Clinical Health Sciences

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  • General Requirements

    Selection of applicants is made on a competitive basis, and equal educational opportunity is offered without regard to race, sex, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, disability or veteran status.


    • A student must have a minimum of the bachelor of science from an accredited institution. Priority areas include: medicine (MD), dentistry (DDS or DMD), nursing (BSN/RN), clinical laboratory sciences (MT/ASCP or CLS), cytotechnology (CT/ASCP), dental hygiene (RDH/TDH), emergency medical technology-paramedic (NREMTP), health information management (RRA), occupational therapy (OTR/L), physical therapy (PT) or radiologic technology (ARRT/RORN, NMTCB or CNMT). Admission can be extended to individuals who are registered, certified or licensed at the state or national level in other academic disciplines upon the approval of the CHS graduate program.
    • Preference is given to: 1) applicants who are legal residents of Mississippi. Out-of-state applicants will be considered only if there are positions available after all qualified Mississippi applicants are accepted; and 2) faculty who are employed at least 50 percent time in one of the identified professions listed under Item 1 above. To receive the faculty preference, the applicant must submit a letter from the dean or director of the health professional program in which she/he is a faculty indicating at least 50 percent employment in the program.
    • Evidence of one year of clinical experience in the specified profession must be noted in the curriculum vitae.
    • An official transcript for all schools attended post-high school.
    • An official report of GRE scores. The report must include verbal, quantitative and analytical scores. If an official report of GRE scores is not on file in the medical center's Office of Student Records and Registrar, applicants must either take the GRE, have scores sent directly from ETS to the Office of Student Records and Registrar or have a certified copy of GRE scores sent from the previous college attended. Application materials to take the GRE may be obtained from the Office of Student Records and Registrar. Information regarding the GRE may be obtained from:
      • Educational Testing Service 
        • 20 Nassau Street
        • Princeton, NJ 08540
    • Current curriculum vitae which must include applicants research interest(s) and career goals. (Example format included in application packet.)
    • The initial evaluation of applicants for admission to the graduate programs in Clinical Health Sciences is made on the basis of an evaluation of all application materials. Only completed applications will be evaluated. Those applicants for whom the initial evaluation indicates the scholastic competency necessary to successfully pursue a graduate degree may be further evaluated by personal interview.

    Admission of a student to the graduate program must be approved by the director of the program and the Graduate Council. No applicant may enroll for courses either as a full-time or part-time student without being properly admitted to the graduate program and notified by a letter of acceptance from the Office of Student Records and Registrar.

    Admission to a program of graduate study does not constitute admission to candidacy for a degree.