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Students
Small town
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Overview

Mississippi State University / Department of Political Science and Public Administration is located in Mississippi State, MS, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public policy and administration
Master of Arts (MA) Political science
Master of Public Policy Administration (MPPA) Public policy and administration

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
Comprehensive oral or written exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Comprehensive oral and written exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

54
Applied
47
Accepted
33
Enrolled
87%

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 August 1st May 1st Yes
Spring deadline December 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 on the last two years of undergraduate courses or graduate work
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum graduate GPA of 3.35
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 8

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 Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

61
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
49%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.28%
Black or African American 34.43%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.64%
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

15
Total faculty
Full-time (15)
Part-time (0)
Male (9)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American politics, international relations, state and local government, comparative government, public administration
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
811,000

Location & Contact

Address PO Box PC
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. P. Edward French
Professor and Head
Email: efrench@pspa.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-2711
Fax: 662-325-2716