Graduate Students are an integral part of the academic and research missions of Mississippi State University and the College of Arts & Sciences.
The College of Arts & Sciences offers the Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in many areas of the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and physical and natural sciences.
Minors & Certificates
- Minor in Geosciences (Graduate and Undergraduate level)
- Environment and Sustainability Minor
- Geospatial and Remote Sensing Minor
- Broadcast and Operational Meterology Certificate (online and distance)
- Aeronautical Meterology Forecaster Certificate (online)
- Teachers in Geoscience Program (distance)
- Applied Meterology Program (distance)
- Environmental Geoscience Program (distance)
Deadlines & Dates
March 25, 2022 (Friday)
Deadline for thesis/dissertation and committee acceptance form submission for Spring 2022 graduation to the College for Dr. Travis’s review and signature.
April 8, 2022 (Friday)
Last day for initial submission of thesis/dissertation to the Library for Spring 2022 graduation.
Formatting templates and standards can be found below. If you have any questions regarding your formatting or the Library’s submission process, please call 662.325.2170.
You may send your thesis/dissertation a number of ways – e-mail it as an attachment (pdf, word) to Dr. Rick Travis (firstname.lastname@example.org), to Dr. Giselle Thibaudeau (email@example.com), to Dr. Tommy Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to (email@example.com). We no longer accept thesis/dissertations on jump drives or hard copy because of the risk of losing the small drives and papers.
The committee acceptance form needs to include all of your committee signatures before it comes to the Dean’s office.
We would prefer that you send your thesis/dissertation and committee acceptance form at the same time, but you can send them separately if you need, as long as everything makes it to our office by the deadline.
We would prefer that the graduate student deliver or e-mail (when appropriate) their committee acceptance form and thesis/dissertation. However, we understand that some graduate students are not on campus. If you need to have someone else deliver or pick up your thesis/dissertation/committee acceptance form, please let me know in advance who will be handling the deliveries (firstname.lastname@example.org or 662.325.0034).
Please do not send thesis/dissertation/committee acceptance form through campus mail. We prefer to have a single individual responsible for the paperwork to make sure it does not get lost.
The version that you intend on sending to the library for initial submission is what should be sent to the College. Please do not send us your thesis/dissertation before you defend.
Call or e-mail me immediately so that we are aware of your situation.
Our deadlines are usually one week ahead of the Library’s deadlines.
We’d prefer that you send your thesis/dissertation before the A&S deadline to give us plenty of time to review and contact you before the Library’s deadline.
If you are late to the A&S deadline, know that the time/days used by A&S to review will run against the Library’s deadline.
If you do not make the Library’s deadline, you will need to speak with the Office of the Graduate School to get an extension.