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University of Southern Mississippi

Department of English

Hattiesburg, MS

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University of Southern Mississippi

Overview

University of Southern Mississippi / Department of English is located in Hattiesburg, MS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) English education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Literature
Master of Arts (MA) Literature
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Creative writing
Master of Arts (MA) Creative writing

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 73
Doctoral Degrees 16

Earning Your Degree

Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

48
Applied
31
Accepted
18
Enrolled
65%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th March 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in field of study, 2.75 in last 2 years
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
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

18
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
88%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (22%)
Female (77%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: English and American literature, critical theory and cultural studies, creative writing
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 118 College Drive, Box 5037
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Luis Iglesias
Chair
Email: luis.iglesias@usm.edu
Phone: 601-266-4060
Fax: 601-266-5757