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Graduate School

The University of South Alabama offers more than 40 graduate and professional degree programs. These opportunities exist in all ten colleges and schools of the University, providing a wide range of choices for students. The level and quality of graduate research opportunities has contributed to the University being designated as a “high research” institution by the Carnegie Foundation.

Graduate studies at the University of South Alabama offer you an opportunity to focus on subjects that interest you most, and develop those interests into career-enhancing skills. Higher level positions which involve demonstrated intellectual skills and decision making empowerment are often only available to people with graduate degrees. Let USA provide you with the environment and tools you need for creative achievement, independent investigation, and intellectual challenge as you pursue your graduate degree.

Please note: Applicants interested in the College of Allied Health Professions, the College of Nursing,  or the College of Medicine please visit their departmental pages for admissions procedures, as they may not use the Common Application or have additional requirements . 

South receives approximately $37 million annually in federal funds for Research.

Quick Facts

  • Alabama’s 1st City
  • Mobile County Population of 400,000 +
  • Rich History & Prime Location
  • Southern Culture & Hospitality
  • Cost of living 5% lower than U.S. Average (
  • Professional Symphony
  • Temperate Climate
  • Original home of Mardi Gras
  • White, Sandy Beaches
  • Delicious Gulf Coast Cuisine
  • Port of Mobile ranks nationally as one of the top ten U.S. ports


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