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Mississippi State University

Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education

Mississippi State, MS

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Mississippi State University

Overview

Mississippi State University / Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education is located in Mississippi State, MS, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Special education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Secondary education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Elementary education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Special education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Elementary education
Master of Science (MS) Elementary education Early childhood education
Master of Science (MS) Elementary education General elementary education
Master of Science (MS) Elementary education Middle level education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Special education
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Secondary education
Master of Science (MS) Special education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Early childhood education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Reading education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Secondary education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) General curriculum and instruction
Master of Science (MS) Secondary education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 68
Doctoral Degrees 4
Other Advanced Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

88
Applied
47
Accepted
39
Enrolled
53%

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 March 1st May 1st Yes
Spring deadline September 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 in junior and senior year, eligibility for initial teacher certification
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.4 on previous graduate work
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.2 on master's degree

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 April 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

208
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.96%
Black or African American 17.79%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.92%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.48%
Two or more races 0.96%
Unknown 0.96%

Gender

Male (24%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 1
Male (6)
Female (17)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Early childhood education, reading, rural schools, multicultural education, use of technology in instruction
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 9705
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. Linda Cornelious
Professor and Interim Head
Email: lcornelious@colled.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-3747
Fax: 662-325-7857

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