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University of Southern Mississippi

School of Leadership and Advanced Practice Nursing

Hattiesburg, MS

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Overview

University of Southern Mississippi / School of Leadership and Advanced Practice Nursing is located in Hattiesburg, MS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 1
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

134
Applied
86
Accepted
51
Enrolled
64%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th May 1st Yes
Spring deadline January 10th January 10th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 during last 60 hours, nursing license, BS in nursing
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in nursing, minimum GPA of 3.5

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

53
Total Graduate Students
0%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Gender

Male (16%)
Female (83%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Gerontology, caregivers, HIV, bereavement, pain, nursing leadership
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 3215 Montague Boulevard
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Kathleen Masters
Interim Dean
Email: kathleen.masters@usm.edu
Phone: 601-266-6485
Fax: 601-266-5927

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