A minimum TOEFL score of 71 (IBT), 525 (PBT), minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or minimum PTE score of 50 is required for undergraduate admission. Official scores are accepted directly from the testing agency.
Strong freshman applicants will present a 2.5 minimum GPA in core academic subjects. Core requirements for academic units/hours vary for freshmen and transfers.
Freshman applicants will be evaluated according to the educational system of the country in which they completed their studies. Transfer applicants may be required to submit a foreign credential evaluation of university transcripts in addition to official university transcripts.
Admissions *deadlines for both undergraduate and graduate applicants are:
*Some departments have different deadlines for graduate applications. Graduate applicants should contact their major department for more information.
The deadline for ELI is two months prior to the term start date.
Tuition and fees at The University Southern Mississippi are among the lowest in the United States.
The proposed minimum cost for a nine-month academic year – including tuition, fees, housing, meals, health insurance and other expenses – is $21,808 for 2017-18.
Freshman and transfer applicants may be considered for scholarships. Graduate students may indicate their preference to be considered for assistantships in the application for admission.
Tuition for each eight-week term in the English Language Institute is $2,500, and the estimated cost of housing, meals, health insurance and other expenses per term is approximately $2,815. The total cost per nine-month academic year for ELI students is $21,258.
This does not include travel to and from Hattiesburg, the fees associated with your F-1 visa application, vacation or semester break housing or personal/incidental expenses during each ELI term.
per year for ELI students
Many of our majors offer more than one degree, which allows you to specialize.
In total, there are more than 140 degree programs, spanning the liberal arts, business, education, psychology, health, nursing, science and technology. A number of our programs are nationally recognized.
The University of Southern Mississippi has exceptional master's programs in computer science, public health, business, polymer science and physics, along with competitive doctoral programs.
These programs are among more than 60 at the master’s level, offering over 170 separate degree plans; and more than 20 programs at the doctoral level, offering over 80 degree plans.
Students improve their English during our eight-week terms, available five times a year. Students are in class 25 hours a week.
The English Language Institute at The University of Southern Mississippi is one of the oldest university intensive English programs in the United States and is a member of UCIEP, a national consortium of English-intensive programs.
Faculty to student ratio at Southern Miss
Countries from which students are enrolled at Southern Miss
Approximate miles from Hattiesburg to New Orleans; Mobile, Alabama; and Jackson, the Mississippi state capital
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Undergraduate students, be aware of the $40 application fee and required documents. Requirements vary for freshmen, transfers and prospective Honors College students.
Graduate students, be aware of the $60 application fee and required documents.