TAKE THE PATH THAT MOVES YOU
Are you a recent graduate with your eyes on the horizon? Are you motivated to continue mastering the knowledge and skills you gained through your previous college experience? Keep the academic momentum going and explore the master and doctoral degree programs at the UofM. Go Forward.
Are you a full-time professional with a desire to get to the next level? The flexible, affordable and accredited graduate degree programs at the UofM can equip you with the necessary know-how to help you rise. Step Up.
Are you thinking about switching to a more rewarding career? Follow your passion and keep pace with the everchanging needs of today’s workforce. Discover which industry is the best fit for you. Change Lanes.
The top-ranked, affordable and accredited graduate programs at the University of Memphis are designed to benefit both full-time students and working professionals.
At the University of Memphis, we can help you continue your and enhance the knowledge and experience you already possess. Are you ready to climb the ranks of your organization?
Let us show you the way. If it’s time for a turn in your career, we can help you determine the best industry to fulfill your passions.
At the UofM, you will find a comprehensive array of academic programs, outstanding faculty and a supportive environment conducive to graduate study and research.
As a major urban research university, the UofM enrolls roughly 4,000 graduate students in more than 120 degree programs, many of which are ranked among the best in the nation. Master’s degree programs are offered in 60 areas through seven colleges and four schools. The doctor of philosophy degree is offered in 26 areas through six colleges and three schools. The degrees of Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Liberal Studies and Doctor of Musical Arts are awarded through three colleges and one school. Education Specialist and Juris Doctor (Law) degrees are also offered.
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Welcome to the Graduate School at the University of Memphis! The graduate school exists to help departments sustain and develop high quality graduate programs, share best practices, support the advancement of graduate students, nurture career development and foster a positive culture for the next generation of scholars and professionals. We work with student life, health services, international student services and our office of career development to enhance student experience and prepare students for success.
Pursuing a graduate education is an investment in your future and there is no better investment than the University of Memphis. We are a national leader in innovative graduate education, producing diverse and highly-skilled scholars and professionals who are making positive contributions to their local and global communities.
At the University of Memphis, you will learn from and work with nationally and internationally recognized scholars whose connections to corporate partners and academic colleagues will extend your research and employment opportunities. You will learn by doing, through various unique internships, research projects and professional learning opportunities. You will also build life-long connections with your academic peers and your professors.
We recognize that graduate school is a tremendous commitment of time, energy and finances. Many of you will pursue a graduate degree while working full-time, raising a family, serving in the military or caring for extended family. That is why we focus on offering outstanding programs that are affordable and flexible.
The Graduate School at the University of Memphis is here to help on your academic journey from admissions to graduation. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
Sincerely,Dr. Deborah Perron Tollefsen Vice Provost, Dean of The Graduate School
LET’S GET TO WORK.
This is a city that has changed the world in more ways than one. Memphis sits at the crossroads of international commerce, culture and creativity. Memphians don’t sit around and wait for things to happen, they jump in and get their hands dirty.
The UofM is no different. In fact, we consider the entire city an extension of our campus. The can-do, will-do spirit that powers Memphis permeates everything we do. We’re culturally diverse and complex. We’re an artistic force. We push boundaries and discover new ways of thinking. Most of all, we’re driven by hard work and getting results.
Take your career to the next level by learning from top-notch researchers and practitioners who bring their findings and experience into the classroom. Whether you’re learning how to engage investors for your entrepreneurial adventure or cutting-edge approaches to treating patients, you’ll receive practical training and support from dedicated faculty who want you to succeed.
FROM THE EXPERTS LEARN
Dr. Gary Bowlin Herff College of Engineering
Memphis has long been a worldwide leader in the area of bioscience.
Putting Herff on the map in this high-tech field is Dr. Bowlin and his Tissue Template Engineering and Regeneration Laboratory. Bowlin and his team work tirelessly on research in tissue engineering, which is leading to products that drastically improve quality of life. Currently, Bowlin is closing in on advancements in cartilage repair.
Dr. Cyril Chang Department of Economics, Fogelman College of Business & Economics
Dr. Chang, professor of Economics, serves as the director of the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics. He also regularly conducts executive training seminars and workshops for healthcare professionals and executives. He has published hundreds of top-rated articles on a wide range of economic and health services research topics.
Dr. Melissa Janoske
Department of Journalism and Strategic Media, College of Communication and Fine Arts
Dr. Janoske’s research specializes in crisis communication. Her dissertation, which was funded by the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, detailed how online communities formed and aided individuals and organizations with crisis response and recovery. She has also published research on both crisis and social media.
Dr. Andre Johnson Department of Communication & Film, College of Communication and Fine Arts
Dr. Johnson teaches classes in African-American Public Address, Rhetoric Race and Religion, Media Studies, Interracial Communication, Rhetoric and Popular Culture and Hip-Hop Studies. He is currently editing the works of AME Church Bishop Henry McNeal Turner under the title The Literary Archive of Henry McNeal Turner.
Dr. Artina McCain
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, College of Communication and Fine Arts
Described as a pianist with “power and finesse,” Dr. McCain enjoys an active career as a solo and chamber performer, educator and lecturer. She has played nationally and internationally with her performances airing on radio shows in Chicago, Austin, Toronto and Hong Kong.
Dr. Latrice Pichon School of Public Health
Dr. Pichon’s research focuses on exploring the role of the faith-based community in addressing HIV awareness and prevention, partnering with community-based organizations to understand HIV outreach, care and utilization needs among vulnerable populations and using the application of communitybased participatory research approaches.
Dr. Michael Schmidt Department of Art, College of Communication and Fine Arts
Dr. Schmidt, associate professor of Graphic Design and Graduate Program coordinator, specializes in promoting children’s health and rights through his designs. He has worked with organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Duke Children’s Hospital, The Urban Child Institute, Shelby County Government and UNICEF Canada, among others.
OUR PROGRAMS ARE AWARD-WINNING, ACCREDITED AND
We know college is expensive and that’s why we offer a wide array of scholarships and graduate assistantships across campus.
Some of our graduate-level scholarships include:
• Van Vleet Memorial Doctoral Award
• The First Generation PhD Fellowship Program
• Morton Thesis/Dissertation Awards
• Part-time Master’s Fellowships
• And many more...
In addition to dozens of scholarship and fellowship opportunities, you may also apply for a graduate assistant position. If awarded a GA position, you will work 20 hours per week in addition to your courseload. In return, you will receive tuition reimbursement and a monthly stipend.
EXPERIENCE COMBINING RESEARCH WITH PRACTICAL
There are opportunities for on-campus employment. At the UofM, we strive to provide students with real-world, technical, resume-building work that offers compensation. We partner with influential companies and many students go on to work full-time for these same companies after graduation.
For example, University of Memphis Research Foundation (UMRF) Ventures Inc. hires UofM students for good-paying jobs with Fortune 500 companies like FedEx while facilitating collaborations with corporations, agencies and organizations that help to grow Memphis.
WE DON’T JUST TALK A GOOD GAME. WE BACK IT UP.
Top 25 Nationally-Ranked Programs by U.S. News & World Report
Audiology #17 Rehabilitation Counseling #21 Speech-Language Pathology #24
U.S. News & World Report Ranked Graduate Programs
Health Care Management #47
Online Criminal Justice #51-67
Social Work #88 Online MBA #89
Clinical Psychology #102 Earth Sciences #111
Math #127 English #133 History #134 Public Affairs #135
Law #137 Engineering #145 Fine Arts #147 Psychology #148 Online Education #150 Education #153 Nursing #155 Part-Time MBA #163 Biological Sciences #190
At the UofM, we offer dozens of academic majors that are tailored to serve your best interests. Most of these degree programs are offered in traditional classrooms settings, with day or evening classes available, and online. You can find the area of study that best suits your schedule, your lifestyle and your goals.
Advanced Studies in Teaching & Learning
Anthropology Architecture Art Art History Audiology Bioinformatics Biology
Biomedical Engineering Business Administration Chemistry City & Regional Planning
Communication Communication Sciences & Disorders
Computer Science Counseling Counseling Psychology
Creative Writing Criminal Justice
Earth Sciences Economics Education
Educational Psychology & Research
Electrical & Computer Engineering Engineering Engineering Technology English Epidemiology
Health Systems & Policy
Higher & Adult Education History
Instruction & Curriculum Leadership
Journalism & Strategic Media Leadership & Policy Studies Liberal Studies
Mathematical Sciences Mechanical Engineering Music
Nursing Nutrition Philosophy
Physics & Materials Science Political Science Professional Studies Psychology Public Administration Public Health Romance Languages School Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social Work Sociology
Speech-Language Pathology Sport Commerce Theater & Dance
PURSUE AN EDUCATION THAT LEADS TO CONNECTIONS
The UofM is located in a metropolitan area, home to some of the most renowned Fortune 500 companies, including FedEx, International Paper, AutoZone and many more. That proximity opens up a wealth of career, networking and internship opportunities for our students — making Memphis a great place to expand your education. Here is a small sample of our partnering companies:
AutoZone Baptist Memorial Health Care Bosch C.H. Robinson Cisco Cummins Elsevier FedEx First Tennessee Hilton Worldwide Homeland Security Intel International Paper Master IT
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Northwestern Mutual Orion Federal Credit Union
Raymond James Financial ReTrans Sherwin-Williams
Smith & Nephew Target Terminix Thomas & Betts Walgreens