From the Dean

Welcome to the College of Education and Psychology (CoEP) where exciting and valuable opportunities are available to all students. 

The CoEP was established in 1958 and has built on the distinctive heritage of Southern Miss. Students in the College explore the powerful connections between education and success, relationship skills and quality of life, and research and practice. Students use 21st century technology to develop meaningful knowledge and professional skills that yield positive change in their own lives and the lives of others. The College prepares and develops educators, researchers, and mental health professionals equipped for success in a culturally diverse, global community. Students in CoEP develop essential knowledge and skills through exposure to exemplary teaching, research, and professional service. The College is committed to improving the educational attainment of the citizens of Mississippi and, in turn, the economic development of the state.

CoEP is a growing college with over 100 faculty and staff, approximately 3000 students, and programs on both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses. Students can achieve their academic goals in undergraduate and graduate programs and through online, hybrid, and traditional learning formats. If you need additional information or we can assist you in any way, please don’t hesitate to call on us.

Ann P. Blackwell, PhD, CFCS, CFLE

Dean and Professor

College of Education and Psychology

Making Connections Changing Lives