Skip to content
Oxford, Mississippi
About Ole Miss
Location: Oxford, Mississippi
Enrollment: 22,456
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 21,634
Climate: 13.4°C - 33.1°C
U.S. News Rank: #160
International Student Rate: 1.6%

The University of Mississippi, known as Ole Miss, is located in the historic Southern city of Oxford, Mississippi. Combining academic leadership with a familial atmosphere, Ole Miss will help you become a community-minded member of the global workforce.

Why Ole Miss?

Home to several national centers of research and study, the University of Mississippi offers top-ranked degree programs in more than 110 fields of undergraduate and graduate study, including business, engineering, accounting and education.

  • #112 Best Business Program—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • Top 10 in Accountancy— Public Accounting Report, 2018
  • #76 Best Public Schools—U.S. News & World Report, 2020
  • A Kiplinger’s “Best Value” School
  • Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, the Croft Institute for International Studies, the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management and the Center for Manufacturing Excellence research centers
  • #1 Most Beautiful College Campus—Reader’s Choice, USA Today, 2016
Oxford: Southern Hospitality Brought to Life

The college town of Oxford is known for its Southern charm, literary fame and entrepreneurial spirit. Steeped in musical tradition as part of Mississippi Blues Trail, Oxford is a walkable city with bookstores, restaurants, cafes, galleries, theaters and boutiques. Music capital Memphis, Tennessee, is just 85 miles away.

  • Top 20 Small Towns in America—Smithsonian Magazine
  • Top 10 Best Places to Live in Mississippi—Niche 2018
  • Visit the home of famous American writer William Faulkner
  • A Top Entrepreneurial City—AdWeek
  • Enjoy famous Southern cuisines such as grits, catfish and okra.
  • Explore 50+ buildings on the National Register of Historic Places
Weather & Climate

Enjoy temperate versions of all four seasons in Oxford. Summers are hot and humid. Winter nights can get below freezing point.

Nearby Memphis, Tennessee

The birthplace of blues, soul and rock and roll, Memphis is famous for its entertainment and nightlife. The city is also a commercial hub and the site of the second-busiest cargo airport in the world.

  • Explore musical destinations such as Graceland (Elvis Presley’s home), Sun Studio and Beale Street.
  • Visit the National Civil Rights Museum.
  • Feast on Memphis barbecue and attend the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

As an international student enrolling at a select U.S. News Global Education school, you will have access to exclusive programs and services.

To make your transition as easy as possible, our enrollment counselors set you up for success with:

Application Assistance
  • Streamlined application process
  • Assigned counselor
  • Major/field of study guidance
Pre-Arrival Guidance
  • Visa interview help
  • Prep webinars & checklists
  • Help with required forms
Campus Transition
  • Airport welcome
  • Student & parent orientation
  • Cultural group outings
Academic Support
  • Classes for your academic level
  • English-language & ESL help
  • Tutoring support
Career Growth
  • Career Accelerator Program
  • Internship assistance
  • Job search help
I'm looking forward to
Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
Major Lists
College of Liberal Arts

Liberal Studies (BA)

African American Studies (BA)

History (BA)

Art (BA)

Art History (BA)

Art (BFA):

Emphasis – Ceramics

Emphasis – Graphic Design

Emphasis – Imaging Arts

Emphasis – Painting Printmaking

Emphasis – Sculpture

Biology (BA)

Biology (BS)

Southern Studies (BA)

Biochemistry (BA)

Chemistry (BA, BS):

Emphasis – Biochemistry (BS)

Forensic Chemistry (BS)

Classics (BA):

Emphasis – Classical Civilization

Emphasis – Greek

Emphasis – Latin

Computer Science (BA)

Economics (BA, BS)

English (BA)

English (BA):

Emphasis – Creative Writing

International Studies (BA)

Mathematics (BA, BS)

Arabic (BA)

Chinese (BA)

French (BA)

German (BA)

Linguistics (BA)

Spanish (BA)

Music (BA)

Music (BM):

Music Education:

Emphasis – Instrumental

Emphasis – Keyboard

Emphasis – Vocal

Music Performance:

Emphasis – Instrumental

Emphasis – Keyboard

Emphasis – Vocal

Philosophy (BA)

Religious Studies (BA)

Physics (BA, BS)

Political Science (BA)

Psychology (BA)

Public Policy Leadership (BA)

Anthropology (BA)

Sociology (BA)

Theatre Arts (BA)

Theatre Arts (BFA)

Emphasis – Film Production

Emphasis – Design and Theatre Production

Emphasis – Acting for Stage and Screen

School of Accountancy

Accountancy (BAccy)

School of Applied Sciences

Communication Sciences and Disorders (BS)

Sport and Recreation Admin (BA):

Emphasis – Recreation Administration

Emphasis – Sport Administration

Exercise Science (BS)

Law Studies (BPS):

Emphasis – Accelerated Law (BPS)

Emphasis – Paralegal (BPS)

Criminal Justice (BS)

Emphasis – Corrections

Emphasis – Homeland Security

Emphasis – Law Enforcement

Dietetics and Nutrition (BS)

Emphasis – Dietetics

Emphasis – Health Professions

Emphasis – Child Nutrition

Hospitality Management (BS)

Emphasis – Generalist

Emphasis – Food Services

Emphasis – Lodging

Emphasis – Event Management

Social Work (BS)

School of Business Administration

General Business (BBA)

Banking and Finance (BBA)

Managerial Finance (BBA)

Real Estate (BBA)

Risk Management and Insurance (BBA)

Entrepreneurship (BBA)

Management, Human Resources (BBA)

Management Information Systems (BBA)

Marketing (BBA)

Marketing and Corp. Relations (BBA)

Economics (BA)

School of Education

Elementary Education (BAEd)

Emphasis – Computers

Emphasis – English

Emphasis – Fine Arts

Emphasis – Math

Emphasis – Modern/Ancient Languages

Emphasis – Science

Emphasis – Social Studies

English Education (BAEd)

Mathematics Education (BAEd)

Science Education (BAEd)

Science Education:

Emphasis – Biology (BAEd)

Emphasis – Chemistry (BAEd)

Emphasis – Physics (BAEd)

Social Studies Education (BAEd)

Special Education (BAEd)

School of Engineering

Engineering (BE)

Emphasis – Aerospace Studies

Emphasis – Business Administration

Emphasis – Manufacturing

Emphasis – Military Science

Emphasis – Naval Science

Emphasis – Pre-Law

Emphasis – Pre-Med Studies

Emphasis – Secondary Chemistry Education

Emphasis – Secondary Mathematics Education

Emphasis – Secondary Physics Education

Chemical Engineering (BS)

Emphasis – Biotechnology

Emphasis – Environmental

Emphasis – Manufacturing

Emphasis – Materials

Emphasis – Pre-Med Option

Emphasis – Standard Option

Civil Engineering (BS)

Computer Science (BS)

Biomedical Engineering (BS)

Emphasis – Bioinformatics

Emphasis – Biomedical

Emphasis – Biomolecular

Emphasis – Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering (BS)

Emphasis – Biomedical Engineering

Emphasis – Computer Engineering

Emphasis – General Program

Geology (BS)

Geological Engineering (BS)

Mechanical Engineering (BS)

Emphasis – Manufacturing

School of Journalism and New Media

Journalism (BAJ)

Emphasis – Journalism Broadcast

Emphasis – Journalism News-Editorial

Emphasis – Accelerated Law

Integrated Marketing Communication (BS)

Emphasis – Accelerated Law

Dates & Costs

For the latest application dates and program costs information, please visit

Entry Requirements

MINIMUM GPA FOR ENTRY 3.0 (unweighted) 3.0 (unweighted) 2.5 (unweighted) 2.5 (unweighted)
MINIMUM IELTS™ FOR ENTRY 6.0 5.5, no sub-score below 5.0 5.0, no sub-score below 4.5 4.5
MINIMUM TOEFL® FOR ENTRY 79 68, no sub-score below 14 60, no sub-score below 12 50
MINIMUM ITEP FOR ENTRY N/A 3.5 no sub-score below 3.0 3.0, no sub-score below 2.5 2.5

Note: Many degree programs have unique entry and progression requirements based on academic background and performance. Some programs may require a higher grade point average (GPA) for entry and/or progression. Make sure to check the progression requirements for any degree programs you’re interested in pursuing.

All students will take an English language assessment test during their orientation. This test is the primary means for final placement and could vary from the preliminary placement identified in your offer letter. As a result, the length of study may be longer than originally anticipated, and involve additional costs including tuition and other fees.

Major Lists
College of Liberal Arts

Master of Arts in History (MA)

Master of Arts in Mathematics (MA)

Master of Science in Biological Science (MS)

Master of Arts in Southern Studies (MA)

Master of Science in Chemistry (MS)

Master of Arts in Mathematics (MA)

Master of Science in Mathematics (MS)

Master of Arts in Modern Languages (MA)

Master in Music (MM)

Master of Arts in Philosophy (MA)

Master of Arts in Political Science (MA)

Patterson School of Accountancy

Master’s of Accountancy (M. Accy.)

Master’s of Accountancy and Data Analytics (M.A.D.A.)

Master’s of Taxation (M. Tax.)

Master’s of Taxation and Data Analytics (M.T.D.A.)

School of Applied Sciences

Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ)

Master of Science in Exercise Science (MSES)

Master of Science in Food and Nutrition Sciences (MS)

Master of Science in Health Promotion (MS)

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Master of Science in Sport and Recreation Administration (MS)

School of Education

Master of Arts in Higher Education/Student Personnel (MA)

School of Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering Science (MSES):

- Emphasis in Chemical Engineering

- Emphasis in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering

- Emphasis in Computer and Information Science Science

- Emphasis in Electrical Engineering, Electromagnetics, Telecommunications

- Emphasis in Geology, or Geological Engineering, or Hydrology

- Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering

School of Journalism & New Media

Master of Arts in Journalism (MA)

Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications (MS)

School of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Dates & Costs

For the latest application dates and program costs information, please visit

Entry Requirements

MINIMUM GPA 3.0 3.0 2.5 3.0
MINIMUM IELTS™ Non-Engineering: 6.0, with no sub-score below 5.5
Engineering + Modern Languages: 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0)
Accountancy: 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5)
6.0 (no subscore below 5.5) 4.5 (no subscore below 4) 5.5
MINIMUM TOEFL® Non-Engineering: 79 (no sub-score below 18)
Engineering + Modern Languages: 85 (no subscore below 18)
Accountancy: 100
79 (no subscore below 18) 79 (no subscore below 18) 74
Have questions? We’re happy to help.
Thank you for contacting us
Thank you for submitting your information. We will share it with the university and they will be in touch with you directly.
Explore Our Blog
Get step-by-step advice, tips & more
Oxford, Mississippi
About Ole Miss
Location: Oxford, Mississippi
Enrollment: 22,456
Type: Public, Co-Ed
City Population: 21,634
Climate: 13.4°C - 33.1°C
U.S. News Rank: #160
International Student Rate: 1.6%
"At most other campuses, you're just a number, whereas here I don't feel that way, especially in my department because, in a big way, your department becomes your university experience. It's this whole small family thing, which helps you develop fast and easily integrate into the society, and with people being from different places, there's so much to learn."
“Honestly, I lived in a capital city with 4 million people, and I hated crowd and pollution. I grew up in a small village though. And I always wanted to live in a small town. In addition, I was looking for a good scholarship in a good university. Ole Miss was a perfect match for me. One of my friends was already at Ole Miss when I started my application and he told me this is a great university for sure. Now that I am here, I am so happy with my decision.”
“Having a degree from Ole Miss will be awesome. My family would never have been able to afford sending me to a big university outside of Brazil. Only here would I have such a wonderful opportunity to play soccer and earn my degree at the same time.”
Raffaelle - Brazil
“I applied the teamwork and problem-solving skills I have developed in the Ole Miss chemical engineering department and the Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME), was able to see how business and engineering combine to form a successful corporation, and became familiar with pieces of equipment to which I only had exposure to through assignments, all while contributing to the company by completing meaningful projects.”