Academics


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  • Admission and More

    A strong background in biology and chemistry is considered a minimum prerequisite for admission to graduate study in biochemistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and an acceptable GRE score (verbal plus quantitative). The TOEFL examination is required for foreign students.

    How to apply

    The application for Graduate Studies at UMMC is an online process. If you are interested in applying go to the online application page. or go to the Graduate School application site athttp://graduate-school.umc.edu/.

    Financial support and tuition

    Generous stipends are available for graduate students throughout the department. Currently, the stipends are $24,150 per year.

    Tuition for 2012-13 has been set at $349 per semester hour for Mississippi residents. Non-residents pay a surcharge of $554.66 per semester hour. Non-resident students may apply for in-state residency after the first year in the program. The cost of books and dissertation preparation is assumed by the student.

    Numerous job opportunities for spouses of students are available at UMMC and in the metro Jackson area. 

    Housing

    The overall cost of living in Jackson is lower than the average cost across the United States. Stipends are adequate to cover modest living expenses. There are numerous apartments and small houses available for rent within walking distance of the campus.