Certain forms should be completed and submitted on behalf of graduate students during their time at Southern Miss. Forms should be completed electronically and submitted via email. Please be aware of any pertinent deadlines.
Handwritten or hard copies of forms will not be accepted.
Forms marked with an * are password protected. Please contact a degree auditor for the password at 601.266.4262.
The Graduate Coordinator is a reference for new and continuing graduate coordinators, providing an overview of responsibilities, policies and procedures, and contact information for Graduate School Staff. This handbook is updated yearly.
The Graduate Council determines policies pertaining to graduate education at the university. The Graduate Council reviews, endorses, or recommends the rejection of proposed changes in the graduate curriculum and thoroughly reviews all proposals for additions, modifications, and/or deletions of courses, majors, minors and certificate programs verifying compliance with university policies.
The Graduate Council includes elected members from the various degree-granting colleges and the Gulf Coast
campus. The graduate student association has an appointed, non-voting representative.
The council elects a chair from its regular members. Ex officio members are the president
of the university, the provost, the vice president for research and economic development,
the deans of the degree-granting colleges, the parliamentarian, the university librarian
and the university registrar. The university registrar serves as recording secretary.
Graduate Council meetings are open to all faculty. The council’s recommendations are in its minutes.
The responsibilities of the Graduate Council include but are not limited to:
The graduate programs and policies approved by the Graduate Council are carried out through the Graduate School and the graduate faculty in each degree-granting college of the university’s academic organization.
Slate is the University's CRM and Application system. Graduate faculty who serve on an admissions committee should visit this webpage for additional information about Slate.
Members of the graduate faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi are recognized as experts within the various academic disciplines and programs that offer graduate degrees at the institution. The university recognizes the academic and professional credentials they have earned as evidence that supports their ability to teach, train, and mentor graduate students. The various levels of graduate faculty status described on the pages linked below reflect the faculty member’s accomplishments in academic, research, creative, or clinical pursuits which may be demonstrated by such indicators as peer-reviewed journal articles or published creative works; invited or volunteered performances, exhibitions, and presentations; funded research; and clinical achievements.
Regular Graduate Faculty Status
A-Z List of Regular Graduate Faculty
Associate Graduate Faculty Status
A-Z List of Associate Graduate Faculty
Graduate Faculty Status Reference Table
|Master's Committee||May serve only||May serve or chair||May serve or chair|
|Specialist's Committee||May serve only||May serve or chair||May serve or chair|
|Doctoral Project Committee||May not serve or chair||May serve or chair||May serve or chair|
|Doctoral Dissertation Committee||May not serve or chair||May serve or co-chair with R3 faculty member||May serve or chair|
|Master's Committee||May not serve or chair||May serve only||May serve or co-chair with R3 faculty member*|
|Specialist's Committee||May not serve or chair||May serve only||May serve or co-chair with R3 faculty member*|
|Doctoral Project Committee||May not serve or chair||May not serve or chair||May serve or co-chair with R3 faculty member*|
|Doctoral Dissertation Committee||May not serve or chair||May not serve or chair||May serve or co-chair with R3 faculty member*|
*A3 faculty who are not employed by USM may not serve as co-chair of any committee.