Graduate School

The University of Mississippi

Dear Students, Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the Spring 2017 edition of the Graduate School Newsletter! The Spring Semester is well underway and the flowers and trees on campus are beginning to bloom.

In this issue you can read about the accomplishments of some of our students and an alumna. We also highlight two of our nationally ranked graduate programs: Creative Writing and Chemistry and Biochemisty.

We hope you enjoy the newsletter and appreciate your support of the Graduate School at the University of Mississippi.

Christy M. Wyandt, Ph.D.

Interim Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Pharmaceutics


Accounting Program Earns Top National Rankings

This year, the Public Accounting Report released its 35th Annual Professor’s Survey and named every University of Mississippi Accounting program– undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral– in the top ten in the nation. Both the undergraduate and doctoral programs were ranked seventh, and the master’s ranked eighth. When the top twenty-five schools were subdivided by region, the University of Mississippi was ranked first in all three programs.  Read more…


Journalism Alumna Ashley Norwood Continues Film Series

“How can my experience be beneficial to someone else?” This is the question that University of Mississippi Graduate School alumna Ashley Norwood has long asked herself, using it to inspire and inform her work as a documentary filmmaker. Read more…


McLean Fellow Implements Entrepreneurial Initiative at Holly Springs Correctional Facility

This summer, Rebecca Bramlett, Legal Studies Master’s student, along with her undergraduate partner, Austin Powell, initiated a trial program to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in the inmates of the Marshall County Correctional Facility. With the help of five university professors, they conducted an eight-week class based on the book “Who Owns the Ice House” by Pulitzer nominee and Mississippi native, Clifton Taulbert.  Read more…


Pharmacy Ph.D. Student Wins $10K ACT Fellowship

The American College of Toxicology gives only five North American Graduate Fellowships a year, and this year, one of those was awarded to University of Mississippi Ph.D. student Dennis Carty. The award carries a $10,000 stipend, divided over two years, to help fund the fellow’s degree and their trip to the yearly ACT meeting, a valuable opportunity to share research and network with colleagues.  Read more…


New Hybrid Ed.D. Trains Future University Administrators

One of a university’s perhaps most valuable and yet least considered resources is a strong administrator, and the School of Education’s two year-old hybrid Ed.D. program is committed to producing just that. It is described by program coordinator Dr. John Holleman as being unique from the department’s older doctoral program in two ways: half of the program is conducted online, and rather than focusing on research, it is what he calls a “practitioner program”.   Read more…


The Graduate School Congratulates the Fall 2016 Graduate Student Initiates to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society:

Phi Kappa Phi is the only national honor society that recognizes academic excellence in all disciplines – Liberal Arts, Law, Engineering, Education, Medicine, Pharmacy, Business Administration, Accountancy, Applied Sciences, General Studies – and Journalism at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. These students have been chosen for induction on the basis of superior scholarship and good character.  Read more…