Nov 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin

College of Arts and Sciences


Chris Winstead, Ph.D., Dean
118 College Drive #5004
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
(601) 266-4315

Deficiencies

The College of Arts and Sciences retains the right to determine deficiencies in the preparation of any graduate student, regardless of the number of course credits accumulated. The College will recommend appropriate means of removing such deficiencies.

Examinations and Performance Evaluations

Some degree programs require entrance qualifying examinations, auditions, or performance evaluations. Admission to most graduate programs requires submission of official test scores from the Graduate Record Examination and the TOEFL score for international applicants. Some schools accept the MAT for master's degree programs. The school section following in this Bulletin list general requirements for each degree program. Prospective students should confer with the school director for full details. Approval of the graduate faculty in the appropriate school must be granted before a student will be accepted into a graduate degree program in any area of Arts and Sciences.

Final comprehensive examinations at or near the completion of course work are required for all graduate degrees. The type, scope, and dates of the examinations vary, since they are matters of individual school policy. Each student pursuing a graduate degree should confer with his or her major professor and school director for full particulars.

Degree Programs

The school section following in this Bulletin list specific requirements for each degree program. Some provide substantial latitude and flexibility. In many programs – with approval of the major professor and school director – the student may choose a graduate minor in a cognate field. Students are responsible for following all general and schooll regulations and are encouraged to consult frequently with their school.

Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

The Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs is home to the Coastal Sciences program, the Center for Fisheries Research and Development, the Marine Education Center and the Thad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center. More than 200 faculty, researchers, technicians, graduate students, and support personnel work at this teaching and research site. Research emphases include aquaculture, biodiversity, fisheries, pathology, and toxicology. The GCRL Summer Field Program has offered courses in the marine sciences every summer since 1947.

Stennis Space Center

The Stennis Space Center (SSC) is home to more oceanographers than any other location in the world. Students, staff, and faculty have the opportunity to interact with more than 1,000 scientists, engineers, and technical personnel working at this site located near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Collaborations are possible with personnel at the Naval Research Laboratory, the Naval Oceanographic Office, the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Data Buoy Center and National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Gulf of Mexico Program, the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration laboratories, and other agencies. SSC is home to the Marine Science program, Center for Trace Analysis (CETA), Central Gulf Ocean Observing System (CENGOOS), and Hydrographic Science Research Center.

Institute for Formulation Science

Robert Y. Lochhead, Ph.D., Director
118 College Drive #10076
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
(601) 266-4868

The Institute for Formulation Science supports and coordinates research in formulation science. The institute is an integral part of the College of Arts and Sciences and functions in concert with the School of Polymer Science and Engineering.

Institute for Justice Systems, Management, Research, and Training

Lisa S. Nored, J.D, Ph.D., Director
118 College Drive #5127
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
(601) 266-4509

The Institute provides consultation services for a wide variety of county jails, legal organizations, and law enforcement agencies.

Mississippi Polymer Institute

Monica Tisack-Kathman, Director
118 College Drive #10003
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
(601) 266-4607

The Mississippi Polymer Institute was authorized by the Mississippi Legislature in 1983. The purpose of the institute is to conduct research designed to support the rapidly growing polymer industry in Mississippi by building the infrastructure and providing technical assistance. The institute is an integral part of the College of Arts and Sciences and functions in concert with the School of Polymer Science and Engineering.

Jack and Patti Phillips Workplace Learning and Performance Institute

Cyndi H. Gaudet, Ph.D., Director
730 E. Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, MS 39560
(228) 214-3517

Jack and Patti Phillips Workplace Learning and Performance Institute (WLPI) is the only state organization, public or private sector, with the broad-based conceptual workplace learning and performance experience and expertise needed to help build a sustainable human capital development infrastructure for Mississippi. The WPLI is a research and outreach service of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development and assists organizations with strategic planning and evaluation of projects and initiatives. For more information, visit www.usm.edu/gc/hcd.