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Mississippi State University

Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences

Mississippi State, MS

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Mississippi State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Agriculture Animal science
Master of Science (MS) Agriculture Animal nutrition
Master of Science (MS) Agricultural life sciences Animal physiology
Master of Science (MS) Agricultural life sciences Genetics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Life sciences Animal physiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Life sciences Genetics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Agricultural science Animal nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Agricultural science Animal dairy sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required
Written proposal of intended research area
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Written proposal of intended research area

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

21
Applied
7
Accepted
5
Enrolled
33%

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 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 84
IELTS: Required 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 Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

26
Total Graduate Students
26%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 3.85%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3.85%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (46%)
Female (53%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ecology and population dynamics, physiology, biochemistry and behavior, systematics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 9815
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. John Blanton
Professor and Head
Email: jblanton@ads.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-2935
Fax: 662-325-8873

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