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Mississippi State University

College of Arts and Sciences

Mississippi State, MS

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Mississippi State University

Overview

Mississippi State University / College of Arts and Sciences is located in Mississippi State, MS, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Public Policy Administration (MPPA)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 152
Doctoral Degrees 45

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Comprehensive oral or written exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

688
Applied
396
Accepted
262
Enrolled
58%

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
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 on last two years of undergraduate courses
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 477
TOEFL IBT score: 53
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 5

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 Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

760
Total Graduate Students
43%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
56%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.87%
Black or African American 7.76%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.39%
Asian 1.58%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.26%
Two or more races 1.71%
Unknown 0.79%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

238
Total faculty
Full-time - 234
Part-time - 4
Male (151)
Female (87)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Graphic visualization, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), cognitive science, public administration, nuclear physics biotechnology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
37,730,000

Location & Contact

Address PO Box AS
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. Rick Travis
Dean and Professor
Email: rtravis@deanas.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-2646
Fax: 662-325-8740