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College Students

There are many career paths in health care available with a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral level degree. All can lead to fulfilling work in hospital, clinic, office or academic settings. Whether your interest lies in teaching, hands-on patient care, research, health care technology, or some combination, you can get the education you need at UMMC. Visit the links below to learn about our degree programs.

Help with prerequisites

As a college student, it’s important for you to know what prerequisite courses you need for the health care degree you want to pursue. UMMC can help you stay on the right track. Contact a student admissions officer for more information.

Professional programs

Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Although admissions to this program are conducted through the University of Mississippi in Oxford, students in the PharmD program at the University of Mississippi complete their third and fourth professional years at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Undergraduate programs

Dental Hygiene – traditional (BS)

Health Informatics and Information Management – traditional online (BS)

Health Sciences (BS)

Histotechnology (BS)

Medical Laboratory Science (BS)

Radiologic Sciences (BS)

Nursing – Freshman Early Entry (FEE-BSN)
Nursing majors at Millsaps College, Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi and Tougaloo College may be eligible for our Freshman Early Entry program. Ask your UMMC student admissions officer for details.

Nursing – traditional (BSN)

Nursing – accelerated (BSN)

Advanced standing undergraduate programs

Online programs developed for graduates of associate degree programs in health care to upgrade to a bachelor’s degree.

Dental Hygiene (BS)

Health Informatics and Information Management – progression online (BS)

Health Sciences (BS)

Radiologic Sciences (BS)

Nursing (BSN)

Post-baccalaureate programs

Biochemistry – online (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate)

Biomedical Sciences (MS)

Health Informatics – online (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate)

Medical Scribe Specialist - online (Post Baccalaureate Certificate)

Graduate programs

Health Informatics and Information Management – online coursework (MHIIM)

Health Sciences – online (MHS)
This program offers advanced education for those with undergraduate degrees in various health care fields such as dental hygiene, radiologic sciences, respiratory therapy, and others.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MS)
Must be a licensed radiologic technician to enroll in this program.

Nuclear Medicine Technology (MS)
Must be a licensed radiologic technician to enroll in this program.

Nursing – primarily online coursework (RN to MSN)

Nursing (MSN)

Research oriented graduate programs

Biomedical Sciences (PhD)

Cell and Molecular Biology (PhD)

Clinical Anatomy (PhD)

Experimental Therapeutics and Pharmacology (PhD)

Microbiology and Immunology (PhD)

Neuroscience (PhD)

Nursing (PhD)

Physiology and Biophysics (PhD)

Biostatistics and Data Science (MS)

Biostatistics and Data Science (PhD)

Population Health Science (MS)

Population Health Science (PhD)