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. Heather Annulis Dr. Deidra Minor Brittany Tellefsen gulfparkadvisingcenter@usm.edu
Archives and Special Collections Graduate Certificate Summer 2010 Fully Online 1/25/10 minutes Dr. Stacy Creel Dr. Jeff Hirschy Dr. Jeff Hirschy
Business Administration (General Business) BSBA Fall 2014 Fully Online 3/17/14 minutes Dr. SherRhonda Gibbs Dr. Jacob Breland Courtney Robinson
Business Administration (Sport Event Security Management) MBA Fall 2015 Fully Online 5/11/2015 Dr. Beth Lafleur

Ms. Whitney Branch
Business Administration MBA Fall 2014 Fully Online 4/28/14 minutes

Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte

Dr. Steven Stelk

Ms. Whitney Branch
Business Foundations Graduate Certificate Spring 2014 Fully Online 9/16/13 minutes Dr. Beth Lafleur

Ms. Whitney Branch
Casino Management (Undergraduate Certificate) Fall 2012 Fully Online 12/5/11 minutes Dr. Jamye Foster Dr. Wei Wang Courtney Robinson
Certificate in Management of Child Nutrition (Undergraduate) Spring 2010 Fully Online 11/02/09 minutes

Dr. Holly Huye

Dr. Holly Huye
Child and Family Sciences (Child Development) BS Fall 2016 Fully Online 11/2/15 Dr. Pat Sims Dr. Lindsay Wright Ryan Luethje
Child and Family Sciences (Family Relations) BS Fall 2016 Fully Online 11/2/15 Dr. Pat Sims Dr. Lindsay Wright Ryan Luethje Ryan Luethje: ryan.luethje@usm.edu or 601.266.6909
Child and Family Sciences MS Summer 2006 Fully Online 1/23/06 minutes Dr. Pat Sims Dr. Mariann Taylor Dr. Mariann Taylor Dr. Lindsay Wright: lindsay.wright@usm.edu or 601.266.5673
Coaching and Sport Performance MS Fall 2006 Fully Online 1/23/06 minutes Dr. Scott Piland Dr. Melissa Thompson Dr. Morgan Eckenrod Name changed from Sport Coaching Education, MS to Coaching and Sport Performance, MS for fall 2021.
Computer Science (Applied Computer Science) BAS 2.7.22 Fully Online Once council approves, an IHL notification is required. Effective fall '22 Dr. Sarah Lee

Soundra Newson
Construction Management BS Fall 2001 Fully Online Fall 2001~Prior to Council Approval Requirement John Hannon John Hannon Kimber.Georger 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. Charles Scheer 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. Kyna Shelley Dr. Noal Cochran Carl Hill
Education (Educational Administration P-12) EdD Summer 2015 Fully Online 4/20/15 Dr. Kyna Shelley Dr. Noal Cochran Carl Hill
Education (Educational Administration P-12) Ph.D. Summer 2015 Hybrid 4/20/2015 Dr. Kyna Shelley Dr. Noal Cochran Carl Hill
Educational Administration and Supervision MEd Spring 2007 Fully Online 12/10/07 minutes Dr. Kyna Shelley Dr. Noal Cochran Carl Hill
Educational Curriculum and Instruction (Elementary Education) MEd Spring 2012 Fully Online 1/23/12 minutes Dr. Kyna Shelley Dr. Stacy Reeves Dr. Alisa Lowrey Stacy Reeves: stacy.reeves@usm.edu or 601.266.4549
Elementary Education BS (Teacher Assistant) Summer 2009 Fully Online 2/02/09 minutes Dr. Kyna Shelley Dr. Audra Classen Alyssa Staubach
Graduate Certificate in Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Fall 2014 Hybrid 3/24/14 minutes

Graduate Certificate in Economic Development 10.18.21 Fully Online 11.3.21~This graduate certificate was approved for fully online delivery; however, it is only available for University of North Texas students. We will not add on our online page for now. If this certificate opens for other students, we will add. 7.5~ Cert is showing on advisor page. Since this isn't open to USM students, we don't want it to appear and have inquires so I made it inactive for now. It it opens for other students, I'll make it active~ LNB. Dr. Kimberly Goodwin Dr. Chad Miller Whitney Branch
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 Hybrid 3/24/14 minutes Bonnie Harbaugh Dr. Lachel Story Inactive
Higher Education (Student Affairs Administration) MEd 2020 Fully Online April 2020 Dr. Kyna Shelley Dr. Holly Foster Dr. Holly Foster
Higher Education Administration EdD Fully Online Dr. Kyna Shelley Dr. Holly Foster Carl Hill
Human Capital Development (Instructional Technology & Design) MS Spring 2009 Hybrid 10/20/08 minutes Dr. Heather Annulis Dr. Heather Annulis Joyce Powell
Human Capital Development MS Fully Online Dr. Heather Annulis Dr. Heather Annulis Joyce Powell
Human Capital Development MS Hybrid Dr. Heather Annulis Dr. Heather Annulis Joyce Powell
Human Capital Development PhD Hybrid Dr. Heather Annulis Dr. Heather Annulis Dr. Quincy Brown
Human Resources Management, BSBA 11.1.21 Fully Online Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte Russ Willis Dr. Chuck Walter
Industrial Engineering Technology (Logistics) BS Fall 2011 Fully Online 12/06/10 minutes Dr. Heather Annulis Dr. Heather Annulis Brittany Tellefsen gulfparkadvisingcenter@usm.edu
Industrial Engineering Technology BS Fall 2011 Fully Online 12/06/10 minutes Dr. Heather Annulis Dr. Heather Annulis Brittany Tellefsen gulfparkadvisingcenter@usm.edu
Instructional Technology and Design PhD Fall 2009 Hybrid 1/28/08 minutes Dr. Cyndi Gaudet

Instructional Technology Graduate Certificate September 2015 Fully Online Dr. Heather Annulis, Interim Director~ School of Leadership Dr. Quincy Brown Dr. Quincy Brown
Interdisciplinary Studies BIS 2.7.22 Fully Online Originally approved for hybrid offering. Approval also removed the hybrid offering. Dr. Ann Marie Kinnell

Evon Swan

Evon Swan
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.Melissa Thompson Dr. Melissa Thompson At the Oct 19 Grad Council meeting the proposal was submitted and approved to delete this degree. Applications will not be accepted after the fall 2020 semester.
Liberal Studies BLIS 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. Stacy Creel Dr. Stacy Creel Dr. Stacy Creel School of Library and Information Science
Library and Information Science BS Fall 2012 Fully Online 2/6/12 minutes Dr. Stacy Creel Edmand Pace Edmand Pace
Library and Information Science MLIS Fall 2002 Fully Online Fall 2002~Prior to Council Approval Requirement Dr. Stacy Creel Dr. Stacy Creel Dr. Stacy Creel
Logistics Trade & Transportation MS Fall 2009 Fully Online 1/26/09 minutes Dr. Heather Annulis Dr. Heather Annulis Joyce Powell
Management BSBA Summer 2018 Fully Online Dr. SherRhonda Gibbs

Chuck Walter

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

Dr. Holly Huye

Dr. Holly Huye
Marketing, BSBA 11.1.21 Fully Online

Jayme Foster

Dr. Melinda McLelland Dr. Courtney Robinson
Master of Public Health MPH Fully Online Dr. Charkarra Anderson-Lewis Vickie Reed Vickie Reed
Mathematics, MS 2.21.22 Fully Online Dr. Bernd Schroeder

Dr. James Lambers
Medical Laboratory Science (MLT to MLS) BS 10/02/17 Fully Online https://info.usm.edu/sites/default/files/sarah-stogner/academiccouncilminutesoctober22017.pdf Dr. Jake Schaefer Dr. Mary Warden Dr. Mary Warden School of Biological, Environmental, & Earth Sciences
Medical Laboratory Science MS Fall 2010 Fully Online 1/25/10 minutes Dr. Jake Schaefer Dr. Cindy Handley Dr. Cindy Handley
Music Education MMEd Prior to Council Approval Requirement Fully Online Prior to Council Approval Requirement Dr. Richard Kravchak Dr. Kimberley Davis Melody Causby
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. LaWanda Baskin Dr. Carolyn Coleman Dr. Carolyn Coleman
Nursing (Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner) MSN Fall 2012 Hybrid 12/12/11 minutes Dr. LaWanda Baskin Dr. Carolyn Colman Dr. Carolyn Coleman
Nursing (RN-BSN) BSN Fall 2007 Fully Online 6/06/06 minutes Dr. Elizabeth Tinnon Dr. Elizabeth Holman Tiffany Kersten Program Reactivated on 10.2.2017 at Academic Council Meeting
Nursing Education Certificate Fully Online

Dr. Marti Jordan Dr. Marti Jordan
Nursing Leadership Certificate 2020 Fully Online Dr. LaWanda Baskin Dr. Marti Jordan Dr. Marti Jordan
Nursing Leadership PhD November 20, 2017 Fully Online Effective fall 2018 Admits fall semesters only Application deadline is March 1st Dr. LaWanda Baskin Patsy Anderson Dr. Marti Jordan 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 Dr. Stephanie McCoy
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. Matthew Casey Dr. Matthew Casey Dr. Amly Slagle School of Humanities
philosophy@usm.edu
601.266.4320

Physics, MS 2.21.22 Fully Online Dr. Bernd Schroeder

Mike Vera
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 Dr. Charkarra Anderson-Lewis Susan Dobson Tiffany Kersten School of Health Professions
Public Relations MS Fully Online Dr. Edgar Simpson

Dr. Jae-Hwa Shin
Secondary Education & Teaching (Teach Mississippi Institute) Graduate Certificate 2018 Fully Online March 19, 2018 Effective Fall 2018 Dr. Noal Cochran Dr. Jay Howell Dr. Jay Howell School of Education
Secondary Teacher Education (Alternate Route) MAT Fully Online March 19, 2018 Effective Fall 2018 Dr. Noal Cochran Dr. Jay Howell Dr. Jay Howell School of Education
Sociology, BS 12/3/18 Fully Online Effective Fall 2019 Dr. Edward Sayre Dr. Michelle McLeese Dr. Dana Fennell School of Social Science and Global Studies
usmssgs@usm.edu
601.266.4964

Special Education BS Fall 2010 Hybrid 10/04/10 minutes Dr. Noal Cochran

Sandra Nichols Sandra Nichols: sandra.nichols@umsm.edu
Special Education MEd Fall 2009 Fully Online 5/11/09 minutes Dr. Kyna Shelley Dr. Alisa Lowrey Dr. Hollie Filce Audra Classen: Audra.Classen@usm.edu or 601.266.4239
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 Fully Online Summer 2005~Prior to Council Approval Requirement Dr. Ward Sayre Dr. Katie Angus Dr. Katie Angus
Teaching of Languages (Spanish) MATL Summer 2005 Fully Online Summer 2005~Prior to Council Approval Requirement Dr. Ward Sayre Dr. Katie Angus Dr. Katie Angus
Teaching of Languages (TESOL) Summer 2005 Fully Online Summer 2005~Prior to Council Approval Requirement Dr. Ward Sayre Dr. Katie Angus Dr. Katie Angus
TESOL Graduate Certificate Spring 2010 Fully Online 11/16/09 minutes Dr. Ward Sayre Dr. Katie Angus Dr. Katie Angus
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. Stacy Creel Dr. Stacy Creel Dr. Stacy Creel