Graduate Programs Overview

Mississippi State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Mississippi State, Mississippi. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,910 for Mississippi residents and $23,950 for other students in average.

It offers three hundreds nine graduate programs: 103 Master's, 106 Doctorate, 100 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 794 students have been conferred Master's degree and 247 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameMississippi State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
AddressLee Boulevard, Mississippi State, MS
Graduate School Students3,434 students
964 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$8,910
Out-of-State$23,950
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 309 Graduate Programs
103 Master's, 100 Doctorate, 100 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Mississippi State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Mississippi residents, the tuition & fees are $8,910 and $23,950 for non-Mississippi residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $495 for Mississippi residents and $1,331 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$8,800$23,840
Fees$110$110
Cost per Credit$495$1,331
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$10,436 (On-Campus) / $10,478 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$5,358 (On-Campus) / $5,358 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$25,904$40,944
Off-Campus Total$25,946$40,986
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$7,780$8,318$8,650$8,910$8,910
Out-of-State$20,900$22,358$23,250$23,950$23,950

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Mississippi State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 514 major areas - 100 Master's (1 online programs), 104 Doctorate (1 online programs), 99 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total794247-22
Men394114-6
Women400133-16
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
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Psychology
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Computer And Information Sciences
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Engineering Technology
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Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
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Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
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History
Agriculture
Natural Resources And Conservation
Architecture
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Personal And Culinary Services
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Engineering
Engineering Technology
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Philosophy And Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Human Services
Social Sciences
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
History
Agriculture

Graduate Student Population

Total 22,226 students enrolled in Mississippi State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 3,434 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,633 male and 1,801 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,838 full-time and 1,596 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 964 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 184 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total3,434
Men Students1,633
Women Students1,801
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total3,434
Full-time Students1,838
Part-time Students1,596
By race/ethnicity 2,252 White, 355 Black, and 65 Asian students are attending at Mississippi State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total3,434
American Indian /
Native American
8
Asian65
Black355
Hispanic125
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
2
White2,252
Two or more races44
Un-Known36
24 students are younger than 22 and 469 students are older than 65. The school has 2,056 students aged between 22 and 30 and 885 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total3,434
21 & Under24
22-24912
25-291,144
30-34557
35-39328
40 & Over469
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Mississippi State University, 964 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 184 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment3,434
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses964
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses184
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses2,286
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses964
Mississippi Resident373
Other State In U.S.575
Outside of U.S.16



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