Mississippi State University

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Mississippi State University Review

Mississippi State, MS, Lee Boulevard
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Mississippi State University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 20,873 students and offering 159 degrees in Mississippi State, MS.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Mississippi State University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Business
774 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
99
27
Business Administration and Management
221
98
4
Commerce
0
Business/managerial Economics
17
0
0
Economics
9
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
70
Finance
75
Insurance
9
Marketing/marketing Management
132
Real Estate
2
Taxation
11
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
714 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Teacher Education
11
8
Applied Mathematics
2
Business Teacher Education
20
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
2
Community College Education
17
14
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
40
1
Curriculum and Instruction
2
Education
25
0
Educational Leadership and Administration
16
Elementary and Middle School Administration/principalship
11
Elementary Education and Teaching
143
10
0
English Language and Literature
30
11
Foreign Languages and Literatures
35
5
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
4
Liberal Arts
4
Music Teacher Education
11
Secondary Education and Teaching
47
40
Special Education and Teaching
25
7
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
155
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
2
8
3
Technical Teacher Education
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Engineering
688 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
37
11
Architecture
31
0
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
54
4
2
Chemical Engineering
59
5
Civil Engineering
64
19
Computer Engineering
18
0
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
39
12
13
Engineering
17
Engineering
12
14
Industrial Engineering
37
6
4
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians
14
Industrial Technology/technician
46
Interior Architecture
11
Landscape Architecture
10
5
Mechanical Engineering
116
10
Natural Resources/conservation
14
Wood Science and Wood Products/pulp and Paper Technology
4
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Human and Social Sciences
613 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
18
3
Educational Psychology
43
7
8
History
34
14
2
Human Development and Family Studies
3
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
192
Philosophy
18
Political Science
50
2
Psychology
129
9
Public Administration
20
3
Social Work
38
Sociology
9
6
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Mathematics and Science
476 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
47
Biological and Physical Sciences
3
3
Biology
95
27
1
Chemistry
16
5
11
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences
4
Geology/earth Science
83
97
Mathematics
21
7
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
24
Molecular Biology
3
Physics
3
8
Statistics
7
Systems Science and Theory
1
Zoology
7
3
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
437 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist
3
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies
31
1
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
275
26
Toxicology
2
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant
12
Veterinary Medicine
80
Veterinary Sciences/veterinary Clinical Sciences
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Agriculture
289 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Business Operations
29
Agricultural Business and Management
2
Agricultural Economics
3
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
19
35
6
Agronomy and Crop Science
16
Animal Sciences
46
Food Science
16
Forestry
30
8
Horticultural Science
9
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
7
Poultry Science
14
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology
4
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
37
8
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
93 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
31
14
6
Management Information Systems
33
9
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Legal and Law
64 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Criminology
64
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Art and Design
57 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Culinary Science
2
Music
3
Visual and Performing Arts
52
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Trades and Careers
17 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Management
17
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Mississippi State University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
Business Administration and Management
Civil Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering
Forestry
Industrial Engineering
Management Information Systems
Mechanical Engineering
Secondary Education and Teaching
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized institution accreditations:
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Mississippi State Hospital Psychology Internship)
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (College of Veterinary Medicine)
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Industrial Technology, Class of 1986

Education that prepares you for the real world.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Engineering/MBA, Class of 1991

Very applications oriented/Co-Op program/Career Center/Alumni assistance...

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business, Class of 1981

dunno about now. Too long ago.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2012

They had a career center for students to go to anytime to get help with writing essays, resumes, applying for jobs, practice interviews, etc.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Class of 2005

Real world scenario group classes. In class Adobe training.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2012

Everyone is very friendly and open to others. One thing I will always remember is how courteous students were in traffic on campus. It is easy to find a group of people where you feel like you belong because there are so many activities to participate in. There is something for everyone! You don't feel like you have to be something you are not, and you don't get the feeling that only "rich" kids fit in here.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Accounting / Master of Taxation, Class of 2008

Everyone tended to look at school as training for a job, not learning for learning's sake.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Class of 2005

Great people. The "People's University." Awesome SEC Sports school.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2005

All of the above, clinical hospital

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2012

There are computer labs everywhere, the library has private study rooms with white boards/table & chairs where you and classmates can study together for a test etc. Some classrooms are new and modern, some are older and nostalgic of the school's beginning. The student union has great food choices and is similar to a food court. They also have a convenient store that has a modern gas station feel that I loved to go to. The dinning hall was very large and all you can eat of an array of choices. My friends and I did not have meal plans but felt like we were treating ourselves when we ate in both places! There are so many dorms on campus now that anyone should be able to find one they are comfortable with.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Class of 2005

Loved the dining hall when I was there and the student Union. They've changed since I left, and i'm not as big a fan.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 8 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2012

There are Christian sororities and fraternities that offer sisterhood/brotherhood for a much better price range than the other greek groups, for those that might not be able to afford it. There are more clubs than I can mention. There is a team that works on making the most economical car each year. Lots of events to show your school spirit. Bulldog Bash is a big event every year where the school gets several streamlined bands to come do concerts for free! The whole town gets involved.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Class of 2005

Left Field Lounge during baseball games.

Rated January 2016
CURRICULUM FOCUS
Mississippi State University Healthcare Program
UDC Contributor

If you want to make a difference in the lives of animals, the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State is a great place to start. Its Animal Health Center serves over 29,000 small animals, exotics, wildlife, horses, and livestock animals each year, so students get plenty of hands-on training to complement their top-notch academic studies. The university also is committed to advancing the discipline through student research and outreach – from administering vaccinations at local animal shelters to spending the summer in Uganda studying animal health challenges . You may even find yourself learning how to make models of spinal and skull injuries using the latest 3-D printer technology. Historically, the College of Veterinary Medicine has awarded the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and masters/doctoral degrees in specialized fields of veterinary medical science. But in 2010, the College began offering a bachelor’s in veterinary medical technology in response to a national shortage of qualified workers in this field. Years later, the program still reports 100 percent job placement of graduates.

Questions and Answers about Mississippi State University

Do you have questions about furthering your education with Mississippi State University? People are listening and are ready to help. Plus, we're pretty sure others have the same question you do!

Popular Questions
How are the career opportunities for college graduates in this city?
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Employers know that Mississippi State University produces a skilled talent pool. Couple that with a city government that actively seeks and entices business development and you have an area with good growth potential. In fact, Restaurant Business Magazine’s August 2015 issue ranks Starkville No. 5 nationally in its “Best Places to Open a Restaurant” market index.

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What major companies/industries are hiring what type of graduates/skills in this city?
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Mississippi State University employs more than 4,500 people in positions needed to keep a large research institution functioning: office managers, public relations specialists, tech support personnel, and more. Other major employers in the county include Sitel (a call center), Starkville Public Schools, Oktibbeha County Hospital, and Wal-Mart.

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Is this city more of a college town or a great place to start a career and family?
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On its webpage, Starkville bills itself as “Mississippi’s College Town.” While college students dominate, realize that keeping the state’s largest university operating involves a community of blended ages and talents. Starkville has a variety of apartment complexes, single-family homes, and even a retirement village. Also noteworthy is the fact that Starkville’s cost of living is about 14 percent lower than the national average.

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What do the locals in this city like to do for fun?
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Residents and students alike rattle cowbells to cheer on MSU’s Bulldogs at NCAA Division I sporting events. Others enjoy the arts through the Starkville Community Theater Company or the Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Outdoorsy- types head to the lakes and nature trails of nearby Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.

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What's the dating scene like in this city? Will I meet my perfect mate?
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The gender distribution at MSU and in Starkville as a whole are relatively equal. Tailgates, concerts, festivals, and other campus and community events provide opportunities to meet new people – one of whom might be that special somebody!

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