Graduate Degree Programs (Contacts & Deadlines)

 

Application deadlines are set by individual departments. Please contact the department of your major for deadline information.

 

College of Arts and Letters (COAL website)

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Program

Contact

Department Phone

Terms of Admission

Anthropology MA

Dr. Marie Danforth

601.266.4306

Fall, Spring (for dual programs only)

Non-Profit Studies Certificate

Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell

601.266.4306

Fall, Spring, Summer

Department of Communication Studies

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Communication Studies PhD

Dr. Kathryn Anthony

601.266.4258

Fall, Spring, Summer

Communication Studies MA/MS

Dr. Kathryn Anthony

601.266.4258

Fall, Spring, Summer

Department of English

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

English PhD

Dr. Alexandra Valint

601.266.4320

Fall, Spring

English MA

Dr. Alexandra Valint

601.266.4320

Fall, Spring

Department of Foreign Languages and Literature

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Teaching of Languages MATL

Dr. Laurel Abreu

601.266.4964

Fall, Spring, Summer

TESOL Certificate

Dr. Laurel Abreu

601.266.4964

Fall, Spring, Summer

Department of History

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

History PhD

Dr. Kenneth Swope

601.266.4333

Fall (preferred), Spring

History MA/MS

Dr. Kenneth Swope

601.266.4333

Fall (preferred), Spring

Public History Certificate

Dr. Kenneth Swope

601.266.4333

Fall, Spring

Department of Mass Communication

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Mass Communication PhD

Dr. Cheryl Jenkins

601.266.4258

Fall, Spring, Summer

Mass Communication MA/MS

Dr. Cheryl Jenkins

601.266.4258

Fall, Spring, Summer

Public Relations MS

Dr. Cheryl Jenkins

601.266.4258

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Music

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Music Performance DMA

Dr. Kimberley Davis

601.266.5543

Fall, Spring, Summer

Music Education PhD

Dr. Kimberley Davis

601.266.5543

Fall, Spring, Summer

Music MM

Dr. Kimberley Davis

601.266.5543

Fall, Spring, Summer

Music MMEd

Dr. Kimberley Davis

601.266.5543

Fall, Spring, Summer

Department of Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

International Development PhD

Dr. J.J. St. Marie

228.214.3289

Fall, Spring

Political Science MA/MS

Dr. Marek Steedman

601.266.4310

Fall, Spring, Summer

Department of Theatre

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Theatre (Design and Technology) MFA

Mr. Stephen Judd

601.266.4994

Fall, Spring, Summer

Theatre (Directing) MFA

Mr. Louis Rackoff

601.266.4994

Fall only

Theatre (Performance) MFA

Ms. Monica Hayes

601.266.4994

Fall only

College of Business (COB website)

School of Accountancy

Program

Contact

Department Phone

Terms of Admission

Accounting MPA

Ms. Amber Hatten

601.266.4641

Fall, Spring, Summer

Department of Economic Development, Tourism, and Sport Management

Program

Contact

Department Phone

Terms of Admission

Economic Development MS

Dr. Chad Miller

601.266.6762

Fall, Spring, Summer

Economic Development Certificate

Dr. Chad Miller

601.266.6762

Fall, Spring, Summer

Sport Management MS

Dr. Dennis Phillips

601.266.6762

Fall, Spring, Summer

Sport Security Management Certificate

Dr. Dennis Phillips

601.266.6762

Fall, Spring, Summer

Department of Management and International Business

Program

Contact

Department Phone

Terms of Admission

Business Administration MBA

Ms. Heather Adams Sison

228.214.3496

Fall, Spring, Summer

Business Foundations Certificate

Ms. Heather Adams Sison

228.214.3496

Fall, Spring

College of Education and Psychology (COEP website)

Department of Child and Family Studies

Program

Contact

Department Phone

Terms of Admission

Child and Family Studies MS

Dr. Claire Kimberly

228.214.3270

Fall only

Marriage and Family Therapy MS

Dr. Pam Rollins

601.266.4679

Fall only

School Counseling and Guidance Services MEd

Dr. Juawice McCormick

601.266.4679

Fall, Summer

Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Fall, Spring, Summer

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Dyslexia Therapy Education MEd

Dr. Katie Tonore

601.266.5247

Summer only

Elementary Education MEd

Dr. Katie Tonore

601.266.5247

Fall, Spring, Summer

Instructional Technology MS

Dr. Shuyan Wang

601.266.5247

Fall, Spring, Summer

Instructional Technology Certificate

Dr. Shuyan Wang

601.266.5247

Fall, Spring, Summer

Secondary Teacher Education (Alternate Route) MAT

Dr. Jay Howell

601.266.5247

Fall, Spring, Summer

Secondary Education and Teaching (TMI) Certificate

Dr. Jay Howell

601.266.5247

Fall, Spring, Summer

Special Education PhD

Dr. Hollie Filce

601.266.5247

Fall, Spring, Summer

Special Education EdS

Dr. Hollie Filce

601.266.5247

Fall, Spring, Summer

Special Education MEd

Dr. Hollie Filce

601.266.5247

Fall, Spring, Summer

Department of Educational Research and Administration

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Education Administration and Supervision MEd

Dr. Myron Labat

601.266.4621

Fall only

Education Studies and Research MS

Dr. Kyna Shelley

601.266.4621

Fall, Spring, Summer

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

Dr. Kyna Shelley

601.266.4621

Fall, Spring, Summer

Educational Administration (P-12) PhD

Dr. Myron Labat

601.266.4621

Fall, Spring, Summer

Educational Administration (P-12) EdD

Dr. Myron Labat

601.266.4621

Fall, Spring, Summer

Educational Administration (P-12) EdS

Dr. Myron Labat

601.266.4621

Fall, Spring, Summer

Higher Education Administration PhD

Dr. Holly Foster

601.266.4621

contact department

Higher Education Administration EdD

Dr. Holly Foster

601.266.4621

Fall, Spring, Summer

Higher Education Administration (Student Affairs) MEd

Dr. Holly Foster

601.266.4621

Fall, Spring, Summer

Institutional Research Certificate

Dr. Kyna Shelley

601.266.4621

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Library and Information Science

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Library and Information Science MLIS

Dr. Teresa Welsh

601.266.4228

Fall, Spring, Summer

MLIS with School Library Licensure

Dr. Teresa Welsh

601.266.4228

Fall, Spring, Summer

Archive and Special Collections Certificate

Dr. Teresa Welsh

601.266.4228

Fall, Spring, Summer

Youth Services and Literature Certificate

Dr. Teresa Welsh

601.266.4228

Fall, Spring, Summer

Department of Psychology

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Counseling Psychology MS

Dr. Emily Yowell

601.266.4177

Fall only

Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis) MS

Dr. James Moore

601.266.4177

Fall only

Psychology (Brain and Behavior) PhD

Dr. Alen Hajnal

601.266.4177

Fall only

Psychology (Clinical) PhD

Dr. Mike Anestis

601.266.4177

Fall only

Psychology (Counseling) PhD

Dr. Bonnie Nicholson

601.266.4177

Fall only

Psychology (School) PhD

Dr. Keith Radley

601.266.4177

Fall only

College of Health (COH website)

School of Kinesiology

Program

Contact

Department Phone

Terms of Admission

Kinesiology MS

Dr. Gary Krebs

601.266.5358

Fall, Spring

Sport Coaching Education MS

Dr. Melissa Thompson

601.266.5358

Fall only

Department of Medical Laboratory Science

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Medical Laboratory Science MS

Dr. Cynthia Handley

601.266.4908

Fall, Spring, Summer

Department of Nutrition and Food Systems

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Nutrition and Food Systems Dietetics MS

Dr. Elaine Molaison

601.266.5377

Fall only

Nutrition and Food Systems MS

Dr. Elaine Molaison

601.266.5377

Fall, Spring, Summer

Management of Child Nutrition Programs Certificate

Dr. Elaine Molaison

601.266.5377

Fall, Spring, Summer

Department of Public Health

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) MPH

Ms. Vickie Reed

601.266.5437

Fall only

Public Health (Executive) MPH

Ms. Ala Cibtarica

601.266.5437

Fall only

Public Health (Health Education) MPH

Ms. Vickie Reed

601.266.5437

Fall, Spring

Public Health (Health Policy and Administration) MPH

Ms. Vickie Reed

601.266.5437

Fall, Spring

School of Social Work

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Social Work MSW

Dr. Jerome Kolbo

601.266.4163

Fall, Summer (Advanced Standing only)

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Audiology AuD

Dr. Lee Terrio

601.266.5216

Fall only

Deaf Education MS

Dr. Christina Perigoe

601.266.5216

Summer only

Speech Language Pathology MA/MS

Dr. Steven Cloud

601.266.5216

Summer, Fall

College of Nursing (CON website)

Department of Advanced Practice

Program

Contact

Department Phone

Terms of Admissions

Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) BSN-DNP

Dr. Melanie Gilmore

601.266.5454

Fall only

Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) MSN

Dr. Melanie Gilmore 

601.266.5454 

Summer only

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

Dr. Abby McNeil

601.266.5454

Fall only

Nursing (Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) MSN

Dr. Abby McNeil 

601.266.5454

Summer only

Nursing (Nurse Anesthesia) DNP

Dr. Nina McLain

601.266.5454

Spring only

Nursing Graduate Certificates (FNP, FPMHNP, or PMHNP)

 

601.266.5454

contact dept.

Department of Systems Leaderships and Health Outcomes

Program

Contact

Department Phone

Terms of Admission

Nursing DNP (Clinical or BSN-DNP Leadership)

Dr. Marcus Gaut

601.266.5454

Fall only

Nursing PhD (Leadership or BSN-PhD Leadership)

Dr. Janie Butts

601.266.5454

Fall only

College of Science and Technology (COST website)

Department of Biological Science

Program

Contact

Department Phone

Terms of Admission

Biological Science PhD

Dr. Jake Schaefer

601.266.4748

Fall, Spring

Biological Science MS

Dr. Jake Schaefer

601.266.4748

Fall, Spring

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Chemistry PhD

Dr. Song Guo

601.266.4701

Fall, Spring

Chemistry MS

Dr. Song Guo

601.266.4701

Fall, Spring

School of Computing

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Computational Science (Computer Science) PhD

Dr. Bikramjit Banerjee

601.266.4949

Fall, Spring

Computer Science MS

Dr. Bikramjit Banerjee

601.266.4949

Fall, Spring

School of Construction

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Logistics, Trade, and Transportation MS

Dr. Mohsen Hosseini

601.266.4895

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Criminal Justice

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Criminal Justice MA/MS

Dr. Joshua Hill

601.266.4509

Fall, Spring

Criminal Justice Certificate

Dr. Joshua Hill

601.266.4509

Fall, Spring

Department of Geography and Geology

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Geography MS

Dr. Mark Miller

601.266.4729

Fall, Spring

Geographic Information Technology Certificate

Dr. Mark Miller

601.266.4729

Fall, Spring, Summer

Geology MS

Dr. Franklin Heitmuller

601.266.4729

Fall, Spring

Department of Human Capital Development

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Human Capital Development PhD

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet

228.214.3517

Fall, Spring, Summer

Human Capital Development MS

Dr. Heather Annulis

228.214.3517

Fall, Spring, Summer

Department of Mathematics

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Computational Science (Mathematics) PhD

Dr. James Lambers

601.266.4289

Fall, Spring, Summer

Mathematics MS

Dr. James Lambers

601.266.4289

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Ocean Science and Technology

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Coastal Sciences PhD

Ms. Darcie Graham

228.872.4200

Fall, Spring

Coastal Science MS

Ms. Darcie Graham

228.872.4200

Fall, Spring

Hydrographic Science MS

Ms. Linda Downs

228.688.7097

Fall only

Marine Science PhD

Ms. Linda Downs

228.688.7097

Fall, Spring

Marine Science MS

Ms. Linda Downs

228.688.7097

Fall, Spring

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Computational Science (Physics) PhD

Dr. Khin Maung

601.266.4934

Fall, Spring, Summer

Physics MS

Dr. Khin Maung

601.266.4934

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Polymers and High Performance Materials

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admissions

Polymer Science PhD

Ms. Kimberly Wingo

601.266.4868

Fall, Spring

Center for Science and Math Education

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Science and Math Education PhD

Dr. Sherry Herron

601.266.4739

Fall, Spring

Science and Math Education MS

Dr. Sherry Herron

601.266.4739

Fall, Spring, Summer

*Typically, in order 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.