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Graduate Admissions

Graduate Program Contacts and Application Deadlines

 The applications for graduate study are available through the following dates:

  • August 15* for Fall admissions
  • January 15* for Spring admissions
  • May 15* for Summer admissions

However many programs have priority deadlines for reviewing applications. Please contact the office of your prospective major for additional information.

Applicants will be required to submit undergraduate transcripts from regionally accredited institutions of higher learning, graduate-level standardized test results, letters of recommendation, and other supplemental documents. Please review the list of required documents.


*To be eligible to receive an assistantship, new students should be admitted and enrolled in courses by July 1 for Fall admission, December 1 for Spring admission, or May 1 for Summer admission.

Arts and Sciences

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Science Education PhD

Dr.%20Sherry%20Herron

601.266.6145

Fall, Spring

Science Education MS

Dr.%20Sherry%20Herron

601.266.6145

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Accountancy

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Accounting MPA

Ms.%20Amber%20Hatten

601.266.6109

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Biological Science PhD

Dr.%20Andy%20Reese%20 601.266.4729

Fall, Spring

Biological Science MS Dr.%20Andy%20Reese 601.266.4729 Fall, Spring

Geography MS

Dr.%20Andy%20Reese

601.266.4729

Fall, Spring

Geographic Information Technology Certificate

Dr.%20Andy%20Reese

601.266.4729

Fall, Spring, Summer

Geology MS

Dr.%20Andy%20Reese

601.266.4729

Fall, Spring

Medical Laboratory Science MS

Dr.%20Cynthia%20Handley 601.266.4908 Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Child and Family Science

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Child and Family Studies MS

Dr.%20Lindsay%20Wright

601.266.6436

Fall only

Marriage and Family Therapy MS

Dr.%20Pam%20Rollins

601.266.4679

Fall only

School Counseling MEd

Dr.%20Chelsey%20Hess-Holden

601.266.4679

Summer only

School of Communication

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Communication Studies PhD

Dr.%20Kathryn%20Anthony

601.266.4271

Fall, Spring, Summer

Communication Studies MA/MS

Dr.%20Kathryn%20Anthony

601.266.4271

Fall, Spring, Summer

Mass Communication PhD

Dr.%20Cheryl%20Jenkins 601.266.6241 Fall, Spring, Summer
Mass Communication MA/MS Dr.%20Cheryl%20Jenkins 601.266.6241 Fall, Spring, Summer
Public Relations MS Dr.%20Cheryl%20Jenkins 601.266.6241 Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Computational Science (Computer Science) PhD

Dr.%20Bikramjit%20Banerjee

601.266.6287

Fall, Spring

Computer Science MS

Dr.%20Bikramjit%20Banerjee

601.266.6287

Fall, Spring

Computer Science (Computational Science) MS

Dr.%20Bikramjit%20Banerjee

601.266.6287 Fall, Spring

School of Criminal Justice, Forensics, and Security

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Criminal Justice MS

Dr.%20Joshua%20Hill

601.266.4509

Fall, Spring

Criminal Justice Certificate

Dr.%20Joshua%20Hill%20

601.266.4509

Fall, Spring

School of Education

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Dyslexia Therapy Education MEd

Dr.%20Sandra%20Nichols 601.266.5247 Summer only

Educational Administration and Supervision MEd

Dr.%20Noal%20Cochran

601.266.5247

Fall only

Educational Studies and Research MS

Dr.%20Kyna%20Shelley

601.266.4578

Fall, Spring, Summer

Education (Research, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment) PhD

Dr.%20Kyna%20Shelley

601.266.4578

Fall, Spring, Summer

Educational Administration (P-12) PhD, EdS

Dr.%20Noal%20Cochran

601.266.4621

Fall, Spring, Summer

Educational Administration (P-12) EdD

Dr.%20Noal%20Cochran

601.266.4621

Fall only

Educational and Curriculum Instruction (Elementary Education) MEd  Dr.%20Sandra%20Nichols 601.266.5247  Fall, Spring, Summer

Higher Education Administration PhD, EdD, Student Affairs MEd

April%20Franklin

601.266.5247

Fall only

Institutional Research Certificate

Dr.%20Kyna%20Shelley

601.266.4578

Fall, Spring, Summer

Instructional Technology Certificate  Dr.%20Shuyan%20Wang 601.266.5215 Fall, Spring, Summer
Secondary Teacher Education (Alternate Route) MAT Dr.%20Jay%20Howell 601.266.6570 Fall, Spring, Summer
Secondary Education and Teaching (TMI) Certificate Dr.%20Jay%20Howell  601.266.6570 Summer only
Special Education PhD, EdS, MEd Dr.%20Sandra%20Nichols 601.266.5247 Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Finance

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Economic Development MS

Dr.%20Chad%20Miller  601.266.6666

Fall, Spring, Summer

Economic Development Certificate  Dr.%20Chad%20Miller  601.266.6666 Fall, Spring, Summer

 School of Health Professions

 School of Humanities

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

English PhD

Dr.%20Alexandra%20Valint  601.266.6524 Fall, Spring 
English MA  Dr.%20Alexandra%20Valint  601.266.6524 Fall, Spring 

History PhD

Dr.%20Kyle%20Zelner

601.266.6196

Fall (preferred), Spring

History MA/MS

Dr.%20Kyle%20Zelner

601.266.6196

Fall (preferred), Spring

Public History Certificate

Dr.%20Kyle%20Zelner

601.266.6196

Fall, Spring

School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Human Capital Development PhD

Dr.%20Cyndi%20Gaudet

228.214.3491

Fall, Spring, Summer

Human Capital Development MS

Dr.%20Heather%20Annulis

228.214.3517

Fall, Spring, Summer

Human Capital Development (Instructional Technology and Design) PhD

Dr.%20Shuyan%20Wang

228.214.3264

Fall, Spring, Summer

Human Capital Development (Instructional Technology and Design) MS Dr.%20Shuyan%20Wang 228.214.3264 Fall, Spring, Summer

Logistics, Trade, and Transportation MS

Dr.%20Cyndi%20Gaudet

228.214.3491

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Kinesiology and Nutrition

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Kinesiology MS

Dr.%20Melissa%20Thompson 601.266.6999 Fall, Spring

Nutrition and Food Systems Dietetics MS

Dr.%20Melissa%20Thompson

601.266.6999

Fall only

Nutrition and Food Systems MS

Dr.%20Melissa%20Thompson

601.266.6999

Fall, Spring, Summer

Sport Coaching Education MS Dr.%20Melissa%20Thompson  601.266.6999 Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admissions

Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) BSN-DNP

Dr.%20Carolyn%20Coleman

601.266.5462

Fall only

Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) MSN

Dr.%20Carolyn%20Coleman

601.266.5462

Summer only

Nursing (Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) BSN-DNP

Dr.%20Carolyn%20Coleman

601.266.5462

Fall only

Nursing (Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) MSN

Dr.%20Carolyn%20Coleman

601.266.5462

Summer only

Nursing (Nurse Anesthesia) DNP

Dr.%20Nina%20McLain

601.266.5462

Spring only

Nursing Graduate Certificates (FNP, FPMHNP, or PMHNP)

Dr.%20Carolyn%20Coleman

601.266.5462

contact dept.

Nursing DNP (Clinical or BSN-DNP Leadership)

Dr.%20Cathy%20Hughes 601.266.5462 Fall only
Nursing PhD (Leadership or BSN-PhD Leadership)  Dr.%20Lachel%20Story 601.266.5462 Fall only

School of Library and Information Science

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Library and Information Science MLIS

Dr.%20Teresa%20Welsh

601.266.4228

Fall, Spring, Summer

Library and Information Science (Licensure) MLIS

Dr.%20Teresa%20Welsh

601.266.4228

Fall, Spring, Summer

Archive and Special Collections Certificate

Dr.%20Teresa%20Welsh

601.266.4228

Fall, Spring, Summer

Youth Services and Literature Certificate

Dr.%20Teresa%20Welsh

601.266.4228

Fall, Spring, Summer

 School of Management

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Business Administration MBA

Ms.%20Heather%20Adams%20Sison

228.214.3496

Fall, Spring, Summer

Business Foundations Certificate

Ms.%20Heather%20Adams%20Sison

228.214.3496

Fall, Spring

School of Marketing

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Sport Management MS

Dr.%20Brandon%20Allen

601.266.6057

Fall, Spring, Summer

Sport Security Management Certificate

Dr.%20Brandon%20Allen

601.266.6057

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Chemistry PhD

Dr.%20Song%20Guo  601.266.4702 Fall, Spring 
Chemistry MS  Dr.%20Song%20Guo  601.266.4702 Fall, Spring 

Computational Science (Mathematics) PhD

Dr.%20James%20Lambers

601.266.5784

Fall, Spring, Summer

Mathematics MS

Dr.%20James%20Lambers

601.266.5784

Fall, Spring, Summer

Computational Science (Physics) PhD Dr.%20Khin%20Maung  601.266.4934  Fall, Spring, Summer 
Physics MS  Dr.%20Khin%20Maung  601.266.4934  Fall, Spring, Summer 

 School of Music

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Music Performance DMA

Dr.%20Kimberley%20Davis

601.266.6941

Fall, Spring, Summer

Music Education PhD

Dr.%20Kimberley%20Davis

601.266.6941

Fall, Spring, Summer

Music MM

Dr.%20Kimberley%20Davis

601.266.6941

Fall, Spring, Summer

Music MMEd

Dr.%20Kimberley%20Davis

601.266.6941

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Ocean Science and Engineering

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Coastal Sciences PhD

Ms.%20Darcie%20Graham

228.872.4200

Fall, Spring

Coastal Science MS

Ms.%20Darcie%20Graham

228.872.4200

Fall, Spring

Hydrographic Science MS

Ms.%20Linda%20Downs

228.688.7097

Fall only

Marine Science PhD

Ms.%20Linda%20Downs

228.688.7097

Fall, Spring

Marine Science MS

Ms.%20Linda%20Downs

228.688.7097

Fall, Spring

School of Performing and Visual Arts

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Theatre (Design and Technology) MFA

Mr.%20Stephen%20Judd

601.266.4994

Fall only

Theatre (Directing) MFA

Mr.%20Louis%20Rackoff

601.266.4994

Fall only

Theatre (Performance) MFA

Ms.%20Monica%20Hayes

601.266.4994

Fall only

School of Polymer Science and Engineering

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admissions

Polymer Science PhD

Ms.%20Kimberly%20Wingo

601.266.6849

Fall, Spring

School of Psychology

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Counseling Psychology MS

Dr.%20Emily%20Yowell

601.266.6603

Fall only

Psychology (Brain and Behavior) PhD

Dr.%20Alen%20Hajnal

601.266.4619

Fall only

Psychology (Clinical) PhD

Dr.%20Sara%20Jordan

601.266.4177

Fall only

Psychology (Counseling) PhD

Dr.%20Melanie%20Leuty

601.266.4165

Fall only

Psychology (School) PhD

Dr.%20Evan%20Dart

601.266.4596

Fall only

School of Social Science and Global Studies

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Anthropology MA

Dr.%20Marie%20Danforth

601.266.5629

Fall, Spring (for dual programs only)

International Development PhD

Dr.%20J.J.%20St.%20Marie  228.214.3254 Fall, Spring 

Non-Profit Studies Certificate

Dr.%20Ann%20Marie%20Kinnell

601.266.4496

Fall, Spring, Summer

Political Science MA Dr.%20Joseph%20Weinberg 601.266.4797 Fall, Spring, Summer 
Teaching of Languages MATL  Dr.%20Laurel%20Abreu  601.266.4964  Fall, Spring, Summer 
TESOL Certificate  Dr.%20Laurel%20Abreu  601.266.4964  Fall, Spring, Summer 

School of Social Work

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Social Work MSW

Dr.%20Jerome%20Kolbo

601.266.5913

Fall, Summer (Advanced Standing only)

School of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Audiology AuD

Dr.%20Charles%20Marx

601.266.5577

Fall only

Speech Language Pathology MS

Dr.%20Steven%20Cloud

601.266.5217

Fall Only