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University of Southern Mississippi

Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs

Hattiesburg, MS

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Overview

University of Southern Mississippi / Department of Political Science, International Development and International Affairs is located in Hattiesburg, MS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 53
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

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

16
Applied
12
Accepted
6
Enrolled
75%

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 March 1st March 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

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

Student Body

6
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
83%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American politics, international politics, political theory, comparative politics, public law
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 118 College Drive, Box 5108
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
United States
Contact Edward Sayre
Chair
Phone: 601-266-4310