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Mississippi State University

Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Mississippi State, MS

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Overview

Mississippi State University / Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion is located in Mississippi State, MS, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Food science and technology
Master of Science (MS) Food science and technology
Master of Science (MS) Health promotion

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 21
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

73
Applied
23
Accepted
18
Enrolled
32%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
80
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 undergraduate, 3.0 graduate

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

86
Total Graduate Students
33%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
66%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.81%
Black or African American 13.95%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (23%)
Female (76%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 0
Male (11)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Food preservation, food chemistry, food safety, food processing, product development
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 9805
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. Marion Will Evans
Professor and Head
Email: mwe59@msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-5508
Fax: 662-325-8728

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