School of Applied Sciences

The University of Mississippi

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Outcomes matter.

Where human science and service intersect, you’ll find graduates from Applied Sciences improving the lives of individuals and communities across the world. Our students find careers as researchers, registered dietitians, exercise physiologists, homeland security experts, FBI agents, social workers, elder care specialists, recreation administrators, attorneys, hotel and restaurant managers, event planners, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists, just to name a few.

University of Mississippi graduates are the best in the state at finding employment and keeping it, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education compiled in a new ranking from The data shows that after 10 years, 91.42 percent of Ole Miss graduates are still employed. That’s not only the best percentage of all Mississippi schools, but it also tops a number of institutions across the country. Ole Miss is among only three Power Five schools to tout its state’s highest graduate employment rate, with the other two being Auburn University and Georgia Tech. Did you know…

  • 100% of Communication Sciences and Disorders graduates from our M.S. program found employment upon graduation (2018 Alumni employment survey).
  • 92.7% of Hospitality Management undergraduates were employed full-time, and 85.5% of those grads were in hospitality-related professions (2013-2017 Alumni survey) after graduation.
  • 89% of Social Work grads found employment within six months of graduation (2016 employment survey).

Applied Sciences programs guarantee real-world experience. Through internships, clinical and practicum experience, shadowing and service-learning built into our curriculum, students have the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom to a practical setting. Students turn their passion for helping others into a lifetime of career opportunities through any of our undergraduate programs, many with unique emphasis areas for specialization based on your career interest:

  • B.S. in Applied Gerontology
  • B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • B.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition
  • B.S. in Exercise Science
  • B.S. in Hospitality Management
  • B.S. in Law Studies
  • B.S. in Social Work
  • B.A. in Sport and Recreation Administration

Diversity and inclusion matter.

Did you know the School of Applied Sciences has the most diverse student body of all schools and colleges across the university? Research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) indicates employers are looking to hire employees who are culturally competent and able to engage with diverse clients, colleagues and members of the public. All students benefit from the diversity and inclusion celebrated across Applied Sciences programs, within our student body and professoriate. Beyond enhancing students’ skills for today’s global workforce, colleges with a diverse study body advance all students’ civic engagement later in life (Bowman, 2010), boost their problem-solving and critical thinking skills, decrease racial bias among students, and help them grow both academically and personally (Eaton, Chirichigno, & National Coalition on School Diversity, 2011).

Applied Sciences Snapshot

Fall 18-19 data



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  • Eaton, S., Chirichigno, G., & National Coalition on School Diversity. (2011). The impact of racially diverse schools in a democratic society. Research brief no. 3. updated. National Coalition on School Diversity.