Active and Retired Military Personnel



MS LTT Degree Tailored for Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard and Retired Military Personnel / Department of Defense Personnel

USM’s Master of Science in Logistics, Trade and Transportation (MS LTT) can be customized to meet the unique needs of the Military and Department of Defense personnel. The MS LTT can be completed on-line from anywhere in the world, allowing active military personnel to continue serving our country while advancing professionally in the areas of logistics and supply chain. The MS LTT can be pursued either part-time or full time. Full-time students can complete the 30 credits required to earn the MS LTT degree in one year.

Military personnel pursuing the MS LTT at Southern Miss will have the opportunity to:

  • Interact online with USM professors who will support your professional development
  • Collaborate in an intimate, team-oriented environment with peers from around the world through Southern Miss online learning technologies
  • Gain the skills and credentials to shape your career and assume leadership roles in today's global marketplace
  • Customize the degree to meet your current and future career goals and professional opportunities

Upon completing the MS LTT degree, graduates will be able to excel in the areas such as:

  • Enterprise strategic planning
  • Logistics, operations, management and leadership
  • Systems analysis and modeling
  • Transportation and trade policy
  • Integration of core competencies to solve real world problems in their domain

Military personnel and DOD civilians can select from a wide variety of course options. Graduate assistantships are available for qualified applicants. Military personnel may qualify for GI Bill benefits as described below.

Summary of GI BILL Benefits to pursue the MS LTT at the University of Southern Mississippi

There are multiple GI Bill benefits for which you might qualify. To understand your options review the following:
  • We offer a summary of the comparison
  • The VA has a detailed GI Bill comparison chart
  • VA website
  • Each GI Bill is different but the amount you qualify for under any of them is based on the combination of consecutive time on active duty, semester course load, and type of education you are pursuing.
  • If you wish to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill AND you are eligible for multiple additional options you will be required to make an irrevocable choice of which benefits to receive.
  • Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30) Veterans must register and self-pay for classes, after which you (or AMU) will be reimbursed from the VA. If you are required to self-pay, you may apply for financial aid and use that, so you don't need to provide the payment on your own.
  • VA benefits are also available to survivors and dependents of certain veterans.
  • Interested in using multiple sources of financial aid not just VA benefits?
Funding will take a minimum of 8 weeks from the time you submit your application.

MSLTT Process at a Glance...

  1. Apply and get accepted to our university
  2. Decide which GI Bill you qualify for and best fits your needs
  3. Fill out and submit your application via the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP)
    • Complete form 22-1990 - If you are a 1st time user of or new applicant for VA benefits for either bill/chapter
    • Complete form 22-1995 - If you have used your GI bill before and are making a program change or re-applying or transferring to this school
  4. The VA will then process your application and send you a Certificate of Eligibility letter. The C.O.E. will detail the percentage of benefits (ranging from 40 to 100%) you are eligible to receive through the VA:
    • If you have a copy of your C.O.E. then please forward a copy to us.
    • It may take a while for the VA to issue the Certificate of Eligibility Letter to you. In the interim, you may send us one of the following documents as a substitution if using Chapter 33
      • DD214 - Separated from the military
        • with the confirmation = for your VA Educational Benefits Application
        • Mark clearly that you are using the POST-9/11 GI BILL
      • Copy of your 22-1990 Application including the confirmation page.
    • Any missing information may cause a delay in the processing of your enrollment
  5. Register for classes and specify one of the Veterans Benefits options as your method of payment
    • If you are using VA Chapter 33 as your payment type, a hold will be posted to your registration until we verify the percentage you noted at registration matches the percentage of benefits you are eligible to receive
      • Once the match is verified, you will be granted course access. If a discrepancy exists, you will be contacted and your ability to enter classes will be delayed until the issue is resolved
      • Please note: If your benefit rate is less than 100%, then you will have to pay the amount not covered by the VA at the time of registration
    • If you are using a GI Bill other than Chapter 33, you may be asked to pay at the time of registration
  6. Follow USM “Veterans Assistance” instructions

Online Education and the Military