2017-18 Academic Catalog

Degrees and Majors Offered

Graduate Degrees and Majors

Mississippi State University offers the following graduate degrees and majors.  University admission and degree completion requirements are located in the Graduate School section of this publication; specific program requirements are found in the respective department/program information.

Degree Major Concentration Thesis Non-Thesis Starkville Meridian Distance
No Degree Unclassified X X X
Master of Agribusiness Management Agribusiness Management X X
Master of Arts Applied Anthropology X X
Master of Arts Economics X X X
Master of Arts English X X X
Master of Arts Foreign Language X X X
Master of Arts History X X X
Master of Arts Political Science X X X
Master of Arts in Teaching Community College Education X X X X
Master of Arts in Teaching-Middle Middle Level Alternate Route (ADMISSION CURRENTLY SUSPENDED) X X
Master of Arts in Teaching-Secondary Secondary Teacher Alternate Route X X X
Master of Arts in Teaching - Special Special Education Alternate Route X X
Master of Business Administration Business Administration X X X X
Master of Business Administration Business Administration Accounting X X
Master of Business Administration Project Management X X X
Master of Engineering Engineering X X X
Master of Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture X X X
Master of Music Education Music Education Choral Music X X
Master of Music Education Music Education Elementary Music X X
Master of Music Education Music Education Instrumental Music X X
Master of Professional Accountancy Accounting X X
Master of Professional Accountancy Accounting Systems X X
Master of Public Policy and Administration Public Policy and Administration X X
Master of Science Aerospace Engineering X X X X
Master of Science Agricultural and Extension Education Leadership X X X
Master of Science Agricultural and Extension Education Teaching X X X
Master of Science Agricultural Life Sciences Animal Physiology X X X
Master of Science Agricultural Life Sciences Biochemistry X X X
Master of Science Agricultural Life Sciences Entomology X X
Master of Science Agricultural Life Sciences Genetics X X X
Master of Science Agricultural Life Sciences Plant Pathology X X
Master of Science Agriculture Agricultural Economics X X X
Master of Science Agriculture Animal Nutrition X X
Master of Science Agriculture Animal Science X X X
Master of Science Agriculture Engineering Technology X X X
Master of Science Agriculture Poultry Science X X X
Master of Science Biological Engineering X X
Master of Science Biological Sciences X X
Master of Science Biomedical Engineering X X
Master of Science Chemical Engineering X X X
Master of Science Chemistry X X
Master of Science Civil Engineering X X X X
Master of Science Computational Engineering X X X X
Master of Science Computer Science X X X X
Master of Science Counselor Education Clinical Mental Health X X X
Master of Science Counselor Education College Counseling X X X
Master of Science Counselor Education Rehabilitation Counseling X X X
Master of Science Counselor Education School Counseling X X X
Master of Science Cyber Security & Operations Cyber Defense X X
Master of Science Cyber Security & Operations Cyber Operations X X
Master of Science Educational Leadership School Administration X X X
Master of Science Educational Leadership Student Affairs & Higher Education X X X
Master of Science Educational Psychology General Educational Psychology X X
Master of Science Educational Psychology Psychometry X X
Master of Science Electrical and Computer Engineering X X X X
Master of Science Elementary Education Early Childhood Education X X X
Master of Science Elementary Education General Education X X X
Master of Science Elementary Education Middle Level Education X X X
Master of Science Fashion Design & Merchandising Design & Product Development X X
Master of Science Fashion Design & Merchandising Merchandising X X
Master of Science Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion Food Science and Technology X X
Master of Science Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion Health Promotion X X X X
Master of Science Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion Nutrition X X
Master of Science Forestry X X X X
Master of Science General Biology X X
Master of Science Geoscience Applied Meteorology X X
Master of Science Geoscience Broadcast Meteorology X X
Master of Science Geoscience Environmental Geoscience X X X
Master of Science Geoscience Geography X X
Master of Science Geoscience Geology X X
Master of Science Geoscience Geospatial Sciences X X X
Master of Science Geoscience Professional Meteorology/Climatology X X
Master of Science Geoscience Teachers in Geosciences X X
Master of Science Human Development and Family Studies X X X
Master of Science Industrial Engineering Human Factors & Ergonomics X X X X
Master of Science Industrial Engineering Industrial Systems X X X X
Master of Science Industrial Engineering Management Systems X X X X
Master of Science Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Systems X X X X
Master of Science Industrial Engineering Operations Research X X X X
Master of Science Kinesiology Exercise Physiology X X X
Master of Science Kinesiology Sport Administration X X X
Master of Science Kinesiology Sport Pedagogy X X X
Master of Science Mathematics X X X
Master of Science Mechanical Engineering X X X X
Master of Science Physics X X X
Master of Science Plant & Soil Sciences Agronomy X X X
Master of Science Plant & Soil Sciences Horticulture X X X
Master of Science Plant & Soil Sciences Weed Science X X X
Master of Science Secondary Education X X X X
Master of Science Psychology X X
Master of Science Sociology X X X
Master of Science Special Education X X
Master of Science Technology X X X
Master of Science Statistics X X X
Master of Science Sustainable Bioproducts X X X
Master of Science Veterinary Medical Sciences Computational Biology X X
Master of Science Veterinary Medical Sciences Infectious Disease X X
Master of Science Veterinary Medical Science Population Medicine Non-Thesis X X
Master of Science Veterinary Medical Sciences Toxicology X X
Master of Science Veterinary Medical Sciences Veterinary Medical Research X X
Master of Science Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture X X
Master of Science Workforce Education Leadership X X
Master of Science in Information Systems Information Systems X X X
Master of Science in Instructional Technology Instructional Technology Distance Education X X X X
Master of Science in Instructional Technology Instructional Technology Instructional Design X X X X
Master of Science in Instructional Technology Instructional Technology Multimedia X X X X
Master of Taxation Taxation X X
Educational Specialist Education Counselor Education X X X X
Educational Specialist Education Education-Technology X X X
Educational Specialist Education Elementary Education X X X X
Educational Specialist Education School Administration X X X
Educational Specialist Education School Psychology X X X
Educational Specialist Education Secondary Education X X X X
Educational Specialist Education Special Education X X X
Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural Sciences Agricultural and Extension Education X
Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural Sciences Animal and Dairy Science X
Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural Sciences Animal Nutrition X
Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural Sciences Engineering Technology X
Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural Sciences Poultry Science X
Doctor of Philosophy Applied Psychology Cognitive Science X
Doctor of Philosophy Applied Psychology Clinical Psychology X
Doctor of Philosophy Biological Sciences X
Doctor of Philosophy Biomedical Engineering X
Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration Business Information Systems X
Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration Finance X
Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration Management X
Doctor of Philosophy Business Administration Marketing X
Doctor of Philosophy Chemistry X
Doctor of Philosophy College/Postsecondary Student Counseling and Personnel Services X
Doctor of Philosophy Community College Leadership X
Doctor of Philosophy Computational Engineering X X
Doctor of Philosophy Computer Science X
Doctor of Philosophy Counselor Education/Student Counseling and Guidance Services X
Doctor of Philosophy Curriculum and Instruction Curriculum & Instruction General Education X
Doctor of Philosophy Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education X
Doctor of Philosophy Curriculum and Instruction Elementary Education X
Doctor of Philosophy Curriculum and Instruction Reading Education X
Doctor of Philosophy Curriculum and Instruction Secondary Education X
Doctor of Philosophy Curriculum and Instruction Special Education X
Doctor of Philosophy Earth and Atmospheric Sciences X
Doctor of Philosophy Educational Leadership Higher Education Leadership X
Doctor of Philosohy Educational Leadership P-12 School Leadership X
Doctor of Philosophy Educational Psychology General Educational Psychology X
Doctor of Philosophy Educational Psychology School Psychology X
Doctor of Philosophy Electrical & Computer Engineering X X
Doctor of Philosophy Engineering Aerospace Engineering X X
Doctor of Philosophy Engineering Applied Physics X
Doctor of Philosophy Engineering Biological Engineering X
Doctor of Philosophy Engineeering Chemical Engineering X
Doctor of Philosophy Engineering Civil Engineering X X
Doctor of Philosophy Engineering Mechanical Engineering X X
Doctor of Philosophy Environmental Toxicology X
Doctor of Philosophy Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion Food Science and Technology X
Doctor of Philosophy Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion Nutrition X
Doctor of Philosophy Forest Resources Forestry X
Doctor of Philosophy Forest Resources Sustainable Bioproducts X
Doctor of Philosophy Forest Resources Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture X
Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Applied Economics (NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) X
Doctor of Philosophy History X
Doctor of Philosophy Human Development and Family Studies X
Doctor of Philosophy Industrial and Systems Engineering X X
Doctor of Philosophy Instructional Systems & Workforce Development X
Doctor of Philosophy Kinesiology Exercise Science X
Doctor of Philosophy Kinesiology Sport Studies X
Doctor of Philosophy Life Sciences Animal Physiology X
Doctor of Philosophy Life Sciences Biochemistry X
Doctor of Philosophy Life Sciences Entomology X
Doctor of Philosophy Life Sciences Genetics X
Doctor of Philosophy Life Sciences Plant Pathology X
Doctor of Philosophy Mathematical Sciences X
Doctor of Philosophy Molecular Biology X
Doctor of Philosophy Physics X
Doctor of Philosophy Plant & Soil Sciences Agronomy X
Doctor of Philosophy Plant & Soil Sciences Horticulture X
Doctor of Philosophy Plant & Soil Sciences Weed Science X
Doctor of Philosophy Public Policy and Administration X
Doctor of Philosophy Sociology X
Doctor of Philosophy Veterinary Medical Science Computational Biology X
Doctor of Philosophy Veterinary Medical Science Infectious Disease X
Doctor of Philosophy Veterinary Medical Science Veterinary Medical Research X