Approved Online Programs
Program Effective Data Category Council Approved Chair Coordinator/Director Advisor(s) Notes
Applied Technology BS Fall 2012 Fully Online 11/7/11 minutes Dr. Cyndi Gaudet Dr. Deidra Minor Brittany Petersen; brittany.petersen@usm.edu gulfparkadvisingcenter@usm.edu
Archives and Special Collections Graduate Certificate Summer 2010 Fully Online 1/25/10 minutes Dr. Teresa Welsh Dr. Teresa Welsh Dr. Teresa Welsh
Business Administration (General Business) BSBA Fall 2014 Fully Online 3/17/14 minutes Dr. SherRhonda Gibbs Dr. Jacob Breland Linda Jordan
Business Administration (Sport Event Security Management) MBA Fall 2015 Fully Online 5/11/2015 Dr. Beth Lafleur

Heather Adams Sison

Heather Sison
Business Administration MBA Fall 2014 Fully Online 4/28/14 minutes Dr. Beth Lafleur Heather Adams Sison Heather Sison
Business Foundations Graduate Certificate Spring 2014 Fully Online 9/16/13 minutes Dr. Beth Lafleur Heather Adams Sison Heather Sison
Casino Management (Undergraduate Certificate) Fall 2012 Fully Online 12/5/11 minutes Dr. Jamye Foster

Dr. Wei Wang

Erin Sessions
Certificate in Management of Child Nutrition (Undergraduate) Spring 2010 Fully Online 11/02/09 minutes

Dr. Holly Huye

Dr. Holly Huye
Child and Family Studies (Child Development) BS Fall 2016 Fully Online 11/2/15 Dr. Pat Sims Dr. Lindsay Wright Dr. Lindsay Wright
Child and Family Studies (Family Relations) BS Fall 2016 Fully Online 11/2/15 Dr. Pat Sims Dr. Lindsay Wright Dr. Lindsay Wright Ryan Luethje: ryan.luethje@usm.edu or 601.266.6909
Child and Family Studies MS Summer 2006 Fully Online 1/23/06 minutes Dr. Pat Sims Dr. Lindsay Wright Dr. Lindsay Wright Dr. Lindsay Wright: lindsay.wright@usm.edu or 601.266.5673
Construction Management BS Fall 2001 Fully Online Fall 2001~Prior to Council Approval Requirement Dr. Erich Connell John Hannon Kimber Atwell Kimber Atwell: kimber.atwell@usm.edu or 601.266.4902
Criminal Justice MS May 20, 2019 Fully Online Effective spring 2020 Dr. Lisa Nored Dr. Lisa Nored Dr. Lisa Nored School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security
Dyslexia Therapy Education MEd Fall 2013 Hybrid 11/26/12 minutes Dr. Sandra Nichols

Sandra Nichols Sandra Nicholas: sandra.nichols@usm.edu
Economic Development MS Fall 2013 Hybrid 1/26/12 Index to Grad Council Decisions Dr. Kim Goodwin Dr. Chad Miller Dr. Chad Miller
Education (Educational Administration P-12) Ed.S. Summer 2015 Fully Online 4/20/2015 Dr. Lillian Hill

Dr. Noal Cochran

Dr. Noal Cochran
Education (Educational Administration P-12) EdD Summer 2015 Fully Online 4/20/15 Dr. Lilian HIll

Dr. Noal Cochran

Dr. Noal Cochran
Education (Educational Administration P-12) Ph.D. Summer 2015 Hybrid 4/20/2015 Dr. Lilian Hill

Dr. Noal Cochran

Dr. Noal Cochran
Educational Administration and Supervision MEd Spring 2007 Fully Online 12/10/07 minutes Dr. Sandra Nichols Dr. Noal Cochran Dr. Noal Cochran; Noal.Cochran@usm.edu
Educational Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Education) MEd Spring 2012 Fully Online 1/23/12 minutes Dr. Sandra Nichols

Stacy Reeves Stacy Reeves: stacy.reeves@usm.edu or 601.266.4549
Elementary Education BS (Teacher Assistant) Summer 2009 Fully Online 2/02/09 minutes Dr. Sandra Nichols

Jennifer Finley Dr. Noal Cochran: noal.cochran@usm.edu or 601.266.5917
Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Fall 2014 Hybrid 3/24/14 minutes

Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner Fal 2014 Hybrid 3/24/14 minutes Dr. Melanie Gilmore Dr. Melanie Gilmore Dr. Melanie Gilmore Inactive
Graduate Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner Fall 2014 Fully Online 3/24/14 minutes Bonnie Harbaugh Dr. Lachel Story Inactive
Higher Education EdD Fully Online Dr. Lilian HIll Dr. Sandra Nichols Dr. Sandra Nichols
Human Capital Development MS Fully Online Dr. Cyndi Gaudet Dr. Heather Annulis Dr. Heather Annulis
Human Capital Development MS Hybrid Dr. Cyndi Gaudet Dr. Heather Annulis Dr. Heather Annulis
Human Capital Development PhD Hybrid Dr. Cyndi Gaudet Dr. Heather Annulis Dr. Heather Annulis
Industrial Engineering Technology (Logistics) BS Fall 2011 Fully Online 12/06/10 minutes Dr. Cynthia Gaudet Dr. Mohsen Hosseini Brittany Peterson gulfparkadvisingcenter@usm.edu
Industrial Engineering Technology BS Fall 2011 Fully Online 12/06/10 minutes Dr. Cyndi Gaudet Dr. Mohsen Hosseini Brittany Peterson gulfparkadvisingcenter@usm.edu
Instructional Technology and Design PhD Fall 2009 Hybrid 1/28/08 minutes Dr. Cyndi Gaudet

Instructional Technology MS Spring 2009 Hybrid 10/20/08 minutes Dr. Cyndi Gaudet Dr. Shuyan Wang Dr. Shuyan Wang
Interdisciplinary Studies BIS Hybrid Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell

Evon Swan

Evon Swan will assign advisor
International Development PhD Fall 2011 Hybrid 04/18/11 minutes Dr. Joseph St. Marie

Annette Copeland

Annette Copeland
Kinesiology (Physical Education) MS Fall 2013 Fully Online 1/28/13 minutes Dr. Scott Piland Dr. Nancy Speed Dr. Nancy Speed
Liberal Studies BS Fall 2015 Fully Online 11/2/2014 agenda Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell

Evon Swan

Evon Swan
Library and Information Science (Licensure) MLIS Fall 2002 Fully Online Fall 2002~Prior to Council Approval Requirement Dr. Teresa Welsh Dr. Teresa Welsh Dr. Teresa Welsh School of Library and Information Science
Library and Information Science BA Fall 2012 Fully Online 2/6/12 minutes Dr. Teresa Welsh Edmand Pace Edmand Pace
Library and Information Science MLIS Fall 2002 Fully Online Fall 2002~Prior to Council Approval Requirement Dr. Teresa Welsh Dr. Teresa Welsh Dr. Teresa Welsh
Logistics Trade & Transportation MS Fall 2009 Hybrid 1/26/09 minutes Dr. Cyndi Gaudet Dr. Cyndi Gaudet Joyce Powell joyce.powell@usm.edu
Management BSBA Summer 2018 Fully Online Dr. SherRhonda Gibbs

Linda Jordan

Linda Jordan
Management of Child Nutrition (Graduate) Spring 2005 Fully Online 9/27/04 minutes

Dr. Holly Huye

Dr. Holly Huye
Master of Public Health MPH Fully Online Dr. Charkarra Anderson-Lewis Vickie Reed Vickie Reed
Medical Laboratory Science (MLT to MLS) BS 10/02/17 Fully Online https://info.usm.edu/sites/default/files/sarah-stogner/academiccouncilminutesoctober22017.pdf Dr. Mary Lux Dr. Mary Warden Dr. Mary Warden School of Biological, Environmental, & Earth Sciences
Medical Laboratory Science MS Fall 2010 Fully Online 1/25/10 minutes Mary Lux Dr. Cindy Handley Dr. Cindy Handley
Music Education MMEd Prior to Council Approval Requirement Fully Online Prior to Council Approval Requirement Dr. Richard Kravchak

Nursing (Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner) MSN Summer 2010 Hybrid 3/22/10 minutes

Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner) MSN Spring 2012 Hybrid 5/9/11 minutes, classes were approved that would make this degree over 50% online. Council approved classes pending the School of Nursing submitting the paperwork for the MSN, emphasis in Family Nurse Practioner, as online. 6/13/11 minutes , program approval was sent (noted in corresponding secretarty section). Dr. Lachel Story Dr. Carolyn Colman Carolyn Coleman
Nursing (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner) MSN Fall 2012 Hybrid 12/12/11 minutes Dr. Lachel Story Dr. Carolyn Colman Dr. Carolyn Coleman
Nursing (RN-BSN) BSN Fall 2007 Fully Online 6/06/06 minutes Dr. Lachel Story Dr. Elizabeth Holman Tiffany Kersten Tiffany.kersten@usm.edu Program Reactivated on 10.2.2017 at Academic Council Meeting
Nursing Leadership PhD November 20, 2017 Fully Online Effective fall 2018 Admits fall semesters only Application deadline is March 1st Dr. Lachel Story Dr. Lachel Story (Interim until Fall 2019; then Patsy Anderson) Patsy Anderson School of Leadership and Advanced Nursing Practice
Only admits fall semesters
Application deadline is March 1st
Nutrition and Food Systems (Dietetics Practice) MS Summer 2016 Fully Online 1/25/2016 Dr. Scott Piland Dr. Melissa Thompson Ms. Roxanne Kingston
Nutrition and Food Systems (Management of Child Nutrition Programs) MS Fall 2012 Fully Online 1/23/12 minutes Program suspended

Dr. Holly Huye

Dr. Holly Huye
Philosophy, BA 2/3/19 Fully Online Effective Fall 2019 Dr. Luis Iglesias Dr. Paula Smithka Dr. Amy Slagle; a.slagle@usm.edu School of Humanities
philosophy@usm.edu
601.266.4320

Political Science (International Development) MA Fall 2011 Fully Online 04/18/11 minutes

Inactive
Polymer Science & Engineering (Composites Engineering) MS Fall 2009 Fully Online 2/16/09 minutes

Inactive
Public Health (Allied Health) BS March 6, 2019 Fully Online Effective spring 2020 Amy Arrington Susan Dobson Susan Dobson School of Health Professions
Secondary Education & Teaching (Teach Mississippi Institute) Graduate Certificate Fully Online March 19, 2018 Effective Fall 2018 Dr. Sandra Nichols Dr. Jay Howell Dr. Bridgette Davis School of Education
Secondary Teacher Education (Alternate Route) MAT Fully Online March 19, 2018 Effective Fall 2018 Dr. Sandra Nichols Dr. Jay Howell Dr. Bridgette Davis School of Education
Sociology, BS 12/3/18 Fully Online Effective Fall 2019 Dr. Edward Sayre Dr. Dana Fennell Dr. Matthew Ward; mward@usm.edu School of Social Science and Global Studies
usmssgs@usm.edu
601.266.4964

Special Education BS Fall 2010 Hybrid 10/04/10 minutes Dr. Sandra Nichols

Sandra Nichols Sandra Nichols: sandra.nichols@umsm.edu
Special Education MEd Fall 2009 Fully Online 5/11/09 minutes Dr. Sandra Nichols Dr. Sandra Nichols Dr. Audra Classen Audra Classen: Audra.Classen@usm.edu or 601.266.4239
Sport Coaching Education MS Fall 2006 Fully Online 1/23/06 minutes Dr. Scott Piland Dr. Melissa Thompson Dr. Melissa Thompson
Sport Management (Sport Event Security Management) MS Summer 2015 Fully Online 4/23/15 Dr. Jayme Foster Dr. Brandon Allen Dr. Brandon Allen
Sport Management MS Fall 2006 Fully Online 1/23/06 minutes Dr. Jayme Foster Dr. Brandon Allen Dr. Brandon Allen
Sport Security Management Graduate Certificate Fall 2012 Fully Online 11/14/11 minutes Dr. Jamye Foster Dr. Brandon Allen Dr. Brandon Allen
Teaching of Languages (French) MATL Summer 2005 Hybrid Summer 2005~Prior to Council Approval Requirement Dr. Laurel Abreu Dr. Laurel Abreu Dr. Laurel Abreu
Teaching of Languages (Spanish) MATL Summer 2005 Hybrid Summer 2005~Prior to Council Approval Requirement Dr. Laurel Abreu Dr. Laurel Abreu Dr. Laurel Abreu
Teaching of Languages (TESOL) Summer 2005 Hybrid Summer 2005~Prior to Council Approval Requirement Dr. Laurel Abreu Dr. Laurel Abreu Dr. Laurel Abreu
TESOL Graduate Certificate Spring 2010 Fully Online 11/16/09 minutes Dr. Laurel Abreu Dr. Chris Miles Dr. Chris Miles
Tourism (Casino Resort Management) BSBA Fall 2012 Hybrid 12/5/11 minutes Dr. Stacey Hall

Dennis Phillips

Inactive
Youth Services and Literature Graduate Certificate Spring 2013 Fully Online 10/29/12 minutes Dr. Teresa Welsh Dr. Teresa Welsh Dr. Teresa Welsh