Graduate Studies

Jason Douglas
William Carey University
Office of Graduate Admissions
Phone # 601-318-6774
Fax# 601-318-6765


Master of Arts in English
Master of Arts in History
Master of Business Administration
Master of Education Programs
Specialist in Education
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
Master of Science in Nursing
Master of Music in Music Education
Master of Biomedical Science Degree Program

General Admission Requirements

Each applicant to graduate programs at William Carey College must:

  • hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • provide official transcript(s) of all college work completed to date.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam is required of all applicants, international or U.S. citizen, whose native language is not English. A minimum score of 550 or 213 (computer based) is required for admission.

In addition to these requirements, the applicant must meet any additional requirements as put forth by the respective graduate degree programs. Those requirements are listed in the following sections for the Master of Education, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Science in psychology, and the Master of Science in Nursing degrees.

Applications for admission to graduate programs must be submitted by the Monday of general registration week. Consideration will be given to applications that are late due to extenuating circumstances.

Incomplete Admission Status

A student who appears to be eligible for admission but is unable to supply certain required records prior to registration may be allowed to register on an incomplete basis for one trimester. Students who do not provide all official documents required for admission by the end of the term will not be allowed to continue in the program. Alternate route students must provide documentation prior to completion of nine credit hours. Permission for incomplete registration does not indicate official acceptance into William Carey University. No financial aid will be processed or paid on students who have not been officially accepted.


A student who has not enrolled in a course within the past 12-month period must apply for readmission. Readmission forms may be obtained from the office of the dean of graduate admissions.

Graduate Studies News

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
William Carey University will award degrees to more than 400 students during three commencement ceremonies August 11 and 12. All ceremonies will be held at Temple Baptist Church, located at 5220 Old Highway 11 in Hattiesburg. The graduation services have been moved off-campus this year due to continuing repairs from the January tornado.
Combined with spring commencement, Carey will graduate more than 1,000 students for the seventh consecutive year. 
The schedule and guest speakers are as follows: