12 months
25294 USD/year
25294 USD/year
9248 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology is a comprehensive department offering several degree pathways. The Entomology program at Mississippi State University is available as a thesis or non-thesis program. 


Biochemistry is the branch of science concerned with the chemical and physiochemical processes that occur within living organisms. Molecular biology is the branch of biology that deals with the structure and function of macromolecules, like proteins and nucleic acid, that are essential to life. Entomology is the study of insects and the impact they have on the health and economic well-being of mankind. Plant pathology is the study of plant diseases, their causal agents and methods of control.


The mission of the Entomology program at Mississippi State University is to advance knowledge and understanding of concepts in these disciplines for the betterment of student and clientele educational pursuits, and to contribute to the improved well-being and prosperity of communities, local and global, through teaching, research and outreach efforts within this interdisciplinary department.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar
  • Thesis Research/ Thesis in Entomology and Plant Pathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 SCH


On Campus

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a physical or life science with a strong background in the program discipline of interest (biochemistry, molecular biology, entomology, or plant pathology).
  • A minimum 2.75 overall GPA on a 4.00 scale.
  • Scored results of the GRE general test recommended but not required.
  • International students are required to have a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 500 PBT (61 iBT) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) score of 5.5 (non-English speaking international students)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25294 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25294 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25294 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25294 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9248 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9248 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Starkville

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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