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Mississippi State University

Department of Biological Sciences

Mississippi State, MS

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Mississippi State University

Overview

Mississippi State University / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Mississippi State, MS, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biological sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological sciences
Master of Science (MS) General biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Thesis Required
Comprehensive oral or written exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Comprehensive oral or written exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

86
Applied
42
Accepted
34
Enrolled
49%

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 on last 60 hours of undergraduate courses
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

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

Student Body

91
Total Graduate Students
43%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
56%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.1%
Black or African American 2.2%
White or Caucasian 71%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.2%
Unknown 1.1%

Gender

Male (41%)
Female (58%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 1
Male (12)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Botany, zoology, microbiology, ecology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,643,000

Location & Contact

Address PO Box GY
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. Angus Dawe
Professor and Head
Email: dawe@biology.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-3120
Fax: 662-325-7939