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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.


Undergraduate Studies

See the degree requirements under Programs.

Students must apply for admission to the BFA Creative Writing program. In addition to the UM undergraduate application, first-year students should submit their application on the Department of English website.

  1. Artist's Statement: up to one page (double-spaced) describing goals/specific interests in creative writing and why applicant is interested in being a part of the B.F.A. in Creative Writing program at the University of Mississippi.

  2. Writing Sample: five or more pages (double-spaced) of any genre of writing. Sample may include work(s) from one or more of the following genres: fiction; poetry; creative nonfiction, including memoir and journalism; screenwriting and playwriting; graphic prose; lyrics; or other genre.

  3. Contact information for two references.

In the spring, current students will be invited to apply for sophomore or junior entry through the Department of English website. Prior to application, students will be advised to meet with the director of the B.F.A. program to determine how acceptance would affect their time to degree.

Graduate Studies

Admission to the M.A., M.F.A., and the Ph.D. is competitive and based upon undergraduate transcripts, three recommendations, and a writing sample. In addition, the Ph.D. applicant must have received a bachelor's or master's degree in English or its equivalent from a compatible institution and must satisfy the Graduate School's requirements for admission to doctoral study.

The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.