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Application Deadlines and Procedures

apply to grad school logo.pgnDeadlines for complete application submission 

The SGSHS accepts applications throughout the calendar year. However, applications for a specific academic terms must be received by the Office of Enrollment Management by the deadlines below. An applicant is considered for admission only to the enrollment period designated on the application. If the applicant is offered admission and does not enroll, or is denied admission, a new application must be submitted for admission to future enrollment periods.


Admission term - start date

Application deadline

PhD - all programs Fall term - August 

June 1 - Prospective PhD students who wish to attend the Graduate School Spring Recruitment Day must have applications submitted by December 15

M.S. Biomedical Sciences Fall term - August June 1 of the same year 
M.S. Clinical Investigation Summer term - June May 1 of the same year 
Biochemistry certificateSummer term - JuneMay 1 of the same year
Fall term - AugustJuly 17 of the same year 
Spring - JanuaryDecember 18 of the previous year

Application Fee

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


Registration for classes is not permitted unless the applicant has received notification of acceptance to
a specific graduate program from the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences. Registration for courses
must be approved by the graduate program director and advisor. No credit is given for any course for which a student is not officially registered. All students and advisors must complete the required Registration Approval Form before each semester.

Nondegree seeking students

UMMC employees who wish to take graduate courses but are not members of a University of Mississippi Medical Center graduate program may apply as nondegree seeking students. Applicants must first complete an Approval to Register Form. The form and instructions for the NonDegree Student are located on the Graduate School website. Nondegree students may not earn more than 9 semester hours. Furthermore, successful completion of courses taken does not in itself qualify the individual for subsequent admission to a graduate program.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees for the academic year can be found on the institutional website. Nonresident PhD students will pay instate tuition. Tuition is subject to change pending information from the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL).


If problems are encountered when applying for Graduate School, please contact the graduate school office for assistance (601-984-1195). 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.

Office of Enrollment Management

Transcripts and documents should be submitted to:

Office of Enrollment Management
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 984-1080    fax:(601) 984-1079

The Office of Enrollment Management provides the highest quality of administrative service related to the admission, registration and graduation of students at UMMC and its six schools. The office applies continuous quality improvement to ensure that state-of-the-art technologies and enrollment management models deliver excellent service to all stakeholders in their individual and collective missions and vision to train committed health care professionals and researchers for the state of Mississippi.

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