Future Graduate Students
Welcome to the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi! The University is an R-1 (very high research) institution of higher learning, a place where graduate education is greatly valued and supported. Learn more here about our excellent doctoral and master’s degree program, and consider being part of one of them!
From chemistry to second language studies to music to psychology, the College of Liberal Arts is proud to house graduate programs that span the fine & performing arts, humanities, natural sciences & mathematics, social sciences. Students in our graduate programs are taught by and work with the country’s leading experts in many disciplines. Our graduate programs prepare students for careers in research, teaching, the arts, higher education, business and government, providing them with the knowledge and skills that are needed to be successful in their future careers.
The College of Liberal Arts is home to no fewer than 36 programs in graduate studies. These include 12 doctoral degree programs and 24 master’s degree programs, as listed below. Currently, 370 students are pursuing doctoral degrees, and 200 are studying in our master’s degree programs. During the past decade, the College has seen significant increases in a number of areas, including total enrollment in its Ph.D. programs (nearly 40%), women in doctoral programs (36%) and number of minority students (81%).
We look forward to having you join our community!
- List of Graduate Programs
- Graduate School Resources
- Starting the Application Process
Admission to the University of Mississippi Graduate School begins with an application through the Graduate School online application portal. After submitted, the application is entered into review to the department of their choosing. Each program has its own requirements, but generally there’s a standardized test score, official transcripts with your GPA, letters of reference, and a personal statement. Some programs require a portfolio of professional work. It can take some time to get those reference letters and test scores, so we do encourage students to start early.
- Graduate Student News
- Graduate Student Achievement Award
Learn more about the College of Liberal Arts graduate programs.
|Department||Graduate Programs of Study||Master’s||Doctoral||Emphasis or Concentration||Certificate||Grad Minor||Graduate Coordinator|
|Art & Art History||Art||MFA||Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture||Mr. Durant Thompson|
|Biology||Biological Science||MS||PhD||Dr. Colin Jackson|
|Center for the Study of Southern Culture||Documentary Expression||MFA||Dr. Catarina Passidomo|
|Center for the Study of Southern Culture||Southern Studies||MA||Dr. Catarina Passidomo|
|Chemistry & Biochemistry||Chemistry||MS||DA, PhD||Dr. Ryan Fortenberry|
|College of Liberal Arts||Medieval Studies||◼||Dr. Mary Hayes|
|Economics||Economics||MA||PhD||Dr. Natalie Kolesnikova|
|English||Creative Writing||MFA||Dr. Matthew Bondurant|
|English||English||MA||PhD||Dr. Ian Whittington|
|English||English||PhD||Creative Writing||Dr. Ian Whittington|
|Graduate School||Applied Statistics||◼||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|History||History||MA||PhD||Dr. Marc Lerner|
|Mathematics||Mathematics||MA, MS||PhD||Dr. Bing Wei|
|Modern Languages||Modern Languages||MA||Applied Linguistics and TESOL, Languages (French, German, Spanish), Linguistics||TESOL and Linguistics programs coordinator: Dr. Maria Fionda; French, German, Spanish: Dr. Diane Marting|
|Modern Languages||Second Language Studies||PhD||Applied Linguistics, Spanish||Dr. Felice Coles|
|Modern Languages||TESOL||◼||Dr. Maria Fionda|
|Music||Music||MM||Choral Conducting, Collaborative Piano, Ethnomusicology, Music Education, Music Performace (Instrumental, Piano, Vocal), Music Theory, Musicology||Dr. Rhonda Hackworth|
|Music||Music||PhD||Music Education||Dr. Rhonda Hackworth|
|Philosophy & Religion||Philosophy||MA||Dr. Donovon Wishon|
|Physics & Astronomy||Physics||MA, MS||PhD||Dr. Cecille Labuda|
|Political Science||Political Science||MA||PhD||Dr. Gregory Love|
|Psychology||Psychology||MA||PhD||Clinical Psychology, Experimental Psychology||Experimental: Dr. Stephanie Miller; Clinical: Dr. Todd Smitherman|
|Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies||Interdisciplinary Studies||MA, MS||Gender Studies||◼||Dr. Jaime Harker|
|Sociology & Anthropology||Anthropology||MA||Dr. Caroline Freiwald|
|Sociology & Anthropology||Sociology||MA||Dr. Kirk Johnson|
Graduate School Resources