Memphis, TN

School Details

The University of Memphis was founded under the auspices of the General Education Bill, enacted by the Tennessee Legislature in 1909. Known originally as West Tennessee State Normal School, the institution opened its doors in 1912. In 1925 the name of the college changed to West Tennessee State Teachers College. The college changed names again in 1941, becoming Memphis State College. In 1950 graduate studies were initiated. In 1957 the state legislature designated Memphis State full university status. Today, the University of Memphis is one of Tennessee's three comprehensive doctoral- extensive institutions of higher learning. Situated in a beautiful park-like setting in the state's largest city, it is the flagship of the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

UofM offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates, from the following colleges and schools:

  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Communication and Fine Arts
  • College of Education
  • Fogelman College of Business and Economics
  • Graduate School
  • Herff College of Engineering
  • Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management
  • Loewenberg College of Nursing
  • School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • School of Health Studies
  • School of Public Health
  • University College

UofM Global offers a large selection of fully online undergraduate and graduate degree programs in subjects such as business, education, engineering, health professions, humanities, and social sciences. 

Accreditation & Licensing

University of Memphis is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

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Art & Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts in African & African American Studies Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology Bachelor of Arts in English Bachelor of Arts in History Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Bachelor of Liberal Studies / Interdisciplinary Studies (TN eCampus) Doctor of Liberal Studies Master of Arts in English / ESL Master of Arts in History Master of Arts in Journalism & Strategic Media Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Master of Music in Music Education


Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Bachelor of Business Administration / Accounting Bachelor of Business Administration / Business Information & Technology Bachelor of Business Administration / Finance Bachelor of Business Administration / Management Bachelor of Business Administration / Marketing Management Bachelor of Business Administration / Real Estate Bachelor of Professional Studies / Organizational Leadership (TN eCampus) Bachelor of Science in Sport & Leisure Management Master of Business Administration Master of Professional Studies / Human Resources Leadership (TN eCampus) Master of Professional Studies / Strategic Leadership (TN eCampus) Master of Science in Accounting Master of Science in Sport Commerce

Computer Science & IT

Bachelor of Professional Studies / Information Technology (TN eCampus) Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice Master of Arts in Criminal Justice


Doctor of Education in Higher & Adult Education Doctor of Education in Instruction & Curriculum Leadership Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies Graduate Certificate in College & Career Counseling Graduate Certificate in Community College Teaching & Leadership Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design & Technology Graduate Certificate in Literacy, Leadership, and Coaching Graduate Certificate in School Library Information Specialist Master of Arts in Teaching / Secondary Education Master of Arts in Teaching / Special Education Master of Professional Studies / Training & Development (TN eCampus) Master of Science in Educational Psychology Master of Science in Instruction & Curriculum Leadership Master of Science in Leadership & Policy Studies Master of Science in Physical Education / Teacher Education


Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Leadership Graduate Certificate in Health Systems Leadership Graduate Certificate in Population Health Master of Public Health / Environmental Health Master of Public Health / Epidemiology Master of Public Health / Generalist Master of Public Health / Social & Behavioral Sciences Master of Science in Health Studies / Health Promotion Master of Science in Nutrition / Environmental Nutrition


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Master of Science in Nursing / Executive Leadership Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner Master of Science in Nursing / Nursing Education Post-Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing Education

Psychology & Human Services

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Bachelor of Arts in Sociology Master of Social Work / Advanced Standing

Religion & Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy