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Mississippi State University

Department of Finance and Economics

Mississippi State, MS

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Overview

Mississippi State University / Department of Finance and Economics is located in Mississippi State, MS, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied economics
Master of Arts (MA) Economics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Written and oral exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

36
Applied
9
Accepted
5
Enrolled
25%

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 October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Previously-completed intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements BS with minimum GPA of 3.0 cumulative and over last 60 hours of undergraduate work, 3.25 on all graduate work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 84
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 Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

12
Total Graduate Students
83%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 16%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (25%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 1
Male (14)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Economics development, mergers, event studies, economic education, bank performance
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,006,000

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 9580
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. Mike Highfield
Professor/Head
Email: m.highfield@msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-1984
Fax: 662-325-1977

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