Graduate Programs Overview

University of Southern Mississippi is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,896 for Mississippi residents and $10,896 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred four graduate programs: 55 Master's, 31 Doctorate, 12 Post-Bachelor's, 6 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 641 students have been conferred Master's degree and 179 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameUniversity of Southern Mississippi
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, MS
Graduate School Students2,539 students
968 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$8,896
Out-of-State$10,896
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 104 Graduate Programs
55 Master's, 6 Doctorate, 18 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at University of Southern Mississippi with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Mississippi residents, the tuition & fees are $8,896 and $10,896 for non-Mississippi residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $488 for Mississippi residents and $600 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$8,786$10,786
Fees$110$110
Cost per Credit$488$600
Books & Supplies$1,400
Room & Board$10,937 (On-Campus) / $9,600 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,527 (On-Campus) / $4,614 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$24,760$26,760
Off-Campus Total$24,510$26,510
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$7,659$8,218$8,624$8,896$8,896
Out-of-State$16,529$10,218$10,624$10,896$10,896

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

University of Southern Mississippi offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 294 major areas - 50 Master's (8 online programs), 24 Doctorate (1 online programs), 11 Post-Bachelor'(3 online programs), 5 Post-Master'(2 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total6411795536
Men18989195
Women452903631
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Education
Library Science
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Social Sciences
Business
History
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Work and Family Studies
Library Science
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Social Sciences
Business
History
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Library Science
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Education
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Education
Engineering
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business

Graduate Student Population

Total 14,133 students enrolled in University of Southern Mississippi including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,539 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 883 male and 1,656 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,302 full-time and 1,237 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 968 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 281 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total2,539
Men Students883
Women Students1,656
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total2,539
Full-time Students1,302
Part-time Students1,237
By race/ethnicity 1,754 White, 434 Black, and 48 Asian students are attending at University of Southern Mississippi. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total2,539
American Indian /
Native American
12
Asian48
Black434
Hispanic80
White1,754
Two or more races47
27 students are younger than 22 and 524 students are older than 65. The school has 1,308 students aged between 22 and 30 and 680 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total2,539
21 & Under27
22-24557
25-29751
30-34395
35-39285
40 & Over524
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At University of Southern Mississippi, 968 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 281 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,539
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses968
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses281
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,290
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses968
Mississippi Resident620
Other State In U.S.343
Outside of U.S.5



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