The Department of Mathematics offers the following graduate degrees.
The Master of Science in Mathematics, which requires the completion of at least 30 hours of graduate coursework and a thesis or a comprehensive exam (for details, see the handbook of graduate study and the graduate bulletin).
The Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Science with emphasis in mathematics, which requires the completion of at least 54 graduate hours beyond the MS degree and the completion of an original dissertation (for details, see the handbook of graduate study and the graduate bulletin).
Available Research Areas
MS Thesis and Ph.D. dissertations are written under the direction of a faculty member in the faculty member’s area of expertise.
Teaching assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis at the following rates.
$10,500/9 months for MS students.
$11,750/9 months for Ph.D. students after completion of the MS.
$13,000/9 months for Ph.D. students who have completed their comprehensive exams.
Each teaching assistantship comes with a waiver of in-state and out-of-state tuition for up to 13 graduate hours per semester. Responsibilities include teaching classes and tutoring.
Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics or a related field that satisfies the mathematics requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics at Southern Miss.
Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 for regular admission to the MS program.
GRE scores of at least 150 in the verbal category and in the quantitative category.
A subject GRE is not required.
For applicants whose native language is not English, a TOEFL score of at least 580 (TOEFL PBT), or 237 (TOEFL CBT), or 92 (TOEFL iBT), or a 6.5 on the IELTS.
At least 3 letters of recommendation.
A complete statement of the graduate school’s admission requirements can be found here.
The deadline for admission in the fall is March 1 of the same year. Applications are web-based and can be filed here.
For Further Information
Please contact the Department’s Graduate Coordinator, Dr. James Lambers, at James.Lambers@usm.edu or at 601-266-5784.