Graduate Degree Programs (Contacts & Deadlines)

University of Southern Mississippi master's and doctorate degrees.

Follow the links below for program Plans of Study.:

Master's Programs

Doctoral Programs

Specialist Programs

Certificate Programs

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M = Masters, S = Specialist, D = Doctoral

Fa = Fall, Su = Summer (If Applicable), Sp = Spring

Rolling - Means department takes applications year round. Contact department for details.

Please Note: GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP DEADLINES

Deadlines to be considered for an assistantship may be earlier than regular deadlines. You must contact the department for priority assistantship consideration deadlines.

DegreesDepartmentE-mailPhoneDeadlines
Accounting (MPA) MPASchool of Accountancyamber.hatten@usm.edu601.266.6109

Su-April 1
Fa-June 1
Sp-Nov 1

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) MS
Psychologyjames.moore@usm.edu601.266.5255Fa-March 1
Anthropology MAAnthropology and Sociologyantsoc@usm.edu601.266.4306Rolling
Audiology (AuD) AuDSpeech and Hearing Scienceskimberly.ward@usm.edu601.266.5216Contact Dept.
Biological Sciences M, DBiological Sciencesjake.schaefer@usm.edu601.266.4748

Fa-Feb 15
Sp-Oct 15

Business Administration MBA

Hattiesburg
Gulf Coast

Management and International Businessh.l.adams@usm.edu228.214.3496

Su-April 1
Fa-June 1
Sp-Nov 1

Chemistry M, DChemistry and Biochemistrychemistry@usm.edu601.266.4701

Fa-June 1
Sp-Oct 1

Child and Family Studies MChild and Family Studiesamanda.l.williams@usm.edu601.266.6108

Fa-June 30
Sp-Contact Dept.

Coastal Sciences M, DCoastal Sciencescoastal.sciences@usm.edu228.872.4200

Su-March 19
Fa-June 18
Sp-Oct 22

Communication:
Communication Studies
M, D
Communication Studiesjohn.meyer@usm.edu601.266.4271

Master's
Su-April 15
Fa-July 15
Sp-Dec 1

Doctoral
Su-April 15
Fa-July 1
Sp-Nov 1

Communication:
Mass Communication
M, D
Mass Communication and JournalismCheryl.Jenkins@usm.edu

 

601.266.6241 or 601.266.4258

Master's
Su-May 1
Fa-Aug 1
Sp-Dec 1

Doctoral
Su-March 1
Fa-July 1
Sp-Nov 1

Computational Science:
Computer Science
D
Computingandrew.sung@usm.edu601.266.4949

Fa-March 1
Sp-Sept 1

Computational Science:
Mathematics
D
Mathematicsjames.lambers@usm.edu601.266.4289Contact Dept.
Computational Science:
Physics
D
Physicsphysics.astronomy@usm.edu601.266.4934Contact Dept.
Computer Science MComputingzhaoxian.zhou@usm.edu601.266.4949

Fa-March 1
Sp-Sept 1

Criminal Justice M, DCriminal Justicecriminal.justice@usm.edu601.266.4509

Fa-March 1
Sp-Sept 1

Economic Development
and Tourism
M
Economic Development  and TourismChad.R.Miller@usm.edu 601.266.6666Contact Dept.
Education (Educational
Studies and Research
M
Educational Studies and Researchkyna.shelley@usm.edu601.266.4621

Su-April 1
Fa-July 1
Sp-Oct 30

Education:
Curriculum and
Instruction-
(Elem, Secondary,
Special Ed)
M, S, D
Curriculum, Instruction and Special Educationcisegraduateprogram@usm.edu601.266.5247

Su-April 25
Fa-July 15
Sp-Dec 1

Education:
Educational
Administration
M, S, D
Educational Leadership and School Counselingkyna.shelley@usm.edu601.266.4621

Su-April 1
Fa-July 1
Sp-Oct 30

Education:
Educational Res,
Ev, Stat, Asm
D
Educational Studies and Researchkyna.shelley@usm.edu601.266.4621

Su-April 1
Fa-July 1
Sp-Oct 30

Education:
Special Education
M, S, D
Curriculum, Instruction and Special Educationspecialed@usm.edu601.266.5247

Su-April 25
Fa-July 15
Sp-Dec 1

Elementary/Early
Childhood
Administration
M, S, D
Curriculum, Instruction and Special Educationcisegraduateprogram@usm.edu601.266.5247Contact Dept.
English (Creative
Writing, Literature)
M, D
Englishmonika.gehlawat@usm.edu601.266.4319Contact Dept.
Geography M, DGeography and Geologyandy.reese@usm.edu601.266.4729Fa-Feb 15
Geology MGeography and Geologyasim.yousafzai@usm.edu601.266.4729Rolling
Higher Education
Administration
D
Educational Studies and Researchkyna.shelley@usm.edu601.266.4621

Su-April 1
Fa-July 1
Sp-Oct 30

Higher Education
Administration:
Student Affairs Administration
M
Educational Studies and Researchkyna.shelley@usm.edu601.266.4621

Su-April 1
Fa-July 1
Sp-Nov 15

History M, DHistorykenneth.swope@usm.edu601.266.4333Contact Dept.
Human Capital Development M, D
Economic Workforce and Developmentcyndi.gaudet@usm.edu
heather.annulis@usm.edu
228.214.3517Contact Dept.
Kinesiology M, DKinesiologygary.krebs@usm.edu601.266.6624

Master's
Fa-Aug 1

Doctoral
Fa-April 1

Hydrographic Science 
M
Marine Sciencemarine.science@usm.edu228.688.3177Contact Dept
Instructional Technology and Design 
M, D
Curriculum, Instruction and Special Educationtaralynn.hartsell@usm.edu601.266.4669Contact Dept
International Development 
D
Political Science, International Development and International Affairsannette.copeland@usm.edu228.214.3240

Fa-May 15
Sp-Oct 15

Library and Information Science MLibrary and Information Scienceslis@usm.edu601.266.4228Rolling
Logistics, Trade, and
Transportation
M
ConstructionMd.Sarder@usm.edu601.266.4895

Su-Mar 15
Fa-June 15
Sp-Oct 15

Marine Science
M, D
Marine Sciencelinda.downs@usm.edu228.688.7097Contact Dept
Marriage and Family
Therapy

M
Child and Family Studiesheath.grames@usm.edu601.266.4679Contact Dept
Mathematics
M
Mathematicsjames.lambers@usm.edu601.266.4289Contact Dept
Medical Laboratory 
Science

M
Medical TechnologyCynthia.handley@usm.edu 601.266.4908Rolling
Music MM, DMA

Musicmusicgrads@usm.edu601.266.5543

Su-March 1
Fa-June 1
Sp-Nov 1

Graduate Assistantship
Feb. 1

Music Education MME, PhDMusicmusicgrads@usm.edu601.266.5543

Su-March 1
Fa-June 1
Sp-Nov 1

Graduate Assistantship
Feb. 1

Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner, M, D

Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
M, D

 

Nurse Anesthetist BSN to DNP, M, D


Leadership in Nursing, BSN to PhD, BSN to DNP, Ph.D.

 

Advanced Practice
Systems

Advanced Practice
Systems 

 

Advanced Practice Systems

 

Leadership and Health Outcomes  

 

Melanie.Gilmore@usm.edu

 

Abby.McNeil@usm.edu  

 

 

Vickie.Stuart@usm.edu  

 

Bonie.Harbaugh@usm.edu
Lachel.Story@usm.edu

601.266.5454Fa-March 1
Sp-Sept 1
Nutrition and Food
Systems
M, D
Nutrition and Food SystemsElaine.Molaison@usm.edu601.266.5377

Master's
Su-May 1
Fa-July 15
Sp-Nov 15


Doctoral
Contact Dept.

Physics MPhysicspartha.biswas@usm.edu601.266.4934Su-Contact Dept.
Fa-March 31
Sp-Contact Dept.


Political Science MPolitical Science, International Development, and International Affairsallan.mcbride@usm.edu601.266.5688Contact Dept.
Polymer Science and
Engineering
M, D
Polymers and High Performance Materialssarah.morgan@usm.edu601.266.4868Rolling
Psychology (Clinical
D
Psychology

sara.jordan@usm.edu

601.266.5514Fa-Dec 1
Psychology (Counseling)
M, D
Psychologyemily.yowell@usm.edu (Masters)
bonnie.nicholson@usm.edu (Doctoral)
601.266.6224

Master's
Fa-March 1

Doctoral
Fa-Dec 1

Psychology: Brain and Behavior
D
Psychology

brandy.lowe@usm.edu

d.olmi@usm.edu

601.266.4179 601.266.5255Fa-Jan 3
Psychology (School)
D
Psychologydaniel.tingstrom@usm.edu601.266.4594Fa-Dec 1
Public Health
M
Public Healthvickie.reed@usm.eduMPH
ala.marandiuc@usm.edu
Exec. MPH
601.266.5957

Fa-July 15
Sp-Oct 15

Public Relations MMass Communication and JournalismCheryl.Jenkins@usm.edu601.266.6241 or 601.266.4258

Su-May 1
Fa-Aug 1
Sp-Dec 1

School Counseling  and Guidance Services
M
Educational Leadership and School CounselingEmily.Meadows@usm.edu 601.266.4580

Su-May 15
Fa-May 30
Sp-Dec 1

Science Education
M,D
Science and Mathematics Educationsherry.herron@usm.edu601.266.4739Contact Dept
Social Work
M
Social Worksocial.work@usm.edu601.266.4163Fa-Mar 15
Special Education
M
Curriculum, Instruction and Special Educationspecialed@usm.edu601.266.5247

Su-Apr 25
Fa-July 15
Sp-Dec 1

Speech and Hearing Sci. Education of the Deaf-Early Oral Intervention
M
Speech and Hearing Sciencessteven.cloud@usm.edu601.266.5216Contact Dept.
Speech-Language Pathology
M
Speech and Hearing Sciencessteven.cloud@usm.edu601.266.5216Contact Dept.
Sport Coaching Education
M
Kinesiologygary.krebs@usm.edu601.266.6624Fa-Aug 1
Sport Management
M
Economic Development, Tourism and Sport ManagementDennis.Phillips@usm.edu 601.266.5578

Su-May 1
Fa-July 1
Sp-Dec 1

Teaching of Languages
M
Foreign Languages and Literaturesforeign.languages@usm.edu601.266.4964

Su-April 1
Fa-Aug 1
Sp-Nov 1

Theatre (MFA)
M
Theatre and Dancejohn.warrick@usm.edu601.266.4994Contact Dept.