Graduate Student Success
School of Applied Sciences

Graduate Student Resources

Academic Calendar, Catalog and Forms

The academic calendar provides important dates such as last day to add a course, priority registration, and important deadlines. Visit the academic catalog for graduate level policies, requirements, and other important information. Find graduate student academic forms such as the application to graduate and transfer credit request by visiting the Graduate School Forms Library.

Blackboard Help

Need assistance with Blackboard? Visit the Blackboard Student Help page.


The Office of the Bursar manages student accounts, assesses tuition and fees, provides monthly billing statements, and processes payments and refunds.

Campus Map

Looking for a specific building or location? Find your way around with this interactive campus map.

Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center consists of a team of dedicated professionals who strive to offer the best care possible in an atmosphere of respect. Services are in accordance with the legal limits of confidentiality prescribed by the state of Mississippi and with the direction of the codes of ethics of the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, and National Association of Social Workers.


Search for university faculty and staff through the online directory.

Financial Aid

For information regarding financial aid, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website. If you plan to apply for federal aid, check out our Guide to Federal Financial Aid. To check and receive aid, log into your account, go to the Financial Aid menu, and select “Award Notification”.

Library Services

The JD Williams Library team of faculty and staff are here to support you in all your endeavors while at the University; whether it be researching, studying or learning. The library boasts a print collection of 2,456,498 volumes, 304,866 e-books, 90,460 e-journals and 464 databases.

Online Course Success Strategies

Master your online courses by checking out these success strategies.

UM Thesis & Dissertation Manual

Thesis and Dissertation Preparation Manual

Writing Center

The goal of the Graduate Writing Center (GWC) is to provide free consultations to help graduate students produce successful academic writing by further developing effective writing skills. The GWC encourage writers from any discipline or department to seek assistance with any stage of the writing process: from conception to composition to revision, from first to final draft. The GWC helps writers develop strategies to improve their own writing.