Real-life experience. Hands-on learning.

Our researchers and faculty are leaders in over 250 fields of study. That means you have access to a wealth of academic choices and challenges. So get ready to dive in, because our idea of an education is an up-close and immersive approach.

Take a look inside some of our academic programs in our virtual tour of campus


We're a campus that produces groundbreaking research for the benefit of mankind.
We're one of only two research-intensive public universities in Tennessee. Our undergraduates get unprecedented research opportunities in graduate-level labs.

Where self-expression flourishes.
Our nationally recognized arts programs currently employ and produce some of the world's most prolific musicians, artists, actors and writers.

And an attitude that anything is possible.
UofM is where your curiosity develops and your ideas begin. This is where you learn the true meaning of community and teamwork. Whatever your passion, you'll discover endless paths toward it at UofM.

Students come here from all over the world to receive bachelor's, master's, professional and doctoral degrees. They come here to do, to create, to learn, to grow. To improve the world. That's what Memphis does.

Our beautiful campus is home to the FedEx Institute of Technology, where world renowned researchers solve complex problems affecting society, and the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management, created by the late founder of Holiday Inn. Pre-professional training is available for students planning to enter dentistry, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy or veterinary medicine. The University proudly offers Air Force, Army and Navy ROTC programs.

UofM Global

Making our students' lives easier is important, so we offer convenient high caliber degree programs entirely online through UofM Global. We take the classroom to you. Our programs are developed by UofM faculty for UofM students. You even have an advisor ready to help you every step of the way, just like you would on campus. Your diplomas and transcripts are identical to those earned by UofM campus students.


What do you want to be when you grow up? With over 250 areas of study, you'll be sure to discover your career path at the UofM. The 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog lists college and degree options and provides specific degree requirements. Visit Undergraduate Majors, Minors and Concentrations for additional details.


Are you interested in starting a new profession or enhancing the knowledge and experience you already possess? As a major urban research university, the UofM enrolls roughly 4,000 graduate students in more than 120 degree programs, many of which are ranked among the best in the nation. Learn more, visit Graduate School or explore degree programs in the 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog.

Law School

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law offers students two optional dual-degree programs, one joint-degree program and a part-time program. As the only law school in Memphis (located in downtown along the Mighty Mississippi River) and one of the largest in Tennessee, Memphis Law gives students unparalleled opportunities for success.

Helen Hardin Honors Program

Top academic performers with big ambitions find a rich, diverse experience through our Helen Hardin Honors Program, the largest honors program in Tennessee. We combine the best of a small liberal arts school with the wide-ranging opportunities of a large, nationally recognized research university. While all of the 1,300 honors students excel academically, they also are part of a dynamic and diverse student body of more than 20,000 students. The program has produced Goldwater Scholars, Truman Scholars and Fulbright Scholars. Many departments within specific academic programs offer their own honors programs, so there are many ways for students to graduate with honors.