Step One: Mandatory Department ApplicationStep Two: Graduate ApplicationStep Three: Supporting Documentation

Mandatory Department Application

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

To access the UMMC Graduate Medical Biochemistry Certificate Program application, visit UMMC’s application page and click the “Sign In” button at the upper right to create an account. You’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to verify your account.  

Once you’ve logged in to the main Workday application page, click “Admission Application Home” on the right-hand side of the page, then click the “Apply Now” button. 

On the Program of Study page, choose the following drop-down selections: 

    1. Academic Level: Graduate 
    2. Program of Study: Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Biochemistry (CT) 
    3. Start Term: (your choice) 
    4. Campus: UMMC eCampus 
    5. Applicant Type: Certificate 

Click “Ok” to submit, and continue to enter your application information as prompted.  

If you encounter problems, please contact the Office of Student Records and Registrar (601-984-1080). 

Note: The recommended browsers, which must be Javascript enabled, are Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, Internet Explorer 11, or Firefox for Windows users and the latest version of Firefox for Macintosh and Linux users. 

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. Two completed fingerprint cards to facilitate a background check (visit for help with fingerprinting)
    4. $25 non-refundable application fee 

For further guidance on the application process, please contact 

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, fingerprint cards and other supporting 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

Fingerprinting Requirements
University of Mississippi Medical Center is the state’s only academic health sciences center and, as such, provides excellent training for physicians, nurses, therapists, researchers and teachers. UMMC offers online degrees and certificates that allow adults already in the workforce to transition into healthcare or advance existing healthcare or scientific careers. We expect students of the highest character and require that each student be fingerprinted to facilitate a background check. As part of the application process, please make sure that you send in two completed fingerprint cards  along with other required items, including transcripts and an application fee. Fingerprinting can be done on the UMMC campus for free, at a local UPS store that offers the service or you can find your local authorities at for help with fingerprinting.