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University of Southern Mississippi

School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security

Hattiesburg, MS

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University of Southern Mississippi

Overview

University of Southern Mississippi / School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security is located in Hattiesburg, MS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Criminal justice
Master of Science (MS) Forensic science
Master of Science (MS) Criminal justice
Master of Arts (MA) Criminal justice

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7
Applied
4
Accepted
4
Enrolled
57%

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 15th March 15th 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 2.75 in last 60 hours, 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
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
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 (33%)
Female (66%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Crime in the family, police training models, humanities and criminal justice
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 118 College Drive, Box 5127
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Lisa Nored
Director
Phone: 601-266-4509
Fax: 601-266-4391