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Graduate Programs

Academics

As a research institution, graduate education is central to the mission of Mississippi State University. With over 200 graduate programs, including many distance options, there is an academic program to meet almost anyone's career goals.

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Graduate Programs

Mississippi State University offers the following graduate degrees, majors, concentrations and certificates. Refer to the Graduate School requirements for admission and degree completion and to the specific departmental and/or program listings in the Bulletin of the Graduate School for further information. Direct program related and admission criteria questions to the graduate coordinator listed for your major of interest. General application questions, such as how to apply or to check the status of your application, may be directed to gradapps@grad.msstate.edu.

Graduate Programs Table

Major/Concentration

Degree Department and College
Websites

Graduate Coordinator

Departmental Requirements
Accounting (NT) Master of Professional Accountancy Adkerson School
of Accountancy

College of Business

Dr. Kelly Walker 
kw2369@msstate.edu
(662) 325-1632

Adkerson School of Accountancy

Aerospace Engineering (T; NT) Master of Science Aerospace Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Mark Janus
mark@ae.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2463

Aerospace Engineering-M.S.

Aerospace Engineering Concentration: Engineering Doctor of Philosophy Aerospace Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Mark Janus
mark@ae.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2463
Aerospace Engineering-Ph.D.
Agribusiness Management (NT) Master of Agribusiness Management  

Dr. Ardian Harri
Ah333@msstate.edu
(662) 325-5179

Agribusiness Management (Interdisciplinary Program)

Agricultural and Extension Education (T; NT) Master of Science School of Human Sciences
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Kirk Swortzel
kirk.swortzel@msstate.edu
(662) 325-7837
Agricultural and Extension Education-M.S.

Agriculture and Extension Education
Concentration: Agricultural Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy School of Human Sciences
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Kirk Swortzel
kirk.swortzel@msstate.edu
(662) 325-7837
Agricultural and Extension Education-Ph.D.
Agricultural Economics (T; NT)
Concentration: Agriculture
Master of Science Agricultural Economics
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Ardian Harri
ah333@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2751
Agricultural Economics-M.S.
Agricultural Life Sciences (T; NT)
Concentration: Animal Physiology
Master of Science   Dr. Scott Willard
swillard@cals.msstate.edu
(662) 325-0233
Animal Physiology (Interdisciplinary Program)
Agricultural Life Sciences (T; NT)
Concentration: Biochemistry
Master of Science College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Natraj Krishnan
nk260@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2978

Biochemistry-M.S.

Agricultural Life Sciences (T)
Concentration: Entomology and
Plant Pathology
Master of Science College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences

Dr. Natraj Krishnan
nk260@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2978

Entomology and Plant Pathology-M.S.

Agricultural Life Sciences (T; NT)
Concentration: Genetics
Master of Science   Dr. Scott Willard
swillard@cals.msstate.edu
(662) 325-0233

Genetics (Interdisciplinary Program)

Agricultural Sciences
Concentration: Animal and Dairy Science
Doctor of Philosophy Animal and Dairy Sciences
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Jamie Larson
j.larson@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0040
Animal and Dairy Sciences-Ph.D.
Agricultural Sciences
Concentration: Animal Nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy Animal and Dairy Sciences
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Jamie Larson
j.larson@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0040

Animal Nutrition-Ph.D.

Agricultural Sciences
Concentration: Engineering Technology
Doctor of Philosophy   Dr. Joel Paz
jpaz@abe.msstate.edu
(662) 325-4798
Engineering Technology (Interdisciplinary Program)
Agricultural Sciences
Concentration: Poultry Science
Doctor of Philosophy Poultry Science
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Aaron Kiess
a.kiess@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3416
Poultry Science-Ph.D.
Agriculture (T; NT)
Concentration: Agricultural Economics
Master of Science Agricultural Economics
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Ardian Harri
Ah333@msstate.edu
(662) 325-5179
Agricultural Economics-M.S.
Agriculture (T)
Concentration: Animal Nutrition
Master of Science Interdisciplinary Curriculum Dr. Jamie Larson
j.larson@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0040

Animal Nutrition (Interdisciplinary Program)

Agriculture (T; NT)
Concentration: Animal Science
Master of Science Animal and Dairy Sciences
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Jamie Larson
j.larson@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0040

Animal and Dairy Sciences-M.S.

Agriculture (T; NT)
Concentration: Engineering Technology
Master of Science   Dr. Joel Paz
jpaz@abe.msstate.edu
(662) 325-4798
Engineering Technology (Interdisciplinary Program)
Agriculture (T; NT)
Concentration: Poultry Science
Master of Science Poultry Science
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Aaron Kiess
a.kiess@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3416

Poultry Science-M.S.

Agronomy
Concentration: Agricultural Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Michael Cox
msc15@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2767
Agricultural Sciences-Ph.D.
Agronomy (T; NT)
Concentration: Plant and Soil Sciences
Master of Science Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Michael Cox
msc15@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2767
Plant and Soil Sciences-M.S.
Animal and Dairy Science Concentration: Agricultural Sciences Doctor of Philosophy Animal and Dairy Sciences
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Jamie Larson
j.larson@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0040
Agricultural Sciences (Animal and Dairy Science)-Ph.D.
Animal Nutrition (T)
Concentration: Agriculture
Master of Science  

Dr. Jamie Larson
j.larson@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0040

Agriculture (Interdisciplinary Program)

Animal Nutrition Concentration
Major: Agricultural Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy Animal and Dairy Sciences
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Jamie Larson
j.larson@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0040

Agricultural Sciences(Animal Nutrition)-Ph.D.

Animal Physiology (T; NT)
Concentration: Agricultural Life Sciences
Master of Science   Dr. Scott Willard
swillard@cals.msstate.edu
(662) 325-0233

Agricultural Life Sciences (Interdisciplinary Program)

Animal Science Concentration (T; NT)
Concentration: Agriculture
Master of Science Animal and Dairy Sciences
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Jamie Larson
j.larson@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0040
Agriculture (Animal Science)-M.S.
Applied Anthropology (T) Master of Arts Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Molly Zuckerman
mzuckerman@anthro.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7519
Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures-M.A.
Applied Physics Concentration: Engineering Doctor of Philosophy   Dr. Henk Arnoldus
hfa1@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2919

Applied Physics (Interdisciplinary Program)

Applied Psychology
Concentration: Cognitive Science
Doctor of Philosophy Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kevin Armstrong
kja3msstate.edu
(662) 325-7657

Cognitive Science-Ph.D.
Applied Psychology
Concentration: Clinical Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kevin Armstrong
kja3msstate.edu
(662) 325-7657

Clinical Psychology-Ph.D.

Automotive Engineering Graduate Certificate

Bagley College
of Engineering

Dr. Randy Follett
follett@ece.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3073

n/a
Biochemistry (T; NT)
Concentration: Agricultural Life Sciences
Master of Science College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Natraj Krishnan
nk260@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2978

Agriculture and Life Sciences (Biochemistry)-M.S.

Biological Engineering (T) Master of Science Agricultural and
Biological Engineering

Bagley College
of Engineering

Dr. Steven Elder
selder@abe.msstate.edu
(662) 325-9107

Biological Engineering-M.S.
Biological Engineering Concentration
Major: Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural and
Biological Engineering

Bagley College
of Engineering

Dr. Steven Elder
selder@abe.msstate.edu
(662) 325-9107

Biological Engineering-Ph.D.
Biological Sciences (T) Master of Science Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Justin Thornton
thornton@biology.msstate.edu
(662) 325-8020
Biological Sciences-M.S.
Biological Sciences Doctor of Philosophy Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Justin Thornton
thornton@biology.msstate.edu
(662) 325-8020
Biological Sciences-Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering (T) Master of Science Agricultural and
Biological Engineering

Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Andrew Mercer
aem35@msstate.edu
(662) 268-1032
Biomedical Engineering-M.S.
Biomedical Engineering Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural and
Biological Engineering

Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Andrew Mercer
aem35@msstate.edu
(662) 268-1032
Biomedical Engineering-Ph.D.
Business Administration (NT) Master of Business Administration Graduate Studies
in Business

College of Business
Dr. Nicole Ponder
nponder@business.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1891
Business Administration
Business Administration (NT)
Concentration: Accounting
Master of Business Administration Graduate Studies
in Business

College of Business
Dr. Nicole Ponder
nponder@business.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1891

Business Administration (Accounting)

Business Administration
Concentration: Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Studies
in Business

College of Business
Dr. Nicole Ponder
nponder@business.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1891

Business Administration (Accounting)-Ph.D.

Business Administration
Concentration: Economics
Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Studies
in Business

College of Business
Dr. Nicole Ponder
nponder@business.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1891
Business Administration (Economics)-Ph.D.
Business Administration
Concentration: Information Systems
Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Studies
in Business

College of Business
Dr. Nicole Ponder
nponder@business.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1891

Business Administration (Information Systems)-Ph.D.

Business Administration
Concentration: Finance
Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Studies
in Business

College of Business
Dr. Nicole Ponder
nponder@business.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1891

Business Administration (Finance)-Ph.D.

Business Administration
Concentration: Management
Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Studies
in Business

College of Business
Dr. Nicole Ponder
nponder@business.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1891

Business Administration (Management)-Ph.D.

Business Administration
Concentration: Marketing
Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Studies
in Business

College of Business
Dr. Nicole Ponder
nponder@business.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1891

Business Administration (Marketing)-Ph.D.

Business Information Systems Concentration
Major: Business Administration
Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Studies
in Business

College of Business
Dr. Kent Marett
lkm2@msstate.edu
(662) 325-7001

Business Administration (Information Systems)-Ph.D.

Chemical Engineering (T; NT) Master of Science Swalm School of
Chemical Engineering

Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Neeraj Rai
nr373@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0790

Chemical Engineering-M.S.

Chemical Engineering
Major: Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy Swalm School of
Chemical Engineering

Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Neeraj Rai
nr373@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0790

Chemical Engineering-Ph.D.

Chemistry (T) Master of Science Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Joseph Emerson
jemerson@chemistry.msstate.edu
(662) 325-9500
Chemistry-M.S.
Chemistry Doctor of Philosophy Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Joseph Emerson
jemerson@chemistry.msstate.edu
(662) 325-9500
Chemistry-Ph.D.
Civil Engineering (T; NT) Master of Science Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Farshid Vahedifard
farshid@cee.msstate.edu
(662) 325-0902
Civil Engineering-M.S.
Civil Engineering Concentration
Major: Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Farshid Vahedifard
farshid@cee.msstate.edu
(662) 325-0902
Civil Engineering-Ph.D.
Community College Education (NT) Master of Arts in Teaching Leadership and Foundations
College of Education

Dr. Stephanie King
sking@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7066

Community College Education-M.A.
Community College Leadership Doctor of Philosophy Leadership and Foundations
College of Education
Dr. Stephanie King
sking@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7066
Community College Leadership-Ph.D.
Computational Biology Graduate Certificate Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Andy Perkins
ap335@msstate.edu
Computational Biology
Computational Engineering (T; NT) Master of Science Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Manav Bhatia mb2908@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3623
Computational Engineering-M.S.
Computational Engineering Doctor of Philosophy Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Manav Bhatia
mb2908@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3623
Computational Engineering-Ph.D.
Computer Science (T; NT) Master of Science Computer Science
and Engineering

Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. T. Jankun-Kelly
tjk@cse.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7504
Computer Science-M.S.
Computer Science Doctor of Philosophy Computer Science
and Engineering

Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. T. Jankun-Kelly
tjk@cse.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7504

Computer Science-Ph.D.

Counselor Education Doctor of Philosophy Counseling and
Educational Psychology

College of Education
Dr. Joan Looby
jlooby@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3426
Counseling, Educational Psychology and Foundations, Ph.D.
Counselor Education Concentration EDU (T; NT)
Major: Education
Educational Specialist Counseling and
Educational Psychology

College of Education

Dr. Cheryl Justice (Starkville)
cjustice@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3426
Dr. Jeffrey Leffler (Meridian)
jleffler@meridian.msstate.edu
(601) 484-0187

Counselor Education-Ed.S
Counselor Education/Student Counseling and Guidance Services Doctor of Philosophy Counseling and
Educational Psychology
Dr. Cheryl Justice
cjustice@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-342617
Counselor Education/Student Counseling and Guidance Services-Ph.D.
Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Philosophy Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
College of Education

Dr. Rebecca Robichaux-Davis
rrr102@msstate.edu
(662) 325-7108

Curriculum and Instruction-Ph.D.

Diversity Graduate Certificate History
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Alan Marcus
aim10@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3604

Diversity Certificate Program

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Doctor of Philosophy Geosciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Renee Clary
rclary@geosci.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3915
Earth and Atmospeheric Sciences-Ph.D.
Education (T; NT)
Concentration: Elementary Education
Educational Specialist Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
College of Education
Dr. Rebecca Robichaux-Davis
rrr102@msstate.edu
(662) 325-7108
Elementary Education-Ed.S.
Education (T; NT)
Concentration: School Administration
Educational Specialist Leadership and Foundations
College of Education
Dr. Stephanie King
sking@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7066
School Administration-Ed.S.
Education (T; NT)
Concentration: School Psychology
Educational Specialist Counseling and
Educational Psychology

College of Education
Dr. Tawny McCleon
tmccleon@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7101
School Psychology-Ed.S.
Education (T; NT)
Concentration: Secondary Education
Educational Specialist Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
College of Education
Dr. Missy Hopper (Online & Starkville) 
pfh7@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3681
Secondary Education-Ed.S.
Education (T; NT)
Concentration: Special Education
Educational Specialist Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
College of Education
Dr. Sandy Devlin
sdevlin@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3747
Special Education-Ed.S.
Education (T; NT) Educational Specialist Instructional Systems and Workforce Development
College of Education
Dr. Chien Yu
cyu@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7260
Technology- Ed.S.
Education Doctor of Philosophy Instructional Systems and Workforce Development
College of Education
Dr. Chien Yu
cyu@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7260
Technology-Ph.D.
Educational Psychology (T; NT) Master of Science Counseling and
Educational Psychology

College of Education
Dr. Elaine Wei 
tw1518@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3641
Educational Psychology-M.S.
Educational Psychology Doctor of Philosophy Counseling and
Educational Psychology

College of Education
Dr. Elaine Wei
tw1518@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3641
Educational Psychology-Ph.D.
Electrical and Computer Engineering (T; NT) Master of Science Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Jenny Du
du@ece.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2035
Electrical and Computer Engineering-M.S.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Doctor of Philosophy Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Jenny Du
du@ece.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2035
Electrical and Computer Engineering-Ph.D.
Elementary Education (NT) Master of Science Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
College of Education
Dr. Rebecca Robichaux-Davis
rrr102@msstate.edu
(662) 325-7108
Elementary Education-M.S.
Elementary Education Concentration (T; NT)
Major: Education
Educational Specialist Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
College of Education
Dr. Rebecca Robichaux-Davis
rrr102@msstate.edu
(662) 325-7108
Elementary Education-Ed.S.
Engineering
Concentration: Aerospace Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy Aerospace Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Mark Janus
mark@ae.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2463
Aerospace Engineering-Ph.D.
Engineering (NT) Master of Engineering Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Kari Babski-Reeves
kari@ise.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1677
Engineering (Interdisciplinary Program)
Engineering
Concentration: Applied Physics
Doctor of Philosophy Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Henk Arnoldus
hfa1@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2919
Applied Physics (Interdisciplinary Program)
Engineering
Concentration: Biological Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural and
Biological Engineering

Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Fei Yu
Fy29@msstate.edu
(662) 325-7350
Biological Engineering-Ph.D.
Engineering
Concentration: Chemical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy Swalm School of
Chemical Engineering

Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Neeraji Rai
nr373@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0790
Chemical Engineering-Ph.D.
Engineering
Concentration: Civil Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy Civil and Environmental Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Farshid Vahedifard
farshid@cee.msstate.edu
(662) 325-0902
Civil Engineering-Ph.D.
Engineering
Concentration: Education Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy Industrial and Systems Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Lesley Strawderman
strawderman@ise.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7214
Industrial Engineering-Ph.D.
Engineering
Concentration: Mechanical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Yucheng Liu
yl86@msstate.edu
(662) 325-7308
Mechanical Engineering-Ph.D.
Engineering Technology Concentration (T; NT)
Major: Agriculture
Master of Science Interdisciplinary Curriculum Dr. Prem Parajuli
pparajuli@abe.msstate.edu
(662) 325-0206
Agriculture (Interdisciplinary Program)
Engineering Technology Concentration
Major: Agricultural Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy Interdisciplinary Curriculum Dr. Prem Parajuli
pparajuli@abe.msstate.edu
(662) 325-0206
Agriculture Sciences (Interdisciplinary Program)
English (T; NT) Master of Arts English
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Shalyn Claggett
src173@msstate.edu
(662) 325-8688
English-M.A.
Entomology and
Plant Pathology
Concentration (T)
Major: Agricultural Life Sciences
Master of Science College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Kenneth Willeford
ken.willeford@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0206
Agricultural Life Sciences-M.S.
Environmental Toxicology Doctor of Philosophy Interdisciplinary Curriculum
(Basic Sciences/Clinical Sciences/
Pathobiology and Population Medicine)
Dr. Russell Carr
rlcarr@cvm.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1039
Environmental Toxicology-Ph.D.
Exercise Physiology Concentration (T; NT)
Major: Kinesiology
Master of Science Kinesiology
College of Education
Dr. Adam Knight
Aknight@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2963
Exercise Physiology-M.S.
Fashion Design and Merchandising Master of Science College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Catherine Black
cmb1356@msstate.edu
(662) 325-6555
Fashion Design and Merchandising-M.S.
Finance Concentration
Major: Business Administration
Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Studies
in Business

College of Business
Dr. Nicole Ponder
nponder@business.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1891
Business Administration-Ph.D.
Food Science and Technology Concentration (T)
Major: Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion
Master of Science Food Science, Nutrition
and Health Promotion

College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Wen-Hsing Cheng
wcheng@fsnhp.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3200
Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion-M.S.
Food Science and Technology Concentration
Major: Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion
Doctor of Philosophy Food Science, Nutrition
and Health Promotion

College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Wen-Hsing Cheng
wcheng@fsnhp.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3200
Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion-Ph.D.
Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion (T)
Concentration: Food Science and Technology
Master of Science Food Science, Nutrition
and Health Promotion

College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Wen-Hsing Cheng
wcheng@fsnhp.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3200
Food Science and Technology-M.S.
Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion
Concentration: Food Science and Technology
Doctor of Philosophy Food Science, Nutrition
and Health Promotion

College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Wen-Hsing Cheng
wcheng@fsnhp.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3200
Food Science and Technology-Ph.D.
Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion (T; NT)
Concentration: Health Promotion
Master of Science Food Science, Nutrition
and Health Promotion

College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Wen-Hsing Cheng
wcheng@fsnhp.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3200
Health Promotion-M.S.
Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion (T)
Concentration: Nutrition
Master of Science Food Science, Nutrition
and Health Promotion

College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Wen-Hsing Cheng
wcheng@fsnhp.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3200
Nutrition-M.S.
Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion
Concentration: Nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy Food Science, Nutrition
and Health Promotion

College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Wen-Hsing Cheng
wcheng@fsnhp.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3200
Nutrition-Ph.D.
Foreign Language (T; NT) Master of Arts Foreign Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Salvador Bartera (Starkville & Online)
sb2419@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3480 
Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures-M.A.
Forest Resources
Concentration: Sustainable Bioproducts
Doctor of Philosophy Sustainable Bioproducts
College of Forest Resources
Dr. Rubin Shmulsky
rs26@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2243
Sustainable Bioproducts-Ph.D.
Forest Resources
Concentration: Forestry
Doctor of Philosophy Forestry
College of Forest Resources
Dr. Heather Alexander
heather.alexander@msstate.edu
(662) 325-5809
Forestry-Ph.D.
Forest Resources
Concentration: Wildlife and Fisheries
Doctor of Philosophy Wildlife, Fisheries
and Aquaculture

College of Forest Resources
Dr. Kevin Hunt
kevin.hunt@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0870
Wildlife and Fisheries-Ph.D.
Forestry (T; NT) Master of Science Forestry
College of Forest Resources
Dr. Heather Alexander
heather.alexander@msstate.edu
(662) 325-5809
Forestry-M.S.
Forestry  Doctor of Philosophy Forestry
College of Forest Resources
Dr. Heather Alexander
heather.alexander@msstate.edu
(662) 325-5809
Forest Resources-Ph.D.
Gender Studies Graduate Certificate Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Margaret Hagerman
mah1125@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2495
Gender Studies Certificate Program
General Biology (NT)
Online Only
Master of Science Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Donna M. Gordon (Online)
dg300@msstate.edu
MSGB@biology.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3120 
General Biology-M.S.
Genetics (T; NT)
Major: Agricultural Life Sciences
Master of Science Interdisciplinary Curriculum Dr. Scott Willard
swillard@cals.msstate.edu
(662) 325-0233

Genetics (Interdisciplinary Program)

Geoscience (T; NT) Master of Science Geosciences
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Andrew Mercer
aem35@msstate.edu
(662) 268-1032
Dr. Michael Brown (Online)
mike.brown@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3915

Geosciences-M.S.
Gerontology Graduate Certificate School of Human Sciences
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Joe Wilmoth
jwilmoth@humansci.msstate.edu
(662) 325-0918
Gerontology Certificate Program
Health Promotion Concentration (T; NT)
Major: Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion
Master of Science Food Science, Nutrition
and Health Promotion

College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Will Evans
we59@msstate.edu
(662) 325-5508
Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion-M.S.
History (T; NT) Master of Arts History
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Andrew Lang
afl78@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3604
History-M.A.
History Doctor of Philosophy History
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Andrew Lang
afl78@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3604
History-Ph.D.
Horticulture Concentration (T)
Major: Plant and Soil Sciences
Master of Science Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Michael Cox
mcox@pss.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2767
Plant and Soil Sciences-M.S.
Horticulture Concentration
Major: Plant and Soil Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Michael Cox
mcox@pss.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2767
Plant and Soil Sciences-Ph.D.
Family Science Master of Science School of Human Sciences College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dr. Tommy Phillips (HD&FS)
tphillips@humansci.msstate.edu
662-325-0655
Human Development and Family Studies-M.S.
Family Science Doctor of Philosophy School of Human Sciences College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dr. Tommy Phillips (HD&FS)
tphillips@humansci.msstate.edu
662-325-0655
Human Development and Family Studies-Ph.D.
Industrial Engineering (T; NT) Master of Science Industrial and Systems Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Linkan Bian
lb1425@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0570
Industrial Engineering-M.S.
Industrial Engineering
Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy Industrial and Systems Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Linkan Bian
lb1425@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0570
Industrial and Systems Engineering-Ph.D.
Information Systems (NT) Master of Science in Information Systems Management and Information Systems
College of Business
Dr. Nicole Ponder
nponder@business.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1891
Information Systems-M.S.
Instructional Systems and Workforce Development Doctor of Philosophy Instructional Systems and Workforce Development
College of Education
Dr. Chien Yu
cyu@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7260
Instructional Systems and Workforce Development-Ph.D.
Instructional Technology (NT) Master of Science in Instructional Technology Instructional Systems and Workforce Development
College of Education

Dr. Chien Yu
cyu@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7260
Dr. Sang Joon Lee (Online)
slee@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-8317

Instructional Technology-M.S.
Kinesiology (T; NT)
Concentrations: Exercise Physiology, Sport Administration, Disability Studies, and Sport Pedagogy
Master of Science Kinesiology
College of Education
Dr. Adam Knight
aknight@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2963
Kinesiology-M.S.
Kinesiology Doctor of Philosophy Kinesiology
College of Education
Dr. Adam Knight
aknight@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2963
Kinesiology-M.S.
Landscape Architecture (T) Master of Landscape Architecture Landscape Architecture
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Chuo Li
cl1004@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3012
Landscape Architecture-M.L.A.
Life Sciences
Concentration: Animal Physiology
Doctor of Philosophy Interdisciplinary Curriculum Dr. Scott Willard
swillard@cals.msstate.edu
(662) 325-0233
Animal Physiology-Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Program)
Life Sciences
Concentration: Entomology and
Plant Pathology
Doctor of Philosophy College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Kenneth Willeford
Kwilleford@bch.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2085
Entomology and Plant Pathology-Ph.D.
Life Sciences
Concentration: Genetics
Doctor of Philosophy Interdisciplinary Curriculum Dr. Scott Willard
swillard@cals.msstate.edu
(662) 325-0233

Genetics-Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Program)

Management Concentration
Major: Business Administration
Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Studies
in Business

College of Business
Dr. Nicole Ponder
nponder@business.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1891
Business Administration-Ph.D.
Marketing Concentration
Major: Business Administration
Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Studies
in Business

College of Business
Dr. Nicole Ponder
nponder@business.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1891
Business Administration-Ph.D.
Master of Physician Assistant Studies Master of Physician Assistant Studies Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Dr. Debra S. Munsell
pa@meridian.msstate.edu
(601) 696-2320

Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Materials Engineering Graduate Certificate Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Rooban Thirumalai rthirumalai@i2at.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7998
Materials Engineering Certificate Program
Mathematics (T; NT) Master of Science Mathematics and Statistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Mohammad Sepehrifar
msepehrifar@math.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7145
Mathematics-M.S.
Mathematical Sciences Doctor of Philosophy Mathematics and Statistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Mohammad Sepehrifar
msepehrifar@math.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7145
Mathematical Sciences-Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering (T; NT) Master of Science Mechanical Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Yucheng Liu
yl86@msstate.edu
(662) 325-8231
Mechanical Engineering-M.S.
Mechanical Engineering Concentration
Major: Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering
Bagley College
of Engineering
Dr. Yucheng Liu
yl86@msstate.edu
(662) 325-8231

Mechanical Engineering-Ph.D.

Molecular Biology Doctor of Philosophy College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Kenneth Willeford
kwilleford@bch.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2651
Molecular Biology-Ph.D.
Music (NT) Master of Music Education Department of Music Dr. Gary Packwood
gary.packwood@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3490
Music-M.M.E.
Nutrition Concentration (T)
Major: Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion
Master of Science Food Science, Nutrition
and Health Promotion

College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Will Evans
mwe59@msstate.edu
(662) 325-5508
Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion-M.S.
Nutrition Concentration
Major: Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion
Doctor of Philosophy Food Science, Nutrition
and Health Promotion

College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Will Evans
mwe59@msstate.edu
(662) 325-5508
Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion-Ph.D.
Physics (T; NT) Master of Science Physics and Astronomy
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Henk F. Arnoldus
hfa1@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2806
Physics-M.S.
Physics Doctor of Philosophy

Physics and Astronomy
College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Henk F. Arnoldus
hfa1@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2806
Physics-Ph.D.

Plant and Soil Sciences
Concentration: Agronomy

Doctor of Philosophy Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Michael Cox
msc15@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2767
Plant and Soil Sciences (Agronomy)-Ph.D.
Plant and Soil Sciences
Concentration: Horticulture
Doctor of Philosophy Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Michael Cox
msc15@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2767
Plant and Soil Sciences (Horticulture)-Ph.D.
Plant and Soil Sciences
Concentration: Weed Science
Doctor of Philosophy Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Michael Cox
msc15@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2767
Plant and Soil Sciences (Weed Science)-Ph.D.
Plant and Soil Sciences (T; NT)
Concentration: Agronomy
Master of Science Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Michael Cox
msc15@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2767
Plant and Soil Sciences (Agronomy)-M.S.
Plant and Soil Sciences (T; NT)
Concentration: Horticulture
Master of Science Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Michael Cox
msc15@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2767
Plant and Soil Sciences (Horticulture)-M.S.
Plant and Soil Sciences (T; NT)
Concentration: Weed Science
Master of Science Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Michael Cox
msc15@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2767
Plant and Soil Sciences (Weed Science)-M.S.
Political Science (T; NT) Master of Arts Political Science and Public Administration
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Michael Potter
mp2146@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2711
Political Science-M.A.
Poultry Science Concentration (T; NT)
Major: Agriculture
Master of Science Poultry Science
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Aaron Kiess
a.kiess@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3416
Poultry Science (Agriculture)-M.S.
Poultry Science Concentration
Major: Agricultural Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy Poultry Science
College of Agriculture
and Life Sciences
Dr. Aaron Kiess
a.kiess@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3416
Poultry Science (Agricultural Sciences)-Ph.D.
Project Management (NT) Master of Business Administration Graduate Studies
in Business

College of Business
Dr. Nicole Ponder
nponder@business.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1891
Project Management-MBA
Public Policy and Administration (NT) Master of Public Policy and Administration Political Science and Public Administration
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Michael Potter
mp2146@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2711
Public Policy and Administration-MPPA
Public Policy and Administration Doctor of Philosophy Political Science and Public Administration
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Michael Potter
mp2146@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2711
Public Policy and Administration-Ph.D.
School Administration (NT) Master of Science Leadership and Foundations
College of Education
Dr. Stephanie King
sking@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7066
Dr. Leigh Ann McMullan (Online)
lmcmullan@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7110
School Administration-M.S.
School Administration Concentration
Major: Education (T; NT)
Educational Specialist Leadership and Foundations
College of Education
Dr. Stephanie King
sking@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7066
School Administration-Ed.S.
School Psychology Concentration (T; NT)
Major: Education
Educational Specialist Counseling and
Educational Psychology

College of Education
Dr. Tawny McCleon
tmccleon@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7101
School Psychology-Ed.S.
School Psychology Concentration (T)
Major: Education
Doctor of Philosophy Counseling and
Educational Psychology

College of Education
Dr. Tawny McCleon
tmccleon@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7101

School Psychology-Ph.D.

Secondary Education (NT) Master of Science Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
College of Education
Dr. Missy Hopper
pfh7@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3681
Secondary Education-M.S.
Secondary Education Concentration (T; NT)
Major: Education
Educational Specialist Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
College of Education
Dr. Missy Hopper
pfh7@msstate.edu
(662) 325-3681

Secondary Education-Ed.S.

Secondary Teacher Alternate Route (NT) Master of Arts in Teaching-Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
College of Education
Ms. Katrina Miller (Online)
kmiller@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1999
Secondary Teacher Alternate Route-M.A.
Special Education Alternate Route (NT) Master of Arts in Teaching- Special Education Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
College of Education
Ms. Susan Steward
ssteward@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-0527
Special Education Alternate Route-M.A.
Sociology (T; NT) Master of Science Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Margaret Hagerman
mah1125@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2495
Sociology-M.S.
Sociology Doctor of Philosophy Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Margaret Hagerman
mah1125@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2495
Sociology-Ph.D.
Special Education (NT) Master of Science Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
College of Education
Dr. Sandy Devlin
sdevlin@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3747
Susan Stewart (Online)
sstewart@colled.msstate.edu
Special Education-M.S.
Special Education Concentration (T; NT)
Major: Education
Educational Specialist Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
College of Education
Dr. Sandy Devlin
sdevlin@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-3747
Special Education-Ed.S.
Sport Administration Concentration (T; NT)
Major: Kinesiology
Master of Science Kinesiology
College of Education
Dr. Adam Knight
aknight@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2963
Kinesiology (Sport Administration)-M.S.
Sport Pedagogy Concentration (T; NT)
Major: Kinesiology
Master of Science Kinesiology
College of Education
Dr. Adam Knight
aknight@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2963

Kinesiology (Sport Pedagogy)-M.S.

Statistics (T; NT) Master of Science Mathematics and Statistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Mohammad Sepehrifar
msepehrifar@math.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7145

Statistics-M.S.

Sustainable Bioproducts (T; NT) Master of Science Sustainable Bioproducts
College of Forest Resources
Dr. Rubin Shmulsky
rs26@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2243
Sustainable Bioproducts-M.S.
Sustainable Bioproducts Concentration
Major: Forest Resources
Doctor of Philosophy Sustainable Bioproducts
College of Forest Resources
Dr. Rubin Shmulsky
rs26@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2243

Sustainable Bioproducts (Forest Resources)-Ph.D.

Forest Resources Concentration
Major: Sustainable Bioproducts
Doctor of Philosophy Sustainable Bioproducts
College of Forest Resources
Dr. Rubin Shmulsky
rs26@msstate.edu
(662) 325-2243

Sustainable Bioproducts (Forest Resources)-Ph.D.

Systems Concentration (NT)
Major: Accounting
Master of Professional Accountancy Adkerson School
of Accountancy

College of Business
Dr. Clyde Herring
ceh4@msstate.edu
(662) 325-7451
Accounting (Systems)-M.P.A.
Taxation (NT) Master of Taxation Adkerson School
of Accountancy

College of Business
Dr. Clyde Herring
ceh4@msstate.edu
(662) 325-7451

Taxation-M.TX.

Technology Concentration (T; NT)
Major: Education
Educational Specialist Instructional Systems and Workforce Development
College of Education
Dr. Chien Yu
cyu@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7260

Technology-Ed.S.

Veterinary Medical Science (T; NT) Master of Science Interdisciplinary Curriculum
(Basic Sciences/Clinical Sciences/
Pathobiology and Population Medicine)
College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Larry Hanson
hanson@cvm.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1202

Veterinary Medical Science-M.S. (Interdisciplinary Program)

Veterinary Medical Science Doctor of Philosophy Interdisciplinary Curriculum
(Basic Sciences/Clinical Sciences/
Pathobiology and Population Medicine)
College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Larry Hanson
hanson@cvm.msstate.edu
(662) 325-1202
Veterinary Medical Science-Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Program)
Weed Science Concentration (T)
Major: Plant and Soil Sciences
Master of Science Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Michael Cox
mcox@pss.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2767

Plant and Soil Sciences (Weed Scinece)-M.S.

Weed Science Concentration
Major: Plant and Soil Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy Plant and Soil Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Michael Cox
mcox@pss.msstate.edu
(662) 325-2767
Plant and Soil Sciences (Weed Science)-Ph.D.
Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture (T) Master of Science Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
College of Forest Resources
Dr. Kevin Hunt
kevin.hunt@msstate.edu
(662) 325-0870
Wildlife, Fisheries & Aquaculture-M.S.
Workforce Educational Leadership (NT)
offered in conjunction with Alcorn State University
Master of Science Leadership and Foundations
College of Education
Dr. Stephanie King (Online & Starkville)
sking@colled.msstate.edu
(662) 325-7066
Workforce Educational Leadership-M.S.