Graduate Admissions

Apply to the University of Mississippi’s Graduate School and develop your expertise in one of our 170+ programs.

Why Earn Your Graduate Degree at the University of Mississippi?

Some look at us and see a Carnegie-rated R1 doctoral university. Others see a close-knit institution where faculty take the time to teach, train, and mentor their graduate students.

In reality, we’re both. 

As a student in any of our 170+ graduate programs, you can get the kind of one-on-one mentorship that points your career in the right direction. Our faculty take pride in playing an active role in your professional development. We’re just as proud of the groundbreaking research that’s conducted across dozens of research centers and institutes that cover fields as diverse as natural products, acoustics, hydroscience, and engineering.

We stand out to others, too: U.S. News & World Report ranks 14 of our graduate programs among the top 100 in their respective fields. 

Flexible Graduate Programs

The University of Mississippi Graduate School is for everyone. Whether you want to attend class full-time on campus, fit a graduate degree into your life while you tend to your career or family, or just take a class or two, we’re built for you. That’s why we hold many of our master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs in a choice of formats: on campus, online only, or hybrid.

Ensures Your Career Success

We know what you accomplish here is just a prelude to everything that comes next. Whether you’re sharpening your résumé at our Career Center or honing your elevator pitch in our Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition, grad school at the University of Mississippi sets you up for success.

Discover Your Program


Graduate Financial Aid and Funding 

Your education is a major investment — and we aim to make it as affordable as possible. To learn more about funding opportunities, contact your Department chair or the graduate program coordinator. 

Explore financial aid options for grad school

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    Come experience the graduate school through the lens of our students, faculty, and staff.

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Cellas Hayes’ Experience at Ole Miss

“I love the opportunities that our graduate school offers, the intentional recruitment to make the University of Mississippi a home, and the direct approach to getting students to their next level in life.”

Cellas Hayes

Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Studies

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Applying is simple! Complete our online-only application and send official transcripts, test scores, and any other materials your program requires.
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Deadlines for Graduate Applications

Application deadlines vary depending on the program. We won’t review your application until it is complete. Late applications may not receive full consideration.

Application Deadlines
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Graduate Assistantships

Pay for your education with the help of assistantships through teaching part-time or assisting faculty with research, laboratory work, or other activities.

Find your assistantship

Become a Part of the University

Find your community, build upon traditions, and stand on the forefront of academic discovery.