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Mississippi State University

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Mississippi State, MS

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Mississippi State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Agribusiness Management (MABM)
Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 89
Doctoral Degrees 25

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, GMAT
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

217
Applied
98
Accepted
68
Enrolled
45%

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, GMAT
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 477
TOEFL IBT score: 53
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 4.5

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

386
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.33%
Black or African American 9.59%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.26%
Asian 1.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.04%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (55%)

Faculty

189
Total faculty
Full-time - 188
Part-time - 1
Male (139)
Female (50)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Animal and dairy sciences: biochemistry, molecular biology, biological engineering, human sciences, food sciences, economics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
92,049,000

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 9760
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. George Hopper
Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences/Director of Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
Email: dean@cfr.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-2953
Fax: 662-325-8580

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