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University of Southern Mississippi

School of Communication

Hattiesburg, MS

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Overview

University of Southern Mississippi / School of Communication is located in Hattiesburg, MS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Communication
Master of Science (MS) Communication
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communication
Master of Science (MS) Public relations

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 37
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

34
Applied
20
Accepted
15
Enrolled
59%

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
Spring deadline January 10th January 10th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours and in major
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 Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

15
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
93%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (20%)
Female (80%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Persuasion and social influence, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, political communication, crisis communication, public advocacy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 118 College Drive, Box 5131
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre
Chair
Email: wendy.atkinssayre@usm.edu
Phone: 601-266-4271
Fax: 601-266-4275