MS in Economic Development

The University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA
MS in Economic Development
Duration1.5 to 2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • The mission of The University of Southern Mississippi Master of Science in Economic Development is to be the leading graduate program in the nation for educating US-based local/regional economic development practitioners who can wisely manage public-private investment collaborations to facilitate sustainable growth in the economy
  • Students should be prepared on the first day of work to add value to an economic development organization
  • Faculty have extensive “real world” experience and work closely with the economic development profession. They are engaged in the community-solving problems and improving the quality-of-life of communities
  • They challenge students to work with actual communities as part of the educational experience
  • The program, known as the best in the nation is unique due to its outreach focus using data analytics
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees789967 INR
Hostel & Meals462877 INR
Insurance167939 INR
Transportation58592 INR
Student Activities Fee2930 INR
Capital Impvt Fee5127 INR
Personal Expenses219720 INR
Misc Fees32958 INR
Books/Supplies95212 INR
Special Fee124508 INR
Total1169863 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
BachelorsNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • Applicants must:
    • hold a baccalaureate degree in Geology from an institution approved by a recognized accrediting agency
    • Present evidence, by an official transcript, of a grade point average equivalent to at least 3.0 (calculated on a 4.0 scale) over the last two years of the student's undergraduate studies
  • Prerequisite: Students may be required to take some prerequisite courses in geography or business
  • Conditional admission: In exceptional cases, students may be admitted conditionally. Such students must earn a 3.0 on the first nine (9) semester hours of coursework numbered 500 or above or on all coursework taken while completing this nine (9) hour requirement in order to qualify for regular admission
ExamsTOEFL: 71


GRE: Accepted

GMAT: Accepted

Additional info
  • English language test Wavier:
    • A student has an SAT verbal score of 500
    • A student has completed a secondary international school (such as the International Baccalaureate, e.g., or an American high school abroad) in which English is the language of instruction, with a minimum grade equivalent to a C in all of their English courses and with attendance in the final three years offered
  • GMAT/GRE waiver:
    • The GMAT/GRE requirement can be waived for either applicant with a master’s degree or higher from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education or applicants with 5 years or more of progressively responsible work experience managing people and processes
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