The Health Professions Advising Office will guide you towards your dream of becoming a health professional. Below are some introductory resources to begin your research into the health professions. In addition, the Explore Health Careers website provides information on a range of health professions. If you are interested in Public Health, learn more about the University of Mississippi Public Health Program here.
There are two major pathways for entering a health profession.
- Allied health programs (baccalaureate): whereby students spend 2 or 3 years (depending on the program) on the Oxford campus before applying for a competitive-entry to complete the degree work. These students will be enrolled in the Allied Health Studies major while at UM. Allied health programs include: Dental Hygiene, Health Informatics and Information Management, Histotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Nursing, and Radiologic Sciences.
- Professional Programs (Masters/Doctorate): require a baccalaureate degree before entering professional school: Dentistry, Medicine, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant/Physician Associate, Veterinary Medicine, and many others.