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-mail

Phone (601) Unless Indicated

Deadlines
Accounting (MPA)
M
Accountancyamber.hatten@usm.edu(601) 266.6109Su - April 1
Fa - June 1
Sp - Nov 1
Anthropology
M
Anthropology & Sociologyantsoc@usm.edu266.4306Rolling
Audiology (AuD)
D
Speech & Hearing Sciencessteven.cloud@usm.edu266.5216Contact Dpt
Biological Sciences
M, D
Biological Sciencesjake.schaefer@usm.edu266.4748Fa - Feb 15
Sp- Oct 15

Business Administration

MBA-Hattiesburg
MBA-Gulf Coast
M
College of Businessbeth.lafleur@usm.edu(228) 214.3447Su - March 1
Fa - June 1
Sp - Nov 1
Chemistry
M, D
Chemistry & Biochemistrychemistry@usm.edu266.4701Rolling
Child & Family Studies
M
Child & Family StudiesAmanda.L.Williams@usm.edu266.6108Fa- April 15
Coastal Sciences
M, D
Coastal Sciencescoastal.sciences@usm.edu(228) 872.4215Su - Mar19
Fa - June 18
Sp - Oct 22
Communication: Communication Studies
M, D
Communication Studiesjohn.meyer@usm.edu266.4271M
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 & Journalismvanessa.murphree@usm.edu266.4258M
Su - May 1
Fa - Aug 1
Sp - Dec 1

D
Su - Mar 1
Fa - July 1
Sp - Nov 1
Computational Science: Computer Science
D
ComputingAndrew.Sung@usm.edu266.4949Contact Dept
Computational Science:
Mathematics

D
Mathematicsjames.lambers@usm.edu266.4289Contact Dept
Computational Science:
Physics

D
Physicsphysics.astronomy@usm.edu266.4934Contact Dept
Computer Science
M
ComputingAndrew.Sung@usm.edu266.4949Su - Apr 5
Fa - June 28
Sp - Sept 1
Counseling & Personnel Services-School Counseling
M
Educational Leadership & School Counselingursula.whitehead@usm.edu266.4584

Contact Dpt

Counseling & Personnel Services- Student Affairs Administration 
M
Educational Studies & ResearchLilian.Hill@usm.edu266.4621

Su - Mar 1

Fa - July 1

Sp - Oct 1

Criminal Justice
M, D
Criminal Justicecriminal.justice@usm.edu266.4509Fa - Mar 1
Sp - Sep 1
Economic Development & Tourism
M
Economic Development & Tourismvalencia.hopkins@usm.edu266.6067Contact Dpt
Education (Educational Studies & Research)
M
Educational Studies & Researchkyna.shelley@usm.edu266-4621

Su - Mar 1

Fa - July 1

Sp - Oct 1

Education: Adult Education
D
Educational Studies & ResearchLilian.Hill@usm.edu266.4622

Su - Mar 1

Fa - July 1

Sp - Oct 1

Education: Curriculum and Instruction-(Elem, Secondary, Special Ed)
M, S, D
Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Educationcisegraduateprogram@usm.edu266.5247Su - Apr 25
Fa - July 15
Sp - Dec 1
Education: Educational Administration
M, S, D
Educational Leadership & School Counselingkeiandria.george@usm.edu266.4579Contact Dpt
Education: Educational Res, Ev, Stat, Asm
D
Educational Studies & Researchkyna.shelley@usm.edu266.4621

Su - Mar 1

Fa - July 1

Sp - Oct 1

Education: Special Education
M, S, D
Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Educationspecialed@usm.edu266.5247Su - Apr 25
Fa - July 15
Sp - Dec 1
Elementary/Early Childhood Administration
M, S, D
Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Educationcisegraduateprogram@usm.edu266.5247Contact Dpt
English (Creative Writing, Literature)
M, D
Englishmonika.gehlawat@usm.edu266.4319Contact Dpt
Geography
M, D
Geography & Geologyclifton.dixon@usm.edu266.4729

Fa - Mar 1

Sp - N/A

Geology
M

Geography & Geologyasim.yousafzai@usm.edu266.4729Rolling
Gulf Coast Arts & Letters
M, D
College of Arts & Lettersrobert.pauly@usm.edu(228) 867.2633 
Gulf Coast Education & Psychology
M, S, D
College of Education & Psychologythomas.lipscomb@usm.edu(228) 865.4512 
Gulf Coast Health
M
College of HealthPatsy.Anderson@usm.edu(228) 865.4517 
Higher Education Administration
D
Educational Studies & ResearchLilian.Hill@usm.edu266.4622Rolling
History
M, D
HistoryKyle.Zelner@usm.edu266.4333Rolling
Human Capital Development
D
Economic & Workforce Developmentcyndi.gaudet@usm.edu(228) 214.3517Contact Dept
Human Performance
M, D
Human Performance & Recreationgary.krebs@usm.edu266.6624M
Fa - April 1

D
Fa - Mar 1
Hydrographic Science
M
Marine Sciencemarine.science@usm.edu(228) 688.3177Contact Dept
Instructional Technologyand Design
M,D
Curriculum, Instruction & Specail Educationtaralynn.hartsell@usm.edu266-4669Contact Dept
International Development
D
Political Science, International Development, & International Affairskimberly.scherlofsky@usm.edu266.4310Fa - May 15
Sp - Oct 15
Library and Information Science
M
Library and Information Scienceslis@usm.edu266.4228Rolling
Logistics, Trade, & Transportation
M
Constructiontulio.sulbaran@usm.edu266.4895

Su- Mar 15

Fa-Jun 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.edu266.4679Contact Dept
Mathematics
M
Mathematicsjames.lambers@usm.edu266.4289Contact dept
Medical Technology
M
Medical Technologymedtech@usm.edu266.4908Fa - Apr 15
Sp - Nov 1
Music
MM & DMA

Music

Grad. Asst. Deadline-Feb 1

musicgrads@usm.edu266.5543Su - March 1
Fa - June 1
Sp - Nov 1
Music Education
MME & Ph.D

Music

Grad. Asst. Deadline-Feb 1

musicgrads@usm.edu266.5543Su - March 1
Fa - June 1
Sp - Nov 1
Nursing
M, D
NursingKathy.Pendergrass@usm.edu266.5454

 

MD

Fa - March 1

Nutrition & Food Systems
M, D
Nutrition & Food Systemsm.yadrick@usm.edu266.5377M
Su -May 1
Fa- July 15
Sp - Nov 15


D
Contact Dept

Physics
M
Physicspartha.biswas@usm.edu266.4934Fa - Feb 1
Sp - Contact Dpt
Political Science
M
Political Science, International Development, & International Affairstroy.gibson@usm.edu266.4310Contact Dept
Polymer Science & Engineering
M, D
Polymers and High Performance Materialssarah.morgan@usm.edu266.4868Fa- Feb 1
Sp - Contact Dept
     
Psychology (Clinical)
D
Psychologytammy.barry@usm.edu266.5514Fa- 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
Psychologys.kuczaj@usm.edu266.4179Fa - Jan 3
Psychology (School)
D
Psychologydaniel.tingstrom@usm.edu266.4594Fa - Jan 3
Public Health (MPH)
M
Community Health Sciences

vickie.reed@usm.edu
MPH

ebecca.holland@usm.edu
Exec. MPH

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

Mass Communications & Journalism

Fei.Xue@usm.edu266.5650Su - May 1
Fa- Aug 1
Sp - Dec 1
Science Education
M, D
Science and Mathematics Educationsherry.herron@usm.edu266.4739Contact Dept
Social Work
M
Social Worksocial.work@usm.edu266.4163Fa - Mar 15
Special Education
M
Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Educationspecialed@usm.edu266.5247Su - Apr 25
Fa - July 15
Sp - Dec 1

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

Speech & Hearing Sciencessteven.cloud@usm.edu266.5216Contact Dpt
Speech-Language Pathology
M
Speech & Hearing Sciencessteven.cloud@usm.edu266.5216Contact Dept
Sport Coaching Education
M
Human Performance & Recreationgary.krebs@usm.edu266.6624Fa - Apr 1
Sport Management
M
Human Performance & Recreationgary.krebs@usm.edu266.6624

Su - May 1

Fa - July 1
Sp - Dec 1

Teaching of Languages (MATL)
M
Foreign Languages and Literaturesforeign.languages@usm.edu266.4964

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

Theatre (MFA)
M
Theatre & Dancejohn.warrick@usm.edu266.4994Contact Dpt
Workforce Training & Development
M
Economic & Workforce Developmentheather.annulis@usm.edu(228) 214.3517Contact Dept