Step One: Mandatory Department ApplicationStep Two: Graduate ApplicationStep Three: Official Transcripts & Test Scores

Mandatory Department Application

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in applying to the program

The UMMC Graduate Medical Biochemistry Certificate application can be obtained from the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences website. Students should select the Admissions Application on the left-hand column. If problems are encountered, please contact the Office of Student Records and Registrar (601-984-1080).

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Registration for classes is not permitted unless the applicant has received notification of acceptance to the Graduate Medical Biochemistry Certificate Program. Registration for courses must be approved by the program director. No credit is given for any course for which a student is not officially registered.

Registration Process

Registration requirements:

  1. Online UMMC Graduate Medical Biochemistry Certificate Program application form
  2. Official transcript from each college attended
  3. $25 non-refundable application fee

For further guidance on the application process, please contact

Additional Criteria for Course Registration 2019-2020

  1. Immunization documentation must be completed prior to registration. See Student Health Portal:
    1. Measles, mumps and Rubella (MMR), Varicella vaccination, Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) with booster if Tdap is older than 10 years. International students must also provide documentation of 3 previous doses of tetanus vaccination.
    2. Mandatory annual influenza vaccine administration required between October 1st and March 31st
    3. Proof of completion of a 2-dose or a 3-dose hepatitis vaccine series is required.  The series must be completed during the first semester.
    4. Tuberculosis screening: A two-step TB Skin test or a TB blood (IGRA) test is required for baseline TB screening of all students. 
    5. Record of vaccination should be completed by a licensed healthcare provider: a physician, a licensed Nurse Practitioner, a licensed nurse, or a public health official.
    6. For Full policy see Immunization for UMMC students PDF.
  2. You will be required to complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check (CBC). Fingerprinting must be completed prior to registration.
    1. Effective July 1, 2004, Section 37-29-232 of the Mississippi Code requires that students enrolled in a health care professional academic program undergo fingerprinting and CBC.
    2. All accepted applicants will be mailed fingerprint cards and instructions for fingerprinting. 
  3. You are required to carry health insurance while enrolled in the program. UMMC accepts outside policies or you may join the UMMC student group health insurance plan at your cost.

For more information, contact Program Director Dr. Bettye Sue Hennington, 601-955-9970 (no texts please).

All students must have official transcripts from each college attended sent to the UMMC Office of Students Records and Registrar. All transcripts and documents submitted to the Office of Student Records and Registrar in support of an application become the property of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and will not be returned to an applicant or forwarded to another school or individual.

Transcripts and documents should be sent to:
Office of Student Records and Registrar,
University of Mississippi Medical Center,
2500 North State Street,
Jackson, MS 39216,
601-984-1080, 601-984-1079 (Fax).

UMMC also accepts e-transcripts, which must be sent directly to If your school of attendance uses e-transcripts, please note that our institution is listed as University of Mississippi Medical Center, All Admissions.

Applicants whose native language is not English and/or who have completed their tertiary education primarily outside of the U.S. must submit official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson Test of English -Academic (PTE-A) as evidence of English language proficiency.

Minimum scores for admission are:
TOEFL – Internet-Based Test (IBT) 79 or higher
TOEFL – Paper-Based Test (PBT) 550 or higher
IELTS 6.5 overall band score or higher
PTE-A 53 or higher