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Application Deadlines and Procedures

The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s education, research, and service programs are open to every qualified person. Equal Employment Opportunity is announced, provided, and ensured for all persons and affirmative action is taken to guarantee that individuals recruited, hired, trained, promoted, will in all ways be treated equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran’s status. Admission to UMMC is administered under policies established by state law, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and the Medical Center’s faculty. Admission requirements are subject to change without notice at the direction of the Board of Trustees.
Selection of applicants is made on a competitive basis. A student with a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution may apply for study in areas in which competence has been demonstrated by scholastic performance.
The Bower School of Population Health accepts applications throughout the calendar year. However, the Office of Student Records and Registrar must receive applications for a specific academic term by the deadlines below:

  • MS in Biostatistics and Data Science
    • Fall admission: June 28
  • PhD in Biostatistics and Data Science
    • Fall admission: April 15
  • Executive MS in Population Health Management
    • Summer admission: April 30
  • MS in Population Health Science
    • Summer admission: April 30
  • PhD in Population Health Science 
    • Fall admission: June 1

Students wishing to be considered for a graduate stipend should apply for admission prior to Dec. 15.  Stipends are assigned on a competitive basis.  An applicant is considered for the enrollment period designated on the application. If the applicant is accepted and fails to enroll, or is not accepted, a new application must be submitted if consideration for a subsequent enrollment date is desired.

A range of circumstances and conditions determines the number of admissions to the graduate program. Therefore, students interested in a particular program of study are strongly urged to contact the program director of a given program prior to completing an application to determine whether openings exist for the current academic year and to ascertain specific program requirements.

Applications to the SoPH can be found here. If problems are encountered, contact the Office of the Student Records and Registrar.

If problems are encountered when applying for the SoPH, contact the dean’s office for assistance (601-984-1206). All transcripts and documents submitted in support of an application become the property of UMMC and will not be returned to an applicant or forwarded to another school or individual

Transcripts and documents should be submitted to:

  • Office of Records and Registrar
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    2500 N. State St.
    Jackson, MS 39216
    (601) 984-1080; fax: (601) 984-1079

Application fee:  A nonrefundable fee of $25 must accompany the initial application.