Pursue An Education Beyond Your Undergrad
Do you aspire to pursue a career in law or a broad range of health-related professions including dentistry, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, pharmacy, optometry, and other fields? Complete your undergraduate education at USM and gain admission to both local and private professional schools, in your field of choice, with our guidance! Understand what "Pre-professional at USM" means, schedule an appointment with an advisor and get started with your professional journey today!
Explore Our Pathways
Connect, Explore, Prepare, and Apply
The pre-professional office can assist you in making informed decisions as you connect, explore, prepare, and apply for admission to professional schools.
Our main goals are to:
Some of our services include:
Preparing for Success: At-A-Glance
Watch Our Virtual Info Sessions
Pre-Professional Open House Meet our staff and learn more about the services for those interested in health related professions or pre-law!
Considering Law School? Explore the law school application process with LSAC Ambassador Jennifer O’Connor
Law School Recruitment Roundtable LSU, University of Alabama, Mississippi College and Ole Miss representatives provide advice
Legal Considerations for Pre-Professional Students
Effective July 1, 2004, Section 37-29-232 of the Mississippi Code requires that students enrolled in a healthcare professional academic program undergo fingerprinting and a criminal background check before any clinical rotation in a licensed health care facility may occur. The background check typically occurs after the student completes an interview at the professional school. Some students are denied entrance into healthcare professional programs because of criminal incidents from their past or failing to report those incidents on applications.