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How to Apply

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 please click here. Click the links below for additional information about the application process:

Financial support and tuition

Generous stipends are available for graduate students throughout the department. Currently, the stipends are $28,000 per year.

Tuition for all graduate students is covered by the graduate school. 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.


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.