Graduate Program Contacts and Application Deadlines

 

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

*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.

Arts and Sciences

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

School of Accountancy

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Accounting MPA

 Ms. Amber Hatten

 601.266.4641

 Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Biological Science PhD

 Dr. Jake Schaefer 601.266.4701

 Fall, Spring

Biological Science MS Dr. Jake Schaefer 601.266.4701 Fall, Spring

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

Medical Laboratory Science MS

 Dr. Cynthia Handley 601.266.4908 Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Child and Family Science

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Child and Family Studies MS

Dr. Lindsay Wright

 228.214.3270

 Fall only

Marriage and Family Therapy MS

 Dr. Pam Rollins

 601.266.4679

 Fall only

School Counseling MEd

 Dr. Chelsey Hess-Holden

 601.266.4679

 Fall, Summer

School of Communication

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Communication Studies PhD

 Dr. Kathryn Anthony

 601.266.4271

 Fall, Spring, Summer

Communication Studies MA/MS

 Dr. Kathryn Anthony

 601.266.4271

 Fall, Spring, Summer

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 Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering

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

Computer Science (Computational Science) MS

 Dr. Bikramjit Banerjee

 601.266.4949 Fall, Spring

School of Construction

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Logistics, Trade, and Transportation

 Dr. Mohsen Hosseini

 228.214.3365

 Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Criminal Justice, Forensics, and Security

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

School of Education

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Dyslexia Therapy Education MEd

Dr. Sandra Nichols601.266.5247Summer only

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 only

Educational Administration (P-12) EdS

Dr. Myron Labat

601.266.4621

Fall, Spring, Summer

Elementary Education MEd Dr. Sandra Nichols601.266.5247 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

Instructional Technology MS Dr. Shuyan Wang601.266.5215Fall, Spring, Summer
Instructional Technology Certificate Dr. Shuyan Wang601.266.5215Fall, Spring, Summer
Secondary Teacher Education (Alternate Route) MATDr. Jay Howell601.266.5247 Fall, Spring, Summer
Secondary Education and Teaching (TMI) CertificateDr. Jay Howell 601.266.5247 Summer only
Special Education PhD Dr. Sandra Nichols601.266.5247Fall, Spring, Summer

Special Education EdS

Dr. Sandra Nichols

601.266.5247Fall, Spring, Summer
Special Education MEd Dr. Sandra Nichols601.266.5247Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Finance

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Economic Development MS

Dr. Chad Miller 601.266.6666

Fall, Spring, Summer

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

 School of Health Professions

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) MPH

Ms. Vickie Reed

601.266.5437

Fall, Spring

Public Health (Executive) MPH

Ms. Vickie Reed

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 Humanities

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 

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

School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional 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

School of Kinesiology and Nutrition

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Kinesiology MS

Dr. Gary Krebs 601.266.5358Fall, Spring

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

Sport Coaching Education MSDr. Melissa Thompson 601.266.5358Fall only

School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Program

Contact

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.

Nursing DNP (Clinical or BSN-DNP Leadership)

Dr. Marcus Gaut 601.266.5454Fall only
Nursing PhD (Leadership or BSN-PhD Leadership) Dr. Janie Butts601.266.5454Fall only

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

 School of Management

Program

Contact

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

School of Marketing

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Sport Management MS

Dr. Brandon Allen

601.266.6057

Fall, Spring, Summer

Sport Security Management Certificate

Dr. Brandon Allen

601.266.6057

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

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 

Computational Science (Mathematics) PhD

Dr. James Lambers

601.266.4289

Fall, Spring, Summer

Mathematics MS

Dr. James Lambers

601.266.4289

Fall, Spring, Summer

Computational Science (Physics) PhDDr. Khin Maung 601.266.4934 Fall, Spring, Summer 
Physics MS Dr. Khin Maung 601.266.4934 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

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

School of Performing and Visual Arts

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Theatre (Design and Technology) MFA

Mr. Stephen Judd

601.266.4994

Fall only

Theatre (Directing) MFA

Mr. Louis Rackoff

601.266.4994

Fall only

Theatre (Performance) MFA

Ms. Monica Hayes

601.266.4994

Fall only

School of Polymer Science and Engineering

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admissions

Polymer Science PhD

Ms. Kimberly Wingo

601.266.4868

Fall, Spring

School 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. Evan Dart

601.266.4177

Fall only

Psychology (Brain and Behavior) PhD

Dr. Alen Hajnal

601.266.4177

Fall only

Psychology (Clinical) PhD

Dr. Sara Jordan

601.266.4177

Fall only

Psychology (Counseling) PhD

Dr. Bonnie Nicholson

601.266.4177

Fall only

Psychology (School) PhD

Dr. Evan Dart

601.266.4177

Fall only

School of Social Science and Global Studies

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Anthropology MA

Dr. Marie Danforth

601.266.4306

Fall, Spring (for dual programs only)

International Development PhD

Dr. J.J. St. Marie 228.214.3289Fall, Spring 

Non-Profit Studies Certificate

Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell

601.266.4306

Fall, Spring, Summer

Political Science MADr. Marek Steedman 601.266.4310 Fall, Spring, Summer 
Teaching of Languages MATL Dr. Laurel Abreu 601.266.4964 Fall, Spring, Summer 
TESOL Certificate Dr. Laurel Abreu 601.266.4964 Fall, Spring, Summer 

School of Social Work

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Social Work MSW

Dr. Jerome Kolbo

601.266.4163

Fall, Summer (Advanced Standing only)

School 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 MS

Dr. Steven Cloud

601.266.5216

Fall Only