Graduate School

Prospective Students

 

Thank you for considering The University of Mississippi Graduate School for your continuing studies.

The University of Mississippi is recognized as a major research institution and offers nearly 100 master’s, specialist’s and doctoral programs. Our research funding and resources continue to increase at a record-setting pace, and our beautiful campus reflects the tremendous vitality, expansion and renovation that have occurred within the past decade.

Among the university’s more prominent research facilities and centers are the National Center for Physical Acoustics, the National Center for Natural Products Research, the Center for Water and Wetlands Research, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute and the Mississippi Center for Supercomputer Research.  Our diverse graduate community comprises outstanding faculty and students from around the globe. 

The Graduate School at the University of Mississippi is so proud of the opportunity to work hand in hand with the Ronald McNair Program. Through this program, first-generation, low-income students (and students from underrepresented groups in graduate studies) engage in scholastic undertakings that increase their chances for success in graduate school.  Twenty-eight students will be selected each year for this unique opportunity. Of that group, nineteen will be chosen to attend an intense, six-week research internship at The University of Mississippi. For more information on the Ronald McNair Program, please click HERE.

The University of Mississippi’s main campus is located in the picturesque city of Oxford, which combines the charm and safety of a small town (aprx. pop. 19,000) with the sophistication of a larger city.  Home to Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner, Oxford is a culturally rich town renowned as a mecca for writers and artists.  Nestled in the Mississippi hill country, Oxford’s downtown square is the center for rich community life.  Southern charm pervades the entire Oxford community, and creative and artistic events are numerous.  Oxford has been ranked as one of 6 best college towns by USA today and included as one of 100 best small towns in America.

This site is designed to provide you with tools that will assist you in every stage of the admissions process - from deciding which program to pursue, to applying to the University of Mississippi, to finding a new home in Oxford, to finding the local bus route. For other, more specific questions that are not addressed by this site, we encourage you to direct your questions to the program in which you are interested in applying, or to the Graduate School.