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Professional Licensure

The University of Mississippi Medical Center does not guarantee nor can it confirm that programs that fulfill Mississippi licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. If you are a student from outside the State of Mississippi, who is considering a program of study that may lead to professional licensure, please contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state of residence before beginning a course of study.

Professional licensure contact information
ProfessionNational BodyDetails
Dental Hygiene

American Association of Dental Boards

Medical Laboratory Sciences

American Society for Clinical Laboratory ScienceStates which currently license medical laboratory practitioners are: California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, West Virginia, Puerto Rico

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association

Radiologic Sciences

Radiological Society of North America

Background checks

Students who are pursuing degrees related to professional licensure or certification, and/or who will be participating in clinical placements, internships, or practica through their degree program should be aware that their host facility may require any or all of the following:
  • Criminal background check
  • Fingerprinting or
  • Drug screening

In such situations, each student is responsible for obtaining and paying for the background check or other screening process and for delivering required documentation to the facility. Although UMMC will make reasonable efforts to place admitted students in field experiences and internships, it will be up to the host facility to determine whether a student will be allowed to work at that facility. Students should further be aware that a criminal record may jeopardize licensure by the state certification body. Students may consult the certification body corresponding to their intended occupation for more details. Successful completion of a program of study at UMMC does not guarantee licensure, certification or employment in the relevant occupation.

Accuracy of information on page

Although UMMC has attempted to ensure that the information contained on this website is accurate and complete at the time of posting, the contents are subject to change at any time. UMMC will update information as obtained.

For more information

Additionally, refer to the University of Mississippi Medical Center's program website and contact the program coordinator for specific program requirements. Eligibility for licensure and/or certification may involve more than successful degree completion.