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Mississippi State University

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Mississippi State, MS

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Mississippi State University

Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Weed science Agronomy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Weed science Horticulture
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Weed science Weed science
Master of Science (MS) Weed science Agronomy
Master of Science (MS) Weed science Horticulture
Master of Science (MS) Weed science Weed science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 4

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 (for weed science)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral and/or written exams
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for weed science)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Minimum of 20 semester hours of research for dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

24
Applied
13
Accepted
11
Enrolled
54%

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 October 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (for weed science)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 (agronomy/horticulture), 3.0 (weed science)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (for weed science)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 (agronomy/horticulture), 3.25 (weed science)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 61
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 5.5

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

86
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 3.49%
White or Caucasian 74%
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 (24%)

Faculty

47
Total faculty
Full-time - 47
Part-time - 0
Male (41)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Bioenergy crops, cotton breeding, environmental plant pathology, row crop weed control, genomics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 9555
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. J. Michael Phillips
Professor and Head
Email: jmp657@msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-2311
Fax: 662-325-8742

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