Graduate School

The University of Mississippi

Admissions during COVID

The Graduate School at the University of Mississippi recognizes that COVID-19 affects our prospective students and applicants just as it affects our current students. We know that many applicants planned to take a test required as part of admissions to one of our programs and are not going to be able to do so. We have allowed programs that are still accepting applications to waive the requirements for standardized tests should they wish to do so. This waiver only applies for admission for the 2020 summer and fall terms. Information about the University of Mississippi Graduate School’s support for students during COVID-19 can be found on our In This Together website.

If you are interested in any of these programs, we encourage you to contact us about your interest regardless of any published deadlines.

Please check back regularly as additional programs may elect to waive the standardized test requirement(s) for admission.

Below is a list of programs that are participating as well as the specific tests they are waiving (in some cases, programs may waive the requirement for one test and not another).

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Program

Waived Test Requirement(s) for 2020 Summer and Fall Admission

Fall 2020 Deadline

Anthropology, MA GRE
Business Administration, MBA and PMBA GRE/GMAT July 1
Economics, MA and PhD GRE  Rolling
Education, Early Childhood Education, MEd GRE, Praxis II Content Field, Praxis II PLT  June 1
Education, Ed Leadership, PhD and EdD GRE  Rolling
Education, Elementary Education, MEd, EdS, and EdD GRE, Praxis II Content Field, Praxis II PLT Rolling
Education, Secondary Education, MEd, EdS, EdD and PhD GRE, Praxis II Content Field, Praxis II PLT Rolling
Education, Master of Arts in Teaching (online & residential) GRE, Praxis II Content Field, Praxis II PLT Rolling
Education, Secondary Math Education, EdD GRE, Praxis II Content Field, Praxis II PLT Rolling
Education, Special Education, MEd, EdS and PhD GRE, Praxis II Content Field, Praxis II PLT Rolling
Engineering, Civil, MS and PhD GRE Rolling
Engineering, Computer Science, MS and PhD GRE June 1
Engineering, Environmental, MS and PhD GRE Rolling
Engineering, Geology and Geological,  MS and PhD GRE June 1 Rolling
HESRM, Exercise Science, MS GRE Rolling
HESRM, Health & Kinesiology, PhD GRE Rolling
HESRM, Health Promotion, MS GRE Rolling
HESRM, Sport & Recreation Admin, MS GRE Rolling
Hospitality Management, MS GRE July 15 Rolling
Integrated Marketing Communication, MS (online & residential) GRE July 31
Journalism, MA GRE
Food and Nutrition Services, MS GRE Rolling
Nutrition & Hospitality Management,PhD GRE Rolling
Modern Language, French, MA GRE
Modern Language, German, MA GRE
Modern Language, Spanish, MA GRE
Music, Musicology, MM GRE Rolling
Music, Ethnomusicology, MM GRE Rolling
Music, Music Theory, MM GRE Rolling
Music, Music Education, MM and PhD GRE Rolling
Philosophy, MA GRE Rolling
Pharmacy, Environmental Pharmacy, MS and PhD GRE February 1
Pharmacy, Industrial Pharmacy, MS GRE June 1 Rolling
Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry, MS and PhD GRE February 1
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics, MS and PhD GRE June 1 Rolling
Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, MS and PhD GRE February 1
Pharmacy, Pharmacology, MS and PhD GRE February 1
Social Work, MSW GRE Rolling
Sociology, MA GRE
Southern Studies, MA GRE

 

Language proficiency assessment for international scholars

To satisfy the English proficiency requirement, the Graduate School accepts a wide variety of English tests, including TOEFL and IELTS, and is currently also accepting the Duolingo English Test (DET) on a case-by-case basis for applicants who have been impacted by test center closures. Please see https://international.olemiss.edu/english-proficiency-requirements-11-2019/ for additional details about language proficiency requirements and exemptions.

 

Holistic Application Review

The University of Mississippi Graduate School encourages programs to review applications holistically and to take seriously the challenges that applicants have faced and are facing during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), with ~500 member colleges and universities—including The University of Mississippi—has issued a statement recommending “holistic review as a good admissions practice that benefits programs, institutions, and students under any circumstances”, particularly during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement can be found at the following webpage:

https://cgsnet.org/cgs-statement-graduate-admissions-during-covid-19-pandemic-0