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Students
Small town
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Overview

Mississippi State University / Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology is located in Mississippi State, MS, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Plant pathology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Plant pathology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Entomology
Master of Science (MS) Biochemistry
Master of Science (MS) Entomology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biochemistry

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Final oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Preliminary oral and written exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

22
Applied
5
Accepted
3
Enrolled
23%

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

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 61
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6

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
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

53
Total Graduate Students
15%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
84%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.77%
Black or African American 3.77%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

37
Total faculty
Full-time (37)
Part-time (0)
Male (30)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Fish nutrition, plant and animal molecular biology, plant biochemistry, enzymology, lipid metabolism, chromatin, cell wall synthesis in rice, a model grass bioenergy species and the source of rice Stover residues using reverse genetic and functional genomic and proteomic approaches
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 9560
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. Jeffrey Dean
Professor and Head
Email: jd1891@msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-2640
Fax: 662-325-8664