Graduate Program Contacts and Application Deadlines

 

Graduate School Application Deadlines* 
Fall TermAugust 15th*
Spring TermJanuary 15th*
Summer TermMay 15th*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*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.

 

Many programs have priority deadlines for reviewing applications. Please contact the office of your prospective major for additional information.

 

Applicants will be required to submit undergraduate transcripts, graduate-level standardized test results, letters of recommendation, and other supplemental documents. Please review the list of required documents.

 

 

Arts and Sciences

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Science and Math Education PhD

Dr. Sherry Herron

601.266.6145

Fall, Spring

Science and Math Education MS

Dr. Sherry Herron

601.266.6145

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Accountancy

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Accounting MPA

Ms. Amber Hatten

601.266.6109

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Biological Science PhD

Dr. Andy Reese 601.266.4729

Fall, Spring

Biological Science MSDr. Andy Reese601.266.4729Fall, Spring

Geography MS

Dr. Andy Reese

601.266.4729

Fall, Spring

Geographic Information Technology Certificate

Dr. Andy Reese

601.266.4729

Fall, Spring, Summer

Geology MS

Dr. Andy Reese

601.266.4729

Fall, Spring

Medical Laboratory Science MS

Dr. Cynthia Handley601.266.4908Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Child and Family Science

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Child and Family Studies MS

Dr. Lindsay Wright

601.266.6436

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

Summer only

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 Jenkins601.266.6241Fall, Spring, Summer
Mass Communication MA/MS Dr. Cheryl Jenkins601.266.6241Fall, Spring, Summer
Public Relations MS Dr. Cheryl Jenkins601.266.6241Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Computational Science (Computer Science) PhD

Dr. Bikramjit Banerjee

601.266.6287

Fall, Spring

Computer Science MS

Dr. Bikramjit Banerjee

601.266.6287

Fall, Spring

Computer Science (Computational Science) MS

Dr. Bikramjit Banerjee

601.266.6287Fall, Spring

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

601.266.4578

Fall, Spring, Summer

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

Dr. Kyna Shelley

601.266.4578

Fall, Spring, Summer

Educational Administration (P-12) PhD, EdS

Dr. Myron Labat

601.266.4621

Fall, Spring, Summer

Educational Administration (P-12) EdD

Dr. Myron Labat

601.266.4621

Fall only

Elementary Education MEd Dr. Sandra Nichols601.266.5247 Fall, Spring, Summer

Higher Education Administration PhD, EdD, Student Affairs MEd

Dr. Holly Foster

601.266.4751

contact department

Institutional Research Certificate

Dr. Kyna Shelley

601.266.4578

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 Howell601.266.6570Fall, Spring, Summer
Secondary Education and Teaching (TMI) CertificateDr. Jay Howell 601.266.6570Summer only
Special Education PhD, EdS, 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

601.266.5957

Fall, Spring

Public Health (Executive) MPH

Ms. Vickie Reed

601.266.5957

Fall only

Public Health (Health Education) MPH

Ms. Vickie Reed

601.266.5957

Fall, Spring

Public Health (Health Policy and Administration) MPH

Ms. Vickie Reed

601.266.5957

Fall, Spring

 School of Humanities

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

English PhD

Dr. Alexandra Valint 601.266.6524Fall, Spring 
English MA Dr. Alexandra Valint 601.266.6524Fall, Spring 

History PhD

Dr. Kyle Zelner

601.266.6196

Fall (preferred), Spring

History MA/MS

Dr. Kyle Zelner

601.266.6196

Fall (preferred), Spring

Public History Certificate

Dr. Kyle Zelner

601.266.6196

Fall, Spring

School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Human Capital Development PhD

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet

228.214.3491

Fall, Spring, Summer

Human Capital Development MS

Dr. Heather Annulis

228.214.3517

Fall, Spring, Summer

Logistics, Trade, and Transportation MS

Dr. Cyndi Gaudet

228.214.3491

Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Kinesiology and Nutrition

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Kinesiology MS

Dr. Melissa Thompson601.266.6999Fall, Spring

Nutrition and Food Systems Dietetics MS

Dr. Elaine Molaison

601.266.6548

Fall only

Nutrition and Food Systems MS

Dr. Elaine Molaison

601.266.6548

Fall, Spring, Summer

Sport Coaching Education MSDr. Melissa Thompson 601.266.6999Fall, Spring, Summer

School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admissions

Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) BSN-DNP

Dr. Carolyn Coleman

601.266.5462

Fall only

Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) MSN

Dr. Carolyn Coleman

601.266.5462

Summer only

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

Dr. Carolyn Coleman

601.266.5462

Fall only

Nursing (Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner) MSN

Dr. Carolyn Coleman

601.266.5462

Summer only

Nursing (Nurse Anesthesia) DNP

Dr. Nina McLain

601.266.5462

Spring only

Nursing Graduate Certificates (FNP, FPMHNP, or PMHNP)

Dr. Carolyn Coleman

601.266.5462

contact dept.

Nursing DNP (Clinical or BSN-DNP Leadership)

Dr. Cathy Hughes601.266.5462Fall only
Nursing PhD (Leadership or BSN-PhD Leadership) Dr. Janie Butts601.266.5462Fall 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 601.266.4702Fall, Spring 
Chemistry MS Dr. Song Guo 601.266.4702Fall, Spring 

Computational Science (Mathematics) PhD

Dr. James Lambers

601.266.5784

Fall, Spring, Summer

Mathematics MS

Dr. James Lambers

601.266.5784

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

601.266.6941

Fall, Spring, Summer

Music Education PhD

Dr. Kimberley Davis

601.266.6941

Fall, Spring, Summer

Music MM

Dr. Kimberley Davis

601.266.6941

Fall, Spring, Summer

Music MMEd

Dr. Kimberley Davis

601.266.6941

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

601.266.6849

Fall, Spring

School of Psychology

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Counseling Psychology MS

Dr. Emily Yowell

601.266.6603

Fall only

Psychology (Applied Behavior Analysis) MS

Dr. Evan Dart

601.266.4596

Fall only

Psychology (Brain and Behavior) PhD

Dr. Alen Hajnal

601.266.4619

Fall only

Psychology (Clinical) PhD

Dr. Sara Jordan

601.266.4177

Fall only

Psychology (Counseling) PhD

Dr. Melanie Leuty

601.266.4165

Fall only

Psychology (School) PhD

Dr. Evan Dart

601.266.4596

Fall only

School of Social Science and Global Studies

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Anthropology MA

Dr. Marie Danforth

601.266.5629

Fall, Spring (for dual programs only)

International Development PhD

Dr. J.J. St. Marie 228.214.3254Fall, Spring 

Non-Profit Studies Certificate

Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell

601.266.4496

Fall, Spring, Summer

Political Science MADr. Joseph Weinberg601.266.4797Fall, 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

601.266.5913

Fall, Summer (Advanced Standing only)

School of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Program

Contact

Phone

Terms of Admission

Audiology AuD

Dr. Lee Terrio

601.266.5220

Fall only

Deaf Education MS

Dr. Christina Perigoe

601.266.6166

Summer only

Speech Language Pathology MS

Dr. Steven Cloud

601.266.5217

Fall Only