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Prospective Students

Why come to the University of Mississippi Medical Center to earn a degree in the biomedical sciences? Here are the answers:

Competitive scholarships and living allowances

The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) offers a highly competitive PhD recruitment package including a living allowance, full-tuition scholarship and free health insurance. Our students are also eligible for up to $3,000 dollars per academic year to attend scientific meetings.

Nationally and internationally recognized biomedical researchers and distinguished alumni

UMMC researchers bring in over $75 million each year from NIH and other organizations to perform groundbreaking research in basic and clinical sciences, population health and human diseases such as Alzheimer's, cardiovascular and renal diseases, cancer, dementia, obesity and diabetes, infectious diseases. Graduates of our programs have gone on the become presidents of scientific societies, leaders at pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and exemplary educators at undergraduate universities.

MS in the Biomedical Sciences program for student applying to medical or dental schools

In addition to the PhD programs, UMMC offers multiple master's programs, including the master's of science in the biomedical sciences. This degree program is designed for those wanting to expand their biomedical sciences background prior to applying for medical or dental school or PhD program, for those interested in teaching high school or community college or for those interested in governmental services.

Vibrant living environment near campus and beach and mountain excursions just hours away

UMMC is nestled in the trendy Fondren neighborhood which serves as the artistic center for the Jackson metro area. The people are friendly, diverse and social. The environment is family-oriented, and there's always something to do in Fondren. The Meridian, Fondren's newest and finest apartment living, is located across the street from UMMC. Restaurants, shopping, entertainment and more are all within walking distance. It's a great place to live and learn. Looking for a quick get-away? Enjoy Gulf Coast beaches only 3 hours away from Jackson or Smoky Mountains in just a half day.