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.

Degrees Department E-mail

Phone (601) Unless Indicated

Deadlines
Accounting (MPA)
M
Accountancy michael.dugan@usm.edu (601) 266.4659 Su - April 1
Fa - June 1
Sp - Nov 1
Anthropology
M
Anthropology & Sociology antsoc@usm.edu 266.4306 Rolling
Audiology (AuD)
D
Speech & Hearing Sciences steven.cloud@usm.edu 266.5216 Contact Dpt
Biological Sciences
M, D
Biological Sciences jake.schaefer@usm.edu 266.4748 Fa - Feb 15
Sp- Oct 15

Business Administration

MBA-Hattiesburg
MBA-Gulf Coast
M

College of Business beth.lafleur@usm.edu (228) 214.3447 Su - March 1
Fa - June 1
Sp - Nov 1
Chemistry
M, D
Chemistry & Biochemistry chemistry@usm.edu 266.4701 Rolling
Child & Family Studies
M
Child & Family Studies heath.grames@usm.edu 266.4679 Sp- Nov 1
Coastal Sciences
M, D
Coastal Sciences coastal.sciences@usm.edu (228) 872.4215 Su - Mar19
Fa - June 18
Sp - Oct 22
Communication: Communication Studies
M, D
Communication Studies john.meyer@usm.edu 266.4271 M
Su - Apr 15
Fa - July 15
Sp - Dec 1

D
Su - Apr 15
Fa - April 15
Sp - Dec 1

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

D
Su - Mar 1
Fa - July 1
Sp - Nov 1

Computational Science: Computer Science
D
Computing chaoyang.zhang@usm.edu 266.4949 Contact Dept
Computational Science:
Mathematics

D
Mathematics james.lambers@usm.edu 266.4289 Contact Dept
Computational Science:
Physics

D
Physics physics.astronomy@usm.edu 266.4934 Contact Dept
Computer Science
M
Computing chaoyang.zhang@usm.edu 266.4949 Su - Apr 5
Fa - June 28
Sp - Nov 1
Counseling & Personnel Services-School Counseling
M
Educational Leadership & School Counseling ursula.whitehead@usm.edu 266.4584

Contact Dpt

Counseling & Personnel Services- Student Affairs Administration 
M
Educational Studies & Research Lilian.Hill@usm.edu 266.4621

Su - Mar 1

Fa - July 1

Sp - Oct 1

Criminal Justice
M, D
Criminal Justice criminal.justice@usm.edu 266.4509 Fa - Mar 1
Sp - Sep 1
Economic Development
M
Economic & Workforce Development sherry.parker@usm.edu 266.6067 Contact Dpt
Education (Educational Studies & Research)
M
Educational Studies & Research kyna.shelley@usm.edu 266-4621

Su - Mar 1

Fa - July 1

Sp - Oct 1

Education: Adult Education
D
Educational Studies & Research Lilian.Hill@usm.edu 266.4622

Su - Mar 1

Fa - July 1

Sp - Oct 1

Education: Curriculum and Instruction-(Elem, Secondary, Special Ed)
M, S, D
Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Education cisegraduateprogram@usm.edu 266.5247 Su - Apr 25
Fa - July 15
Sp - Dec 1
Education: Educational Administration
M, S, D
Educational Leadership & School Counseling ruth.jones@usm.edu 266.4579 Contact Dpt
Education: Educational Res, Ev, Stat, Asm
D
Educational Studies & Research kyna.shelley@usm.edu 266.4621

Su - Mar 1

Fa - July 1

Sp - Oct 1

Education: Special Education
M, S, D
Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Education specialed@usm.edu 266.5247 Su - Apr 25
Fa - July 15
Sp - Dec 1
Elementary/Early Childhood Administration
M, S, D
Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Education cisegraduateprogram@usm.edu 266.5247 Contact Dpt
English (Creative Writing, Literature)
M, D
English monika.gehlawat@usm.edu 266.4319 Contact Dpt
Geography
M, D
Geography & Geology clifton.dixon@usm.edu 266.4729

Fa - Mar 1

Sp - N/A

Geology
M

Geography & Geology asim.yousafzai@usm.edu 266.4729 Rolling
Gulf Coast Arts & Letters
M, D
College of Arts & Letters robert.pauly@usm.edu (228) 867.2633  
Gulf Coast Education & Psychology
M, S, D
College of Education & Psychology thomas.lipscomb@usm.edu (228) 865.4512  
Gulf Coast Health
M
College of Health Patsy.Anderson@usm.edu (228) 865.4517  
Higher Education Administration
D
Educational Studies & Research Lilian.Hill@usm.edu 266.4622 Rolling
History
M, D
History Kyle.Zelner@usm.edu 266.4333 Rolling
Human Capital Development
D
Economic & Workforce Development cyndi.gaudet@usm.edu (228) 214.3517 Contact Dept
Human Performance
M, D
Human Performance & Recreation gary.krebs@usm.edu 266.6624 M
Fa - April 1

D
Fa - Mar 1

Hydrographic Science
M
Marine Science marine.science@usm.edu (228) 688.3177 Contact Dept
Instructional Technologyand Design
M,D
Curriculum, Instruction & Specail Education taralynn.hartsell@usm.edu 266-4669 Contact Dept
International Development
D
Political Science, International Development, & International Affairs kimberly.scherlofsky@usm.edu 266.4310 Fa - May 15
Sp - Oct 15
Library and Information Science
M
Library and Information Science slis@usm.edu 266.4228 Rolling
Logistics, Trade, & Transportation
M
Construction tulio.sulbaran@usm.edu 266.4895

Su- Mar 15

Fa-Jun 15

Sp-Oct 15

Marine Science
M, D
Marine Science marine.science@usm.edu (228) 688.3177 Contact Dept
Marriage & Family Therapy
M
Child & Family Studies heath.grames@usm.edu 266.4679 Contact Dept
Mathematics
M
Mathematics james.lambers@usm.edu 266.4289 Contact dept
Medical Technology
M
Medical Technology medtech@usm.edu 266.4908 Fa - Apr 15
Sp - Nov 1
Music
MM & DMA

Music

Grad. Asst. Deadline-Feb 1

musicgrads@usm.edu 266.5543 Su - March 1
Fa - June 1
Sp - Nov 1
Music Education
MME & Ph.D

Music

Grad. Asst. Deadline-Feb 1

musicgrads@usm.edu 266.5543 Su - March 1
Fa - June 1
Sp - Nov 1
Nursing
M, D
Nursing Kathy.Pendergrass@usm.edu 266.5454

 

MD

Fa - March 1

Nutrition & Food Systems
M, D
Nutrition & Food Systems m.yadrick@usm.edu 266.5377 M
Su -May 1
Fa- July 15
Sp - Nov 15

D
Contact Dept

Physics
M
Physics partha.biswas@usm.edu 266.4934 Fa - Feb 1
Sp - Contact Dpt
Political Science
M
Political Science, International Development, & International Affairs troy.gibson@usm.edu 266.4310 Contact Dept
Polymer Science & Engineering
M, D
Polymers and High Performance Materials sarah.morgan@usm.edu 266.4868 Fa- Feb 1
Sp - Contact Dept
         
Psychology (Clinical)
D
Psychology tammy.barry@usm.edu 266.5514 Fa- Dec 1
Psychology (Counseling)
M, D
Psychology

emily.yowell@usm.edu
Masters

bonnie.nicholson@usm.edu
Doctoral

266.6224

266.6224

Fa - Mar 1 Masters

Fa - Dec 1 Doctoral

Psychology (Experimental)
D
Psychology s.kuczaj@usm.edu 266.4179 Fa - Jan 3
Psychology (School)
D
Psychology daniel.tingstrom@usm.edu 266.4594 Fa - Jan 3
Public Health (MPH)
M
Community Health Sciences

vickie.reed@usm.edu
MPH

ebecca.holland@usm.edu
Exec. MPH

266.6047 Fa - July 15
Sp - Oct 15
Public Relations
M

Mass Communications & Journalism

Fei.Xue@usm.edu 266.5650 Su - May 1
Fa- Aug 1
Sp - Dec 1
Science Education
M, D
Science and Mathematics Education sherry.herron@usm.edu 266.4739 Contact Dept
Social Work
M
Social Work social.work@usm.edu 266.4163 Fa - Mar 15
Special Education
M
Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Education specialed@usm.edu 266.5247 Su - Apr 25
Fa - July 15
Sp - Dec 1

Speech & Hearing Sci,Education of the Deaf - Early Oral Intervention 
M

Speech & Hearing Sciences steven.cloud@usm.edu 266.5216 Contact Dpt
Speech-Language Pathology
M
Speech & Hearing Sciences steven.cloud@usm.edu 266.5216 Contact Dept
Sport Coaching Education
M
Human Performance & Recreation gary.krebs@usm.edu 266.6624 Fa - Apr 1
Sport Management
M
Human Performance & Recreation gary.krebs@usm.edu 266.6624

Su - May 1

Fa - July 1
Sp - Dec 1

Teaching of Languages (MATL)
M
Foreign Languages and Literatures foreign.languages@usm.edu 266.4964

Su- April 1
Fa - Aug 1
Sp - Nov 1

Theatre (MFA)
M
Theatre & Dance john.warrick@usm.edu 266.4994 Contact Dpt
Workforce Training & Development
M
Economic & Workforce Development heather.annulis@usm.edu (228) 214.3517 Contact Dept