Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs at University of Southern Mississippi

Marriage and Family Therapy - Master's - GRE optional

Admission requirements for Marriage and Family Therapy - Master's are as follows

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • Three reference letters, with two from former professors
  • Written essay stating personal and professional goals
  • Resume
  • Personal interview with the program director and clinical faculty
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended for bachelor's degree and post-bachelors coursework
  • Standardized test scores - GRE, GMAT, or alternative exams
  • Proof of English proficiency for international applicants (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE exam, or transcript from an accredited American institution)
  • Letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with academic performance
  • Statement of Purpose or Interests outlining the applicant's interests and reasons for applying to the program
  • Additional program-specific requirements (e.g., cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, interview, audition) may be necessary and should be confirmed with the respective school of the major.

Master of Public Health - GRE required

Admission requirements for Master of Public Health are as follows:

  • GRE Scores: Applicants are required to submit their Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
  • Minimum 2.75 Undergraduate GPA: Applicants should have a minimum undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher.
  • Three Recommendation Letters: Applicants must provide three letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to their academic and professional qualifications.
  • Statement of Purpose: Applicants are required to submit a Statement of Purpose that outlines their reasons for pursuing the MPH program and their career goals in public health.

Note - GRE score is required.

Online Master of Science in Teaching and Sport Performance - No GRE

-Official transcripts: All graduate applicants must supply official transcripts from all institutions from which a bachelor’s degree or higher degree was obtained AND official transcripts for all work completed after obtaining the bachelor’s degree, including undergraduate and graduate coursework. Junior/community college transcripts are NOT required.

-Statement of purpose


-Three Letters of Recommendation

-No GRE required

Masters in Sports Management: GRE required.

Admission Requirements for Masters in Sports Management:

  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores are required.

Online Masters in Library and Information Science - No GRE

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Statement of Purpose: In a 1-2 page essay, describe your background and interests in library and information science, the types of libraries, archives, or repositories of interest, and what your potential contributions to the career field are.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation on institutional letterhead stationary from professionals and/or professors attesting to the applicant’s readiness for graduate work.
  • Resume
  • No GRE scores are required.

Ph.D. in School Psychology: GRE required

Admission requirements for Ph.D. in School Psychology:

  • GRE Scores are required
  • Statement of Purpose - Refer to the instructions found in the online application. 
  • CV/Résumé
  • Licenses or certifications if applicable
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcripts