Policies and Procedures

Off-Campus Graduate Courses and Tuition Payment

Although graduate courses necessary to meet the requirements to graduate are available in the School of Population Health program curricula, there may be circumstances where a program requires a graduate student to enroll in a course at another institution. If a student's graduate advisory committee requires a graduate student to enroll in a course at another institution, then it is the responsibility of the mentor/graduate program to pay tuition and fees associated with that course. The graduate student must obtain approval from the Program Director and Dean of the School of Population Health or designee before including such a course in the degree plan.

UMMC accounts that are derived from private foundation funds, state funds, research grants/contracts, or training grants may be used to pay the required tuition and fees, provided such use complies with the policies of the sponsoring agency. When searching for an institution that offers the necessary course, the following types of institutions should be considered in decreasing order of preference: UMMC campus, Ole Miss Campus, other Mississippi colleges and universities, and colleges and universities outside of Mississippi.

If a student enrolls at another institution in a course that is not required by his/her graduate advisory committee, then it is the responsibility of the student to pay tuition and fees associated with that course. This policy applies to students performing non-sponsored as well as sponsored activities whether those students are employees of the university or not.