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Mississippi State University

Department of Geosciences

Mississippi State, MS

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Mississippi State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Teachers in geosciences
Master of Science (MS) Broadcast meteorology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Earth and atmospheric science
Master of Science (MS) Professional meteorology/climatology
Master of Science (MS) Applied meteorology
Master of Science (MS) Geography
Master of Science (MS) Geospatial sciences
Master of Science (MS) Environmental geosciences
Master of Science (MS) Geology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 55
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 (for on-campus applicants)
Thesis Required for some
Comprehensive oral or written exam
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
Comprehensive oral or written exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

161
Applied
116
Accepted
96
Enrolled
72%

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 (for on-campus applicants)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Requirements Thesis-based MS with background in one department emphasis area

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

258
Total Graduate Students
73%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
26%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.69%
Black or African American 2.71%
White or Caucasian 74%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.78%
Asian 0.78%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.78%
Two or more races 2.33%
Unknown 1.94%

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 1
Male (16)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Climatology, hydrogeology, sedimentology, meteorology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
7,270,000

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 5448
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. John C. Rodgers III
Professor and Interim Head
Email: jcr100@msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-1032
Fax: 662-325-9423