1911
710 William Carey Parkway, Hattiesburg, MS 39401-5499

School Details

The institution that is now William Carey University had its earliest origins in Poplarville, Mississippi, when the noted educator W. I. Thames opened Pearl River Boarding School in 1892. After being destroyed by a fire, the property was acquired by W. S. F. Tatum in 1911 in order to start a Baptist school for women. Operating for decades as Mississippi Woman's College, the institution was renamed in honor of the founder of modern missions in 1954 when the school became coeducational. The school became William Carey University in 2006 to reflect its expansive programming.

William Carey University offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the following colleges and schools:

  • Ralph and Naomi Noonkester School of Arts and Letters
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • Donald and Frances Winters School of Music and Ministry Studies
  • College of Health Sciences
  • School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • School of Graduate Studies

Carey Online offers fully online and hybrid degree programs in education, nursing, and music. 

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Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

All Programs

Art & Liberal Arts

Bachelor of General Studies Master of Education in English Master of Education in History Master of Music Education

Business

Master of Business Administration

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Bachelor of General Studies / Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Master of Science in Criminal Justice with Thesis Master of Science in Criminal Justice without Thesis

Education

Bachelor of General Studies / Applied Behavioral Analysis & Special Education Bachelor of General Studies / Elementary Education Bachelor of General Studies / Physical Education, Health & Recreation Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education & Recreation Bachelor of Science in Physical Education Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Education Specialist in Educational Leadership Education Specialist in Emotional & Behavioral Disorders Education Specialist in Instructional Leadership Master of Education in Educational Leadership Master of Education in Elementary Education (K-6) Master of Education in Emotional & Behavioral Disorders Master of Education in Gifted Education Master of Education in Interscholastic Athletic Administration Master of Education in Mathematics Master of Education in Mild & Moderate Disabilities (K-12) Master of Education in Secondary Education (7-12) Master of Education in Teaching & Learning Globally

Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Master of Science in Nursing Master of Science in Nursing / Master of Business Administration

Religion & Philosophy

Master of Music in Church Music