May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin

Center for International Education


Center for International Education

Dr. Daniel Norton, Associate Vice President
118 College Drive #5069
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
U.S.A.
www.usm.edu/international-education
Phone: (601) 266.4344
Fax: (601) 266.5699

The Center for International Education (CIE) at the University of Southern Mississippi coordinates programs and services that extend the university to our local and global communities. The Center’s purpose is to promote internationalization of the university and to prepare our students, faculty and staff for leadership and success in today’s interconnected world. Through its three administrative areas described below, the center provides intensive English language instruction; administers the university’s extensive study-abroad and international exchange programs; and coordinates international admissions and services for international students, scholars, and faculty.

Study Abroad

Amy Linden, Director
118 College Drive #5069
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
U.S.A.
Phone: 601.266.4344
Fax: 601.266.5699
www.usm.edu/study-abroad

The Office of Study Abroad administers a variety of programs providing students with opportunities to study abroad for academic credit. Short-term programs that offer graduate credit include the following:

Austria: Music in Vienna and Rome
Belize: Tropical Ecology in Belize
England: The British Studies Program
France: French in France
Ireland: Crime and Politics
Italy: Business and Culture
Italy: Church and State
Italy: Human Rights and Social Justice
Spain: Summer Teacher Institute

International Recruitment and Admissions

Petra Marlin, Director
118 College Drive #5135
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
U.S.A.
(601) 266.5672
fax (601) 266.4898
http://www.usm.edu/international-admissions
intladmissions@usm.edu

International Recruitment and Admissions informs and advises prospective international students and families regarding USM’s admissions standards and academic opportunities. The office conducts recruitment travel and disseminates Southern Miss information to foreign schools, U.S. embassies and consulates, and nonprofit international organizations such as the Institute for International Education. International Recruitment and Admissions processes all international applications, evaluates foreign academic credentials, and issues the appropriate immigration documents for Undergraduate, Graduate and Non-Degree visiting nonimmigrant foreign students.

International Student and Scholar Services

Dr. Leah McSorley, Director
118 College Drive #5151
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
U.S.A.
(601) 266.4841
fax (601) 266.4898
http://www.usm.edu/isss
intl@usm.edu

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) coordinates all facets of international student and scholar services. ISSS provides counseling on immigration regulations, personal matters, and cultural adjustment, as well as some academic counseling in conjunction with various departments. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services also serves as a coordinator for intercultural programming for the campus and community.

ISSS also provides information to, and immigration documents for, research scholars invited by various Southern Miss departments to participate in limited research opportunities.