
Engineering

M, D
Polymers and High Performance Materialssarah.morgan@usm.edu(601) 266.4868Fa- Feb 1
Sp- June 1
  
Psychology (Clinical
D
Psychologytammy.barry@usm.edu(601) 266.5514   
Psychology (Counseling)
M,D
Psychologyemily.yowell@usm.edu
Masters
bonnie.nicholson@usm.edu
Doctoral
(601) 266.6224Fa- March 1
M, D
  
Psychology (Experimental)
D
Psychologys.kuczaj@usm.edu(601) 266.4179Fa - Jan 3  
Psychology (School)
D
Psychologydaniel.tingstrom@usm.edu(601) 266.4594Fa - Jan 3  
Public Health (MPH)
M
Public Healthvickie.reed@usm.edu
MPH
ala.marandiuc@usm.edu
Exec. MPH
(601) 266.5957Fa - July 15
Sp- Oct 15
  
Public Relations
M
Mass Communication
& Journalism
vanessa.murphree@usm.edu(601)266.5650Su- May 1
Fa- Aug 1
Sp- Dec 1
  
School Counseling & Guidance Services
M
Educational Leadership & School CounselingEmily.Meadows@usm.edu (601) 266-4580Su- May 15
Fa- May 30
Sp- Dec 1
  
Science Education
M,D
Science and Mathematics Educationsherry.herron@usm.edu(601) 266.4739Contact Dept  
Social Work
M
Social Worksocial.work@usm.edu(601) 266.4163Fa - Mar 15  
Special Education
M
Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Educationspecialed@usm.edu(601) 266.5247Su - Apr 25
Fa- July 15
Sp- Dec 1
  
Speech & Hearing Sci. Education of the Deaf-Early Oral Intervention
M
Speech & Hearing Sciencessteven.cloud@usm.edu(601) 266.5216Contact Dept.  
Speech-Language Pathology
M
Speech & Hearing Sciencessteven.cloud@usm.edu(601) 266.5216Contact Dept.  
Sport Coaching Education
M
Kiniesologygary.krebs@usm.edu(601) 266.6624Fa - Aug 1  
Sport Management
M
Economic Development, Tourism, and Sport Managementgary.krebs@usm.edu(601) 266.6624Su- May 1
Fa- July 1
Sp- Dec 1
  
Teaching of Languages
M
Foreign Languages and Literaturesforeign.languages@usm.edu(601) 266.4964Su- April 1
Fa- Aug 1
Sp- Nov 1
  
Theatre (MFA)
M
Theatre & Dancejohn.warrick@usm.edu(601) 266.4994Contact Dept.