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Mississippi State University

Department of Chemistry

Mississippi State, MS

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Mississippi State University

Overview

Mississippi State University / Department of Chemistry is located in Mississippi State, MS, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 6

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 Thesis Required
Comprehensive oral or written exam
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
Comprehensive oral or written exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

94
Applied
70
Accepted
18
Enrolled
74%

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 Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 on last two years of undergraduate courses
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75

International Students

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

73
Total Graduate Students
68%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.74%
Black or African American 9.59%
White or Caucasian 19%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 0
Male (12)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Spectroscopy, fluorometry, organic and inorganic synthesis, electrochemistry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,228,000

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 9573
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. Dennis W. Smith
Professor/Head/Director
Email: ds2754@msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-3584
Fax: 662-325-1618

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