Graduate Education at Southern Miss
Through an extensive selection of outstanding degree and certificate programs and professional development opportunities, graduate students at The University of Southern Mississippi acquire the knowledge and skills for success. Our graduates impact the world in such diverse fields as ocean science, psychology, social work, nursing, business, and the arts. Currently, nearly 2800 students from across the globe are pursuing degrees in a broad variety of degree and certificate programs across all academic colleges.
Opportunities for Professional Development
As part of its commitment to educating future professionals both academically and practically, The Graduate School offers you opportunities to build the necessary skills to be successful both within the academe and outside.
Join your colleagues and experienced faculty mentors in learning qualities and practices of effective mentorship and how to approach, deescalate, and resolve common issues that may arise between a faculty mentor and their graduate student. From the collective experience of the group, you will gain an understanding of best approaches to mentoring successful students. Faculty and graduate students are welcome!
This workshop will fulfill the requirement for mentorship training for new faculty seeking graduate faculty status. Lunch will be on The Graduate School.
October 25, 2019 | Noon-2 pm | Union Hall of Honors
The Graduate School is excited to announce a new professional development opportunity for graduate students. "The Proposal Project," funded by Southern Miss Funds, aims to strengthen grant-writing skills of graduate students through training and practice and increase the number of externally-funded fellowships and traineeships awarded to graduate students at Southern Miss. Keep an eye on this space for information about Spring 2020 workshop dates!
Announcing the 6th Annual Three Minute Thesis Challenge.
3MT competitors are asked to explain their thesis or dissertation in a three-minute presentation; effectively communicating the complexity of their topic and research to a non-academic audience. The competition is a great opportunity for students to hone their 30-second elevator pitch and win prizes while doing so. Check out previous winners!
Professionals in Preparation is a professional development program designed to help participants improve their transferable skills (leadership, effective communication, problem solving, management, etc.) that will make you more marketable and effective in an increasingly competitive job market. The two-semester program consists of:
• Bimonthly seminars and workshops
• Mentor-ship training
• Participation in communication competitions
Each year the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Senate host the Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium.
The symposium provides graduate students with an opportunity to present their research to faculty, staff and students in a competitive environment through oral and poster presentations. The symposium is designed to enhance the scholarly environment for graduate students and highlight the innovative and scholarship being done by Southern Miss graduate students.