University of Southern Mississippi Graduate Schools

University of Southern Mississippi (referred to as Southern Mississippi) is a Public, 4 years school located in Hattiesburg, MS. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Southern Mississippi is $9,204 for Mississippi residents and $11,204 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,155 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,606 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of Southern Mississippi (referred to as Southern Mississippi) is a Public, 4 years school located in Hattiesburg, MS. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (7/1/1929 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Southern Mississippi Directory Information
School NameUniversity of Southern Mississippi (Southern Mississippi)
Address118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Phone601-266-1000
Webhttps://www.usm.edu
Online Applicationhttps://apps.usm.edu/admissions/ugapp
Financial Infohttps://www.usm.edu/financial-aid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Southern Mississippi is $9,204 for Mississippi residents and $11,204 for out-of-state students. The school has 3,155 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,606 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 164 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 57 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$11,204
$9,204 for Mississippi Residents
Student Population3,155
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs164 graduate programs
(57 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of Southern Mississippi is $9,204 for Mississippi residents and $11,204 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $506 for Mississippi residents and $618 for out-of-state students.
University of Southern Mississippi offers the alternative tuition plans.
University of Southern Mississippi offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)57 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of Southern Mississippi is $9,204 for Mississippi residents and $11,204 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 2.83% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Mississippi ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$8,108$110$8,108$2,110
2018-2019$8,514$110$10,514$110
2019-2020$8,786$110$10,786$110
2020-2021$8,786$110$10,786$110
2021-2022$9,094$110$11,094$110
The graduate school tuition & fees of Southern Mississippi is average compared to public graduate schools in Mississippi. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Mississippi graduate tuition is $11,022 (public) / $14,186 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Southern Mississippi$9,204$11,204
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Mississippi Graduate Schools$10,438$12,663
Public$8,238$11,022
Private$14,186
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $15,834 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of Southern Mississippi. On-campus living costs are increased by 1.47% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,496. Off-campus living costs are increased by 1.98% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$9,631$3,834$10,200$3,834
2018-2019$10,618$3,306$9,600$4,316
2019-2020$10,937$3,336$9,600$4,346
2020-2021$10,937$3,527$9,600$4,614
2021-2022$10,950$3,726$9,612$4,884
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $506 for Mississippi residents and $618 for other students at University of Southern Mississippi. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 3.00% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Mississippi ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$457$569
2018-2019$473$585
2019-2020$488$600
2020-2021$488$600
2021-2022$506$618

Graduate Programs at Southern Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi offers 90 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 887 students have completed their study at University of Southern Mississippi.
Offered Degrees at University of Southern Mississippi
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree508635
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship241161
Post Bachelor's Degree11355
Post Master's Degree5236
Total9014887
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of Southern Mississippi by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Library and Information Science program with 20 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 88 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Nursing Practice program with 28 completers.
University of Southern Mississippi offers 90 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 887 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 635 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 55 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 36 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 7 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric6-
Public Relations/Image Management1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences5-
Education [+] (4 completers) 129 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction16-
Educational Leadership and Administration12-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration7-
Educational/Instructional Technology10-
Special Education and Teaching10-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities12-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services16-
Secondary Education and Teaching13-
Foreign Language Teacher Education13-
Music Teacher Education6-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching8-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education6-
Engineering [+] 2 completers-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering2-
Work and Family Studies [+] (1 completers) 32 completers-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies20-
Family Systems12-
English Language and Literature [+] 4 completers-
English Language and Literature4-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 49 completers-
Library and Information Science49-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences13-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography7-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 7 completers-
Mathematics7-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 41 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management31-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science10-
Physical Sciences [+] 20 completers-
Chemistry1-
Geology/Earth Science2-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical15-
Physics2-
Psychology [+] 23 completers-
Psychology15-
Counseling Psychology8-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 5 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies3-
2-
Human Services [+] 46 completers-
Social Work46$36,600
Social Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Anthropology5-
Geography2-
Political Science and Government3-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 25 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts5-
Music20-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 116 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist26-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist8-
Clinical/Medical Social Work9-
Public Health29$55,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other)44-
Business [+] (2 completers) 87 completers-
Business Administration and Management44$54,300
Transportation/Mobility Management9-
Accounting17$49,300
Business/Managerial Economics10-
Human Resources Development7-
History [+] 7 completers-
History7-
Total635
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Communication and Journalism [+] 7 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (other)3-
Education [+] 31 completers-
Education12-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration12-
Educational/Instructional Technology2-
Music Teacher Education1-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education4-
Engineering [+] 11 completers-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering11-
English Language and Literature [+] 13 completers-
English Language and Literature13-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences3-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography2-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 0 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science0-
Physical Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Chemistry1-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical2-
Psychology [+] 17 completers-
Psychology17-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 1 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1-
Social Sciences [+] 10 completers-
Development Economics and International Development9-
Geography1-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 10 completers-
Music Performance10-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 35 completers-
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (other)5-
Nursing Science2-
Nursing Practice28-
Business [+] 11 completers-
Human Resources Development11-
History [+] 4 completers-
History4-
Total161
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 12 completers-
Secondary Education and Teaching5-
Foreign Language Teacher Education7-
Work and Family Studies [+] 1 completers-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies1-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 19 completers-
Library and Information Science19-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 5 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management5-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0-
Social Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Geography0-
Business [+] (1 completers) 15 completers-
Business Administration and Management13-
Business/Managerial Economics2-
Fashion Merchandising0-
History [+] 3 completers-
Public/Applied History3-
Total55
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (2 completers) 17 completers-
Education11-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration5-
Educational/Instructional Technology1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 19 completers-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing4-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing15-
Total36

Graduate Student Population at Southern Mississippi

For academic year 2021-2022, total 3,155 students enrolled into University of Southern Mississippi graduate schools where it has total 14,606 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,486 full-time and 1,669 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,066 male and 2,089 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,1551,0662,089
Full-time1,486532954
Part-tme1,6695341,135
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,042 White (64.72%), 692 Black/African American (21.93%), 104 Hispanic (3.30%), 71 Asian (2.25%), and 246 students with other races. 161 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,1551,0662,089
American Indian/Native American844
Asian713239
Black/African American692189503
Hispanic1043569
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White2,0426951,347
Two More642341
Un-Known13310
Non-resident Alien1618576
University of Southern Mississippi offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,867 graduate students (59.18% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 848 graduate students (26.88% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,155
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,867
Enrolled Some Online Courses848
Not in Online Courses440
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Southern Mississippi. 704 students are aged 20 to 24 (22.31% of total students), 1 students are aged below 20 (0.03%), 229 students are aged above 50 (7.26%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Southern Mississippi.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,1551,0662,089
Age 18-19101
Age 20-2133924
Age 22-24671208463
Age 25-29859303556
Age 30-34529200329
Age 35-39371124247
Age 40-49462140322
Age 50-6421176135
Over 6418612

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Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Boca Raton, FL. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $6,693 for Florida residents and $18,482 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 5,348 and it offers total 209 graduate programs(29 online programs).
Florida International University (FIU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Miami, FL. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $11,106 for Florida residents and $24,211 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 9,787 and it offers total 241 graduate programs(72 online programs).
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Bowling Green, KY. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $12,140 for Kentucky residents and $18,340 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,231 and it offers total 243 graduate programs(46 online programs).
Louisiana Tech University (LA Tech) is a Public, 4 years school located in Ruston, LA. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $7,959 for Louisiana residents and $12,690 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 1,113 and it offers total 128 graduate programs(19 online programs).
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) is a Public, 4 years school located in Charlotte, NC. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $7,713 for North Carolina residents and $21,147 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 5,971 and it offers total 167 graduate programs(19 online programs).
University of North Texas (UNT) is a Public, 4 years school located in Denton, TX. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $8,256 for Texas residents and $15,600 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 8,139 and it offers total 271 graduate programs(25 online programs).
Rice University (Rice) is a Private, 4 years school located in Houston, TX. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $49,941 in average. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 3,567 and it offers total 147 graduate programs(1 online programs).
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a Public, 4 years school located in El Paso, TX. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $7,166 for Texas residents and $16,621 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 3,762 and it offers total 177 graduate programs(20 online programs).
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is a Public, 4 years school located in San Antonio, TX. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $9,479 for Texas residents and $27,560 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 4,783 and it offers total 194 graduate programs(1 online programs).
Old Dominion University (ODU) is a Public, 4 years school located in Norfolk, VA. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $13,224 for Virginia residents and $33,288 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 4,664 and it offers total 165 graduate programs(49 online programs).
Middle Tennessee State University (Middle Tennessee State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Murfreesboro, TN. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $10,818 for Tennessee residents and $27,432 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 2,892 and it offers total 129 graduate programs(10 online programs).
Marshall University (Marshall) is a Public, 4 years school located in Huntington, WV. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $8,882 for West Virginia residents and $21,434 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 3,186 and it offers total 164 graduate programs(10 online programs).

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