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University of Southern Mississippi

College of Arts and Sciences

Hattiesburg, MS

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Overview

University of Southern Mississippi / College of Arts and Sciences is located in Hattiesburg, MS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Music (MM)
Master of Music Education (MME)
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Master of Arts in Teaching of Languages (MATL)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 102
Doctoral Degrees 33
Other Advanced Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

265
Applied
183
Accepted
118
Enrolled
69%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st March 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 in last 60 hours
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

475
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.42%
Black or African American 11.58%
White or Caucasian 71%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.84%
Asian 1.89%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.63%
Unknown 1.26%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (49%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: English, persuasion and social influence, international policy, language learning, crisis communication, creative writing, war history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 118 College Drive, Box 5004
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Maureen Ryan
Dean
Email: maureen.ryan@usm.edu
Phone: 601-266-4316
Fax: 601-266-6541

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