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Mississippi State University

Department of History

Mississippi State, MS

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Mississippi State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Europe
Master of Arts (MA) United States
Master of Arts (MA) Europe
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) United States
Master of Arts (MA) World history
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) World history
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Africa
Master of Arts (MA) Asia
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Asia
Master of Arts (MA) Latin America
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Latin America
Master of Arts (MA) Africa

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees 1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Comprehensive oral and written exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

27
Applied
21
Accepted
15
Enrolled
78%

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 April 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 on last two years of undergraduate courses
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Writing sample, minimum graduate GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

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

Student Body

58
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
81%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 8.62%
White or Caucasian 84%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.45%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 0
Male (12)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: U.S. political, diplomatic, military, social, and cultural history; modern Europe; Latin America; Asian history; African history
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box H
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. Alan I. Marcus
Professor and Head
Email: aim10@msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-7075
Fax: 662-325-1139