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University of Southern Mississippi

School of Social Work

Hattiesburg, MS

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Overview

University of Southern Mississippi / School of Social Work is located in Hattiesburg, MS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 53

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Practicum

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

179
Applied
75
Accepted
58
Enrolled
42%

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 April 1st April 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 in last 60 hours

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
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

102
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.92%
Black or African American 36.27%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.96%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (8%)
Female (91%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Delinquency prevention, risk and resiliency in youth, successful aging, women in social service management, social work and the law
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 118 College Drive, Box 5114
Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Jerome Kolbo
Director
Email: jerome.kolbo@usm.edu
Phone: 601-266-5913

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