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Health Sciences

The Health Sciences program at UMMC's School of Health Related Professions offers online-based bachelor and master degrees to prepare graduates for career advancement within the ever-growing and competitive health care industry. 

Why choose a Health Sciences degree at UMMC?

  • Flexibility and convenience of online learning
  • Quality academics
  • Benefits of an academic medical center
  • Leadership development 
  • One-on-one support

Employment of health care occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018. Health care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.

The online bachelor degree program provide students with a firm foundation for understanding leadership principles, health education, and the role of health care in a today's society. The program provides students with opportunities for career advancement when the bachelor's degree is required for promotion into management and leadership positions. 

The online master degree program offers an advanced educational opportunity in health care leadership It provides graduates an opportunity to assume upper-level managerial and leadership roles within the health care system.

About our programs

The online Health Sciences coursework easily lends itself to the busy schedules of part-time or non-traditional students continuing their education. One-on-one support is provided throughout the program.


This program is designed for, but not limited to, part-time, non-traditional students. Therefore, there is not a minimum amount of hours required per semester; however, students should develop a plan of study with their advisor at the start of the degree program. After admission, students are expected to maintain continuous enrollment each semester.

Applicants admitted to the Health Care Practitioner Track must complete 10 courses within the curriculum. Applicants admitted to the Health Care Operation Track must complete 20 courses. 


This program also is designed for but not limited to, part-time, non-traditional students. Students may be admitted in the summer semester. The application deadline for the summer admission period is March 15. Students who successfully complete two three-hour courses per semester can generally expect to complete the program in two years.

Certificate Programs:

Medical Scribe Specialist Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The medical scribe program is designed for existing health care workers or for those looking to enter the health care field. This certificate program consists of 18 credit hours, which include online courses and a traditional clinical component.

Leadership and Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Leadership and Management Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program is designed for leaders who desire to expand their leadership potential and be leaders and managers within different tiers of an organization.  The program will provide the student with knowledge and skills in leading, as well as principles of managing complex health systems based on current best practices.  This online certificate program consists of 12 credit hours to be completed in 4 semesters.

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See What SHRP Offers

SHRP hosts two open house events each year for prospective students. Program Focus Day is held in the fall, and Program Awareness Day is in the spring. Click the link below for more open house information and event registration.

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Complete 2 Compete

The Health Sciences bachelor degree program is proud to participate in Complete to Compete, a statewide initiative to help Mississippi adults who have completed some college go on to earn their degrees.

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Health Sciences is one of the many programs offered at UMMC's School of Health Related Professions. Health Sciences degrees are available as online learning experiences.

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