The purpose of graduate education at the University of Mississippi was first articulated by the Aims and Ends statement associated with the organization of the Graduate School in 1927. The statement is as follows: “The student who undertakes graduate study should understand at the outset that work of this character implies more than the acquisition of knowledge under competent instruction. He or she should aspire to a degree of knowledge of a given subject in order to make a contribution that is of original and independent value. This does not imply that much of the student’s energies are not still to be applied in the acquisition of facts universally accepted, a process that should continue through life, but in graduate study these facts are to be weighed, coordinated, and supplemented by the student’s own contributions.”
Additional appointment requests for daily campus visits can be made simply by replying to your confirmation email. You will need to sign up for an official visit and reply to the confirmation email with your specific requests. You will receive two emails: one stating that your requests were received and the other with your specific appointments once they are scheduled. Please note that all special appointment requests must be made at least one week in advance for the courtesy of the departments we work with in scheduling these appointments. Please be patient with us because we process appointment requests by the order in which the visit will take place. Also, the Office of Admissions cannot accommodate requests for special appointments during Saturday Special Events.