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 2,589 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,509 including undergraduate students.

University of Southern Mississippi 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 2,589 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 14,509 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 87 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research). Among them, 35 programs are available online classes.
Southern Mississippi Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$11,204
$9,204 for Mississippi Residents
Student Population2,589
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs87 graduate programs
(35 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio17 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 academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $505 for Mississippi residents and $617 for out-of-state students. University of Southern Mississippi offers the alternative tuition plans.
Southern Mississippi 2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Mississippi Residents$9,204
Out-of-State$11,204
Tuition per Credit Hour
Mississippi Residents$505
Out-of-State$617
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 at Southern Mississippi
Distance Learning (Online Classes)35 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 Tuition, Fees, Other College Costs

For 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: March 16, 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 $19,187 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$11,040$19,187
Public$11,040$20,146
Private$19,294
Mississippi Graduate Schools$7,899$12,663
Public$7,899$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 Costs
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 $505 for Mississippi residents and $617 for other students at University of Southern Mississippi. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 2.83% 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$505$617

Graduate Programs at Southern Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi offers 89 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, 939 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 Degree5021721
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship258151
Post Bachelor's Degree10646
Post Master's Degree4221
Total8937939
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 19 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 88 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Psychology program with 25 completers.
University of Southern Mississippi offers 89 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 939 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 721 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 46 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 21 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 [+] 2 completers-
Public Relations/Image Management2-
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences13-
Education [+] (20 completers) 116 completers-
Education0-
Curriculum and Instruction8-
Educational Leadership and Administration23-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration6-
Educational/Instructional Technology4-
Special Education and Teaching12-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities11-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services13-
Secondary Education and Teaching3-
Foreign Language Teacher Education24-
Music Teacher Education9-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education2-
Engineering [+] 1 completers-
Engineering0-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering1-
Work and Family Studies [+] (4 completers) 43 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies24-
Family Systems19-
English Language And Literature [+] 6 completers-
English Language and Literature6-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 41 completers-
Library and Information Science41-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences5-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography13-
Mathematics And Statistics [+] 5 completers-
Mathematics5-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] (4 completers) 37 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management30-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science7-
Physical Sciences [+] 21 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry1-
Geology/Earth Science3-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical13-
Physics4-
Psychology [+] 33 completers-
Psychology27-
Counseling Psychology6-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 3 completers-
0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies3-
Forensic Science and Technology0-
Human Services [+] 88 completers-
0-
Social Work88$36,600
Social Sciences [+] 15 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Anthropology6-
Geography3-
Political Science and Government6-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 28 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts6-
Music22-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (4 completers) 145 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist31-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist9-
Clinical/Medical Social Work8-
Public Health45$55,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (other)52-
Business [+] (6 completers) 93 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management45$54,300
Transportation/Mobility Management9-
Accounting23$49,300
Business/Managerial Economics14-
Human Resources Development2-
History [+] 5 completers-
History5-
Total721
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer And Information Sciences [+] 8 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (other)8-
Education [+] (5 completers) 28 completers-
Education16-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration6-
Educational/Instructional Technology1-
Music Teacher Education0-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education5-
Engineering [+] 10 completers-
Engineering0-
Polymer/Plastics Engineering10-
Work and Family Studies [+] (2 completers) 1 completers-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences0-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies1-
English Language And Literature [+] 4 completers-
English Language and Literature4-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences4-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] 0 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Kinesiology and Exercise Science0-
Physical Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Physical Sciences0-
Chemistry6-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical1-
Psychology [+] 25 completers-
Psychology25-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 1 completers-
0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies1-
Social Sciences [+] 9 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Development Economics and International Development8-
Geography1-
Visual And Performing Arts [+] 6 completers-
Visual and Performing Arts0-
Music Performance6-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (4 completers) 26 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (other)4-
Nursing Science2-
Nursing Practice20-
Business [+] (2 completers) 12 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Human Resources Development12-
History [+] 2 completers-
History2-
Total151
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (2 completers) 4 completers-
Secondary Education and Teaching3-
Foreign Language Teacher Education1-
Library Science [+] (1 completers) 19 completers-
Library and Information Science19-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 3 completers-
Biological and Physical Sciences0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)3-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies [+] (2 completers) 4 completers-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies0-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management4-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting [+] (2 completers) 0 completers-
0-
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies0-
Social Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Social Sciences0-
Geography1-
Business [+] (2 completers) 14 completers-
Business/Commerce0-
Business Administration and Management12-
Business/Managerial Economics2-
History [+] 1 completers-
History0-
Public/Applied History1-
Total46
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 1 completers-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 13 completers-
Chiropractic0-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing8-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing5-
Total21

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 14,509 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

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 8,087 and it offers total 106 graduate programs(11 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 5,396 and it offers total 108 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 9,124 and it offers total 165 graduate programs(38 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 2,426 and it offers total 100 graduate programs(32 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 1,287 and it offers total 64 graduate programs(15 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 5,323 and it offers total 97 graduate programs(13 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 6,866 and it offers total 178 graduate programs(21 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 3,132 and it offers total 88 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 3,687 and it offers total 99 graduate programs(13 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 4,276 and it offers total 116 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 4,804 and it offers total 107 graduate programs(31 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 2,379 and it offers total 55 graduate programs(6 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 3,611 and it offers total 101 graduate programs(6 online programs).

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