The Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) is a program that supports and encourages highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education. Through JAMP students can receive support through undergraduate scholarships, summer stipends, internships, clinical hands-on experience, MCAT preparation, and mentoring. If students meet all criteria they can receive guaranteed admission to a Texas medical school and scholarships for medical school.

Steps toward participating in JAMP are described below, or visit the JAMP website for more information.

As a senior in high school:

  • Apply to College. Apply to a Texas college or university to enroll for the fall semester immediately following graduation from high school or a home-school program.
  • Take the SAT or ACT. You must earn a score not less than the mean for the state of Texas.
  • Apply for Financial Aid. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA and be eligible to receive a Pell Grant or an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) up to $8,000.

As a freshman in college:

  • Meet with the JAMP Faculty Director (JFD). The JFD will provide academic advising and assistance in applying to JAMP. Contact the Chemistry Department to speak to the JFD for MSU.
  • Complete at least 27 hours of undergraduate credit.
  • Earn at least a 3.25 GPA or higher and 3.25 GPA in science courses. (No more than 3 hours of AP credit can be counted toward this requirement).
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and be a Texas Resident.
  • Be enrolled full-time when the application is submitted.
  • Apply to JAMP by clicking on the 'Student Application' link. The application is available online starting in the spring semester. You may begin the online application on May 1 and must submit the completed application no later than October 1.

Program Criteria and Guidelines

Detailed program criteria and guidelines for acceptance to JAMP are available on the JAMP website.