Graduate Programs

A USI graduate degree can help you stand out in your profession.

The University of Southern Indiana (USI) offers 13 master's degree programs and two doctoral programs. Learn more about our graduate programs, deadlines and application requirements by clicking the headings below.

USI has a two-step application process for applicants to complete who wish to pursue a graduate degree. The application steps are listed toward the bottom of this page.

Master's Programs

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Master of Arts in Communication

Interim Program Director: Dr. Erin Gilles
(812) 465-1608 | Email
MA-C Website 

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Master of Arts in English

Program Director: Dr. Chuck Conaway
812-461-5435 | Email
MAE Website

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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Program Director: Dr. Tamara Hunt
812-465-1202 | Email
MALS Website

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Master of Arts in Second Language Acquisition, Policy, & Culture

Program Director: Dr. Jessica Garces Jensen
812-465-1292 | Email
MASPC Website

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Master of Business Administration

Program Director: Dr. Jack Smothers
812-464-1926 | Email
MBA (traditional) Website
MBA (online) Website

Tracks:

  • General MBA
  • Accounting
  • Data Analytics
  • Engineering Management
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management

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Master of Health Administration

Program Director: Dr. Kevin Valadares
(812) 461-5334 | Email
MHA Website

Tracks:

  • Health Administration
  • Health Administration, Health Informatics Specialty
  • Health Administration, 4+1

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Master of Public Administration

Program Director: Dr. Trent Engbers
812-465-1130 | Email
MPA Website

Tracks:

  • Public Sector Administration
  • Nonprofit Administration

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Master of Science in Education

Program Director: Dr. Tori Colson
812-465-7044 | Email
MSE Website

Tracks: 

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Secondary Mathematics Teaching
  • Educational Leadership and Administration

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Master of Science in Industrial Management

Program Director: Dr. Tom McDonald
812-464-1877 | Email
MSIM Website

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Master of Science in Nursing

Program Director: Dr. Mellisa Hall
812-461-5218 | Email
MSN Website

Tracks:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Management and Leadership

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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Program Director: Dr. Mary K. Arvin
812-465-1103 | Email
MSOT Website

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Master of Science in Sport Management

Program Director: Dr. Renee Frimming
(812) 465-1065 | Email
MSSM Website

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Master of Social Work

Program Director: Dr. James Dickerson
812-461-5243 | Email
MSW Website

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Doctoral Programs

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Program Director: Dr. Tori Colson
812-465-7044 | Email
EdD Website

Tracks:

  • Administrative Leadership
  • Pedagogical Leadership

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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Program Director: Dr. Mellisa Hall
812-461-5218 | Email
DNP Website

Tracks:

  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Organizational and Systems Leadership

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Graduate Certificates

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Post-Master's Certificates

Nursing Program Director: Dr. Mellisa Hall
812-461-5218 | Email
Website

Tracks:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Management and Leadership

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Education Program Director: Dr. Tori Colson
812-465-7044 | Email
Website

Tracks:

  • Educational Leadership and Administration

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Online Advanced Studies in Addiction Sciences: Dr. James Dickerson
812-461-5243 | Email
Website

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English Program Director: Dr. Chuck Conaway
812-461-5435 | Email
Website

Tracks:

  • Dual Credit English Teaching

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Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Instructional Communication

Interim Program Director: Dr. Erin Gilles
812-465-1608 | Email

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Graduate Certificate in Instructional Communication

Interim Program Director: Dr. Erin Gilles
812-465-1608 | Email

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Graduate Certificate in Teacher License Addition in Exceptional Needs: Mild Intervention

Program Director: Dr. Tori Colson
812-465-7044 | Email
Website

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