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 3,453 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,146 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 3,453 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,146 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 161 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 18 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$11,204
$9,204 for Mississippi Residents
Student Population3,453
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs161 graduate programs
(18 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio16 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)18 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 $19,225 and the Mississippi graduate tuition is $12,982 (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$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Mississippi Graduate Schools$10,589$13,643
Public$8,541$12,982
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 86 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, 883 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 Degree509663
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship231147
Post Bachelor's Degree8339
Post Master's Degree5234
Total8615883
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 22 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Library and Information Science program with 67 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Nursing Practice program with 28 completers.
University of Southern Mississippi offers 86 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 883 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 663 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 39 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 34 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 [+] 4 completers-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric3-
Public Relations/Image Management1-
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 14 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences14-
Education [+] (3 completers) 87 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction6-
Educational Leadership and Administration8-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration13-
Educational/Instructional Technology1-
Special Education and Teaching6-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities11-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services11-
Secondary Education and Teaching8-
Foreign Language Teacher Education14-
Music Teacher Education3-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching5-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1-
Engineering [+] 5 completers-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering5-
Work and Family Studies [+] (2 completers) 20 completers-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies11-
Family Systems9-
English Language and Literature [+] 9 completers-
English Language and Literature9-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 67 completers-
Library and Information Science67-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 17 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences3-
Biomedical Sciences6-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography8-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 4 completers-
Mathematics4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 40 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management27-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science13-
Physical Sciences [+] 25 completers-
Chemistry1-
Geology/Earth Science3-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical18-
Physics3-
Psychology [+] 25 completers-
Psychology18-
Counseling Psychology7-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] (1 completers) 3 completers-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies3-
Human Services [+] 60 completers-
Social Work60$36,600
Social Sciences [+] 11 completers-
Anthropology4-
Geography2-
Political Science and Government5-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 38 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts10-
Music28-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 121 completers-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist23-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist6-
Clinical/Medical Social Work11-
Public Health36$55,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other)45-
Business [+] (2 completers) 110 completers-
Business Administration and Management58$54,300
Transportation/Mobility Management7-
Accounting20$49,300
Business/Managerial Economics14-
Human Resources Development11-
History [+] 3 completers-
History3-
Total663
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 [+] 11 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (other)11-
Education [+] 29 completers-
Education13-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration12-
Educational/Instructional Technology1-
Music Teacher Education2-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education1-
Engineering [+] 5 completers-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering5-
English Language and Literature [+] 5 completers-
English Language and Literature5-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 5 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences2-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 1 completers-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1-
Physical Sciences [+] 6 completers-
Chemistry3-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical3-
Psychology [+] 14 completers-
Psychology14-
Social Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Development Economics and International Development8-
Geography1-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 8 completers-
Music Performance8-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 42 completers-
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (other)11-
Nursing Science3-
Nursing Practice28-
Business [+] 4 completers-
Human Resources Development4-
History [+] 1 completers-
History1-
Total147
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 5 completers-
Secondary Education and Teaching2-
Foreign Language Teacher Education3-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 22 completers-
Library and Information Science22-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 1 completers-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 5 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management5-
Business [+] (1 completers) 5 completers-
Business Administration and Management3-
Business/Managerial Economics2-
History [+] 1 completers-
Public/Applied History1-
Total39
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (2 completers) 16 completers-
Education11-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration2-
Educational/Instructional Technology3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing4-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing14-
Total34

Graduate Student Population at Southern Mississippi

For academic year 2021-2022, total 3,453 students enrolled into University of Southern Mississippi graduate schools where it has total 14,146 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 1,572 full-time and 1,881 part-time graduate students. By gender, 1,164 male and 2,289 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
Total3,4531,1642,289
Full-time1,572576996
Part-tme1,8815881,293
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,101 White (60.85%), 768 Black/African American (22.24%), 132 Hispanic (3.82%), 79 Asian (2.29%), and 373 students with other races. 243 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,4531,1642,289
American Indian/Native American945
Asian793445
Black/African American768200568
Hispanic1325478
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander110
White2,1017071,394
Two More701654
Un-Known501238
Non-resident Alien243136107
University of Southern Mississippi offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,668 graduate students (48.31% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 492 graduate students (14.25% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total3,453
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,668
Enrolled Some Online Courses492
Not in Online Courses1,293
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Southern Mississippi. 745 students are aged 20 to 24 (21.58% of total students), 2 students are aged below 20 (0.06%), 298 students are aged above 50 (8.63%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Southern Mississippi.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,4531,1642,289
Age 18-19202
Age 20-21381424
Age 22-24707219488
Age 25-29888325563
Age 30-34584217367
Age 35-39401126275
Age 40-49535166369
Age 50-6427589186
Over 6423815

Similar Schools to Southern Mississippi

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University of Alabama at Birmingham (Alabama at Birmingham) is a Public, 4 years school located in Birmingham, AL. The 2022 graduate program tuition & fees is $8,100 for Alabama residents and $19,188 for out-of-state students. The school has a total graduate enrollment of 8,742 and it offers total 199 graduate programs(17 online programs).
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 5,356 and it offers total 220 graduate programs(16 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 10,249 and it offers total 255 graduate programs(45 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 2,021 and it offers total 263 graduate programs(84 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 984 and it offers total 136 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 6,332 and it offers total 212 graduate programs(32 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 9,851 and it offers total 274 graduate programs(26 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 4,038 and it offers total 160 graduate programs.
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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 4,933 and it offers total 206 graduate 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 4,816 and it offers total 191 graduate programs(72 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 2,965 and it offers total 147 graduate programs(1 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 3,015 and it offers total 171 graduate programs.

Mississippi Best Graduate Schools

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William Carey UniversityPrivate, 4 yearsHattiesburg, MS
Mississippi State UniversityPublic, 4 yearsMississippi State, MS
University of MississippiPublic, 4 yearsUniversity, MS
Millsaps CollegePrivate, 4 yearsJackson, MS
University of Southern MississippiPublic, 4 yearsHattiesburg, MS
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