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Get Involved

Graduate students are vital members of the academic community at USM. We encourage you to browse through the links on this page and to bookmark any and all that are relevant and useful to you. 

Graduate School
A great place to start learning about your responsibilities and opportunities as a graduate student is the Graduate School's website.

Student Success
From your first day of class until you walk across the stage at commencement, the Grad School is here to support you during your time at Southern Miss. Check out the list of deadlines, forms, and other resources to help you as you work to complete your degree.

Professional Development 
The Grad School offers a number of opportunities for you to build the necessary skills to be successful both within the academe and outside of it, including:

  • Proposal Project
  • Professionals in Preparation
  • Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Research Symposium
  • Three-Minute Thesis Competition
  • Graduate Competitive Travel Awards

Graduate Student Association
The association aims to provide valuable training opportunities and professional development experiences to graduate students. It is a space in which you can voice any concerns you might have about your graduate education. 

Graduate Student Senate 
Graduate students who want to gain firsthand experience about university governance should learn about the Graduate Student Senate and consider serving on it as a representative for their school.

What Students Are Saying

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⁠One of the most valuable skills is being able to bridge the gap between technical expertise and the actual people your research impacts, and the 3MT Competition is the perfect place to practice that skill! ⁠Winning the 3MT competition is a great step forward for my career goals, as I hope to one day find myself as a liaison between a company's R&D division and business operations.

Evan Stacy | 3MT Grand Champion | PhD candidate in polymer science and engineering

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