Graduate Students

2020 Geosciences Graduate Showcase!

We are accepting applications for potential graduate students to attend the 2020 Geosciences Graduate Showcase, to be held January 30 - February 1, 2020. This is your opportunity to visit the Mississippi State University campus, meet current Geosciences faculty and graduate students, and learn first-hand about our department and programs.  Please sign up for Geosciences Graduate Showcase through this link:

Hotel accommodations, meals, event tickets, and partial travel support are provided.

Welcome from the Graduate Coordinator

Welcome to the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University! I hope you found this graduate program webpage because you are interested in the Geosciences.

We actively seek an academically strong and diverse class of graduate students for our Earth and Atmospheric Science Ph.D. program and our M.S. programs in Meteorology, Geography, Geology, Geospatial Sciences, and Environmental Geosciences. Our M.S. programs in Meteorology and Geospatial Sciences offer both thesis and non-thesis tracks. The non-thesis track programs are designed to provide students with a practical, advanced education with more coursework in the chosen discipline. These programs are considered terminal with no expectation of continuance into a Ph.D. program.
We also offer several non-thesis track distance learning M.S. programs, including Applied Meteorology, Environmental Geosciences, and Teachers in Geosciences.

Please visit our faculty pages to learn more about each professor’s research interests, and please feel free to contact faculty members or me if you have any questions. If you are considering us for your graduate education, I encourage you to submit your application no later than January 15, 2020 for a Fall 2020 semester admission, especially if you intend to apply for a graduate assistantship. I also recommend that you visit our Geosciences Department, MSU, and Starkville. We are currently finalizing our plans for a Graduate Recruiting Weekend, tentatively scheduled for February 2020. Graduate applications are reviewed when completed application portfolios are received by the department, and graduate assistantship decisions are normally made no later than March. We encourage all new students to begin their studies in the Fall semester, although Spring semester admissions will be considered in extraordinary circumstances.

The MSU Graduate School provides additional helpful information about the admissions process, financial aid, and the University community. We appreciate your interest in our programs, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Best regards,

Renee M. Clary, Ph.D., F.G.S. 
Geosciences Graduate Coordinator