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International Student and Scholar Services
University of Mississippi

Graduate Application/Admission Requirements

For international students interested in Master’s or Doctoral degrees, with the exception of Law. To apply to the Law School, please refer to the Law School Admissions website.

Required documents for a graduate admissions application:

  • Online:
    • Online application (includes creation of a password protected application account.
    • Application fee
    • Letters of Recommendation (upload; or may be sent in hard copy format instead)
    • Statement of Purpose (upload; or may also be sent in hard copy format instead)
  • By mail – Send to the Graduate School
    • Official transcripts/degree certificates of all institutions of higher education attended (must be official or officially certified, and must include an English translation)
    • Copy of English language proficiency test score
    • Copy of passport identification page(s)
    • Letters of Recommendation (unless uploaded via the online application system)
    • Statement of Purpose (unless uploaded via the online application system)
    • [Affidavit of Financial Support and supporting bank statement], may be submitted later; required only of those who will hold F-1 or J-1 visa status.
  • By the Testing Center – Send to the Graduate School
    • Official scores of the required Graduate Test (GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, etc.) Check the website of the program for which you are applying for specific information.
      • UM Institutional GRE code: 1840        UM Institutional Department GRE code: 5199
    • Official English language proficiency test scores
      • UM Institutional TOEFL Code: 1840   UM Institutional TOEFL Department code: 99

Graduate School Mailing Address:

The University of Mississippi
Graduate School
100 Graduate House
University, Mississippi 38677
Tel: 662-915-7474


  • Forms referenced above are available from the Forms Carousel. (“Application/Admissions Forms”)

Admission to a Graduate Program:

  • The University of Mississippi’s Graduate School and the Graduate Programs review applications for admission to Master and Doctoral programs holistically.
  • Meeting minimum standards does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program. The selection process is competitive, and admission decisions take into consideration the availability of space and resources within a department.
  • Some programs may require application items in addition to those listed above. Check the Graduate School‘s website for further information.
  • To assure full consideration for admission, all application materials must be received by the deadline dates.
  • Applicants for graduate admission should have at least a B or equivalent average in previous university/college studies and appropriate undergraduate preparation in their fields of study.
  • Students should also possess or be in the process of completing a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • GRE/GMAT: Applicants for master’s and doctoral programs in most disciplines should submit official test results of the general Graduate Record Exam (GRE) prior to consideration for admission. Most programs require the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE. See the website of the program for which you are applying for specific information. Applicants should request that the Educational Testing Service (ETS) send official test scores directly to the Graduate School. Applicants for graduate study in business and accountancy are required to submit official results of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). The university code number is 1840.
  • While GRE or GMAT is sufficient for most academic disciplines, some academic departments require other standardized test scores as part of their application process. For example, some departments in the School of Education require the Praxis Exam.
  • See the “English Proficiency Requirements” in the Frequently Asked Questions section.