Hattiesburg, MS
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
80%
20%
student ratio
15
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 1
fall application deadline
58%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Speech And Interpersonal Communication Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 37
    • Doctoral Degrees 4
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis optional
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

58% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 34
    • Accepted 20
    • Acceptance Rate 58
    • Enrolled 15
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline January 10th January 10th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours and in major
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.5
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, IELTS required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 15
    • Types of financial support availableFederal Work-Study, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students15
    • Female Percentage80%
    • Male Percentage20%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students15
    • Part-time Percentage7%
    • Full-time Percentage93%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • Unknown or International StudentNot Reported

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchPersuasion and social influence, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, political communication, crisis communication, public advocacy
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Communication Studies

College of Arts and Letters
University of Southern Mississippi

118 College Drive, Box 5131
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
United States

Dr. Wendy Atkins-Sayre

Chair

Phone: 601-266-4271
Fax: 601-266-4275
Email: wendy.atkinssayre@usm.edu


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