Mississippi State, MS
location
Public
type
Small
setting
74%
26%
student ratio
34
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
April 15
fall application deadline
50%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Sociology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 2
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • 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
    • Master's Degrees Thesis optional and comprehensive oral or written exam
    • Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required and comprehensive oral and written exam
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

50% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 26
    • Accepted 13
    • Acceptance Rate 50
    • Enrolled 7
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline April 15th May 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th September 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesminimum GPA of 3.0 on last two years of undergraduate courses or GRE; academic writing sample in English (student's choice)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, academic writing sample in English (student's choice)
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 477 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS recommended, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 15
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students34
    • Female Percentage74%
    • Male Percentage26%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students34
    • Part-time Percentage35%
    • Full-time Percentage65%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American15%
    • White / Caucasian71%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races-1%
    • Unknown or International Student9%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty19
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage74%
    • Male Percentage26%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchCommunity and regional development, criminology, natural resource development, family sociology, gender
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$11,482,000

Location & Contact

Department of Sociology

College of Arts and Sciences
Mississippi State University

PO Box C
Mississippi State, MS 39762
United States

Dr. Leslie Hossfeld

Professor and Head

Phone: 662-325-7880
Fax: 662-325-4564
Email: lh401@msstate.edu

Lakan Drinker

Admissions and Enrollment Assistant

Phone: 662-325-8951
Email: ldrinker@grad.msstate.edu

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