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Mississippi State University

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations

Mississippi State, MS

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Mississippi State University


Mississippi State University / Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations is located in Mississippi State, MS, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Counseling/mental health
Master of Science (MS) Clinical mental health
Master of Science (MS) Psychometry
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Counselor education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Counseling/school psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Educational psychology/general educational psychology
Specialist in Education (Ed S) School psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Educational psychology/school psychology
Master of Science (MS) General educational psychology
Master of Science (MS) College counseling
Master of Science (MS) School counseling
Master of Science (MS) Student affairs
Master of Science (MS) Rehabilitation counseling

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 33
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (taken within the last five years)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Comprehensive oral and written exam


Acceptance Rate



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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (taken within the last five years)
Master's Degree Requirements BS with minimum GPA of 2.75 on last 60 hours
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements MS from CACREP- or CORE-accredited program in counseling
Additional Entrance Requirements MS in counseling or related field, minimum GPA of 3.3 on all graduate work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
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 February 1
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 5.41%
Black or African American 26.35%
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.68%
Unknown 0%


Male (15%)
Female (84%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 2
Male (5)
Female (14)


Focus of faculty research: HIV/AIDS in college population, substance abuse in youth and college students, ADHD and conduct disorders in youth, assessment and identification of early childhood disabilities, assessment and vocational transition of the disabled
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 9727
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. Daniel Gadke
Professor and Interim Head
Phone: 662-325-3426
Fax: 662-325-3263