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  • Living in Jackson

     Students admitted to the Program in Neuroscience are normally supported with both a generous stipend of approximately $25,000 per year.  US citizens and resident aliens also receive a five year Dean's fellowship which covers the cost of tuition.


    Living in Jackson: A capital lifestyle

    As the state capital and Mississippi’s largest city, Jackson anchors the thriving metro area of 500,000. The UMMC campus ties together the city’s two most vibrant neighborhoods – Belhaven and Fondren. Diverse locally-owned shops, restaurants, grocery stores, lounges, pubs and parks flavor the individual personalities of each. Live in either neighborhood and walk or bike to the Medical Center.

    Fondren’s artistic bent makes it a hub for galleries, live music and café culture. Public events include Arts, Eats & Beats, juried art shows and the Fondren Unwrapped holiday open house. Fondren is a vibrant, growing community with new restaurants and pubs as well as public events happening almost daily. Visit to find out the latest
    entertainment opportunities.

    Belhaven’s stock of historic and architecturally varied homes, numerous public events and spaces and its academic flavor from nearby Belhaven University, Millsaps College and UMMC make it an ideal neighborhood for UMMC students. Events include live performances at New Stage Theatre, farmer’s markets, movies in the park, the Belhaven University Singing Christmas Tree and the annual Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights festival.

    The greater Jackson area offers a variety of museums,river-and-reservoir outdoor activities, year-round events at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, live-performance venues and a planetarium. Metro-area housing prices are reasonable and commutes short. Jackson’s enticing nightlife ranges from French jazz at upscale bars downtown, to juke joints playing authentic Mississippi blues, to fine restaurants serving menus from locally sourced produce to international cuisine. For those with classical music interests, performances by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the Mississippi Opera, and professional chamber series groups are readily accessible and attract new upcoming and established guest performers.