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  • Sandra Schachat's research at MSU garnered national recognition

    Sandra Schachat's research at MSU garnered national recognition

    Sandra Schachat

    After graduating with a bachelor's degree in art history and archaeology, with high honors in entomology, from the University of Maryland, Sandra R. Schachat faced a tough decision.

    "I've always liked art and science, and when thinking about what I wanted to do in graduate school, I realized I really didn't want to choose between the two," she says.

    A New York native, Schachat had developed a special interest in the evolution of moth wing patterns and, along the way, came to learn about Mississippi State's entomology program and its Mississippi Entomological Museum. She decided to relocate to Starkville and enroll at the university.

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  • Mississippi State again among research top 100

    MSU third-year graduate student Marta Amirsadeghi of Starkville performs a lipid extraction

    MSU third-year graduate student Marta Amirsadeghi of Starkville performs a lipid extraction, part of her research into oleaginous microbes and their ability to grow on various lignocellulosic waste carbon sources, such as glucose, xylose or glycerol. Amirsadeghi's work is carried out in MSU Associate Professor Todd French's laboratory in the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering

    A new report from the National Science Foundation affirms Mississippi State as the Magnolia State's flagship research university.

    The recently released NSF Higher Education Research and Development Survey for Fiscal Year 2013 places the university at 96th overall among public and private institutions in the country, based on $206 million in total research and development expenditures.

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  • MSU ranks 16th among 'Best for Vets: Business Schools'

    Mississippi State is among the top 75 best four-year college and university business schools in the nation for military personnel and veterans.

    When conducting and scoring the third annual "Best for Vets: Business Schools" survey, "Military Times" compiled data focused on curricula and culture that cater to military veterans. Using a nearly 80-question analysis of a graduate business school's complete offerings for veterans, the survey also focused on cost in the context of military and veteran benefits, overall veteran policies and publicly available quality measures.

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  • MSU Electrical Engineering PhD student, Lee Hathcock, leads a group of researchers with NOAA

    Group in prepares to launch aerial vehicle.

    An unmanned aerial vehicle is prepared for launch on Thursday [Dec. 18] in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. Researchers with Mississippi State and NOAA are mapping sections of the Pearl River with the UAV to better understand where and how much water flows through the area and the impact it can have on local communities when hurricanes and other tropical weather systems develop. Photo by: Jim Laird

    A leading industry trade group spent two days in Mississippi last week, and a highlight of the visit was a survey mission led by Mississippi State researchers and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists.

    "We were very pleased to help host the AUVSI team in our state," said David Shaw, the university's vice president for research and economic development.

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  • New MSU kinesiology doctoral program begins with fall semester

    Kinesiology Ph.D Program

    Mississippi State University's kinesiology department will begin offering doctoral degrees in the fall. Here, master's-level students collect data to assess the oxygen cost of treadmill exercise. Photo by: Russ Houston

    Leaders agree, Mississippi State's new doctoral program in kinesiology represents the long-anticipated extension of the university's most popular undergraduate major.

    The College of Education's inaugural doctorate-level courses in the study of human movement begin in August with the 2015 fall semester. Before the introduction of this program, the highest academic level the kinesiology department offered was a Master of Science degree with concentrations in exercise physiology, sport administration or sport pedagogy.

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  • MSU graduate student wins national award for forage research

    Richwine Driving a tractor

    Richwine operates an Almaco 8-row plot drill being pulled behind a tractor to plant each plot.



    A Mississippi State graduate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is being honored by a national agricultural organization.

    Jonathan D. "Johnny" Richwine, who is pursuing a master's degree in agronomy, recently took first-place honors in the Emerging Scientist Competition of the American Forage and Grassland Council.

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Announcements & News

  • Congratulations to the Winners of the 2015 GSA 13th Annual Research Symposium - Click Here to see the complete list
  • Graduate Student Appreciation Week - April 6- 10, 2015 - Graduate Student Appreciation Week (April 6 – 10) is an annual event that celebrates our graduate scholars’ leadership and contributions to Mississippi State University. Throughout the week, the Office of the Graduate School will partner with the Graduate Student Association to show just how much we appreciate our graduate scholars. Click here for a list of daily activities and, for a chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card, be sure to participate in the “Snapshot of a Scholar” Enter contest here.
  • MSU hits 'very high research activity' benchmark - Mississippi State is among the nation's leading major research universities, according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In the foundation's latest analysis of American higher education, the state's largest public institution of higher learning is designated as "a very high research activity university," which represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting universities in the U.S.
    The Carnegie classification has been the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for the past four decades. Mississippi State is the only school in the state with the distinction, and one of only 108 nationwide. READ MORE
  • The Learning Center Spring 2015 Seminars Schedule - The following events are sponsored by The Learning Center for spring 2015. Please mark your calendars. All events are free to MSU students. There is no online registration. First come, first served-limited seating.
    Door prizes will be given. Verification of attendance can be provided upon request.
  • ADMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINES - Semester of Application: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • FALL 2015 Graduate Teaching Assistant Workshop and Classroom Certification - August 11-14, 2015 (Tuesday - Friday) and Classes beginning on Monday, August 17, 2015

Dates & Events

  • GSA Annual Awards Banquet, April 1, 2015, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Location: Mize Pavillon Banquet Room
  • Graduate Student Appreciation Week
    April 6-10, 2015
    Throughout the week, the Office of the Graduate School will partner with the Graduate Student Association to show just how much we appreciate our graduate scholars. Click Event Schedule

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