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Mississippi State University

Department of Sociology

Mississippi State, MS

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15
Applied
9
Accepted
5
Enrolled
60%

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 April 15th May 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 15th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 on last two years of undergraduate courses or GRE; academic writing sample in English (student's choice)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Academic writing sample in English (student's choice)

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 February 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

32
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.13%
Black or African American 12.5%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (28%)
Female (71%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Community and regional development, criminology, natural resource development, family sociology, gender
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
11,369,000

Location & Contact

Address PO Box C
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. Nicole Rader
Professor and Head
Email: NRader@soc.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-7880
Fax: 662-325-4564

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