University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7474
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Chartered in 1844 and opening its doors four years later, the University of Mississippi spent 110 years as the state’s only comprehensive university. The institution was ranked No. 151 among National Universities by U.S. News & World Report in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges. University of Mississippi was the first school in the south to offer engineering education, the first to admit women, and the first to employ a female faculty member. Since its inception, the university has grown to an enrollment of more than 18,000 students and 15 academic divisions. Former students include 25 Rhodes, five Truman, eight Goldwater, and six Fulbright scholars, as well as one Marshall, Udall, and Gates Cambridge scholar.

Programs Offered

Because demanding work schedules can interfere with a student’s ability to pursue higher education, University of Mississippi has partnered with academic departments to target and develop comprehensive online education programs. Designed to retain the high quality of the university’s traditional curriculum, the online programs utilize state-of-the-art technology to enhance the virtual classroom learning experience. Online courses are convenient and flexible and are offered at the graduate level as full degrees or specialized certificates. Each program covers the same materials taught in a traditional classroom and are delivered by an instructor specially selected by the appropriate department. Students can log into their class and “attend” their courses at specified times weekly, as well as receive and complete assignments, communicate with classmates and faculty members, and access the learning resources.


The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has awarded University of Mississippi to grant degrees to graduating students. Additional specialized accreditation was awarded by nine other organizations as well.


Enrollment in the online programs at University of Mississippi requires admission through the actual university. Graduate applicants are required to submit a completed application to the university with a nonrefundable $40 application fee. Official transcripts showing record of completed bachelor’s degree and any graduate-level course work should also be included. Depending on the primary language of the applicant and the specific program they are seeking admission to, official test scores will be required from the GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, TOEFL, and/or IELTS. Letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose are necessary to complete the application packet. Upon receiving all required information and documents, the admissions panel will evaluate the contents and notify the candidate of their application status. For more information, click here.

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