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Mississippi State University

Department of Finance and Economics

Mississippi State, MS

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Mississippi State University


Mississippi State University / Department of Finance and Economics is located in Mississippi State, MS, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied economics
Master of Arts (MA) Economics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
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? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Written and oral exams



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Previously-completed intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements BS with minimum GPA of 3.0 cumulative and over last 60 hours of undergraduate work, 3.25 on all graduate work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 575
TOEFL IBT score: 84
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

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 Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 14%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%


Male (71%)
Female (28%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 1
Male (14)
Female (4)


Focus of faculty research: Economics development, mergers, event studies, economic education, bank performance
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 9580
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. Kathleen Thomas
Phone: 662-325-2561
Fax: 662-325-1977