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University of Mississippi Medical Center

Department of Microbiology

Jackson, MS

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Overview

University of Mississippi Medical Center / Department of Microbiology is located in Jackson, MS, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score of 300)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
First authored publication

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12
Applied
4
Accepted
3
Enrolled
33%

Applying

25
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 31st December 31st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score of 300)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 31
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

11
Total Graduate Students
9%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
90%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.09%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 9.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 3
Male (12)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Host-pathogen interaction, microbial population genetics, immunology, virology, parasitology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,000,000

Location & Contact

Address 2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS  39216-4505
United States
Contact Dr. Richard O'Callaghan
Chairman
Email: rocallaghan@umc.edu
Phone: 601-984-1700
Fax: 601-984-1708

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