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University of Southern Mississippi

College of Education and Human Sciences

Hattiesburg, MS

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University of Southern Mississippi

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Social Work (MSW)
(Graduate Certificate)
Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Education (M Ed)
Doctor of Education (Ed D)
Specialist in Education (Ed S)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

387
Applied
185
Accepted
136
Enrolled
48%

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 November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, MAT
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 on 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

152
Total Graduate Students
10%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
89%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (22%)
Female (77%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Reading, sleep, animal cognition
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 118 College Drive, Box 5023
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Trent Gould
Dean
Email: trent.gould@usm.edu
Phone: 601-266-4224
Fax: 601-266-4175