PROGRAM PROFILE

Program Rankings — Forestry (degree: PhD in Forest Resources), Mississippi State University


Program Rankings

Survey Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on 2 measures of quality. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 34 Forestry and Forest Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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15-31

Regression Based Quality Rankings
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Quality ranking (regression-based) out of 34 Forestry and Forest Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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26-33

GRE Scores
Source: NRC, 2003-2005

Average Quantitative GRE
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664

Financial Support and Tuition

Graduate Tuition and Fees
Source: IPEDS, 2009

Out-of-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$13,021
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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NA
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$724

In-State Students

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FULL TIME STUDENTS: TUITION
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$13,021
FULL TIME STUDENTS: FEES
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NA
PART TIME STUDENTS: COST PER CREDIT HOUR
$286

Application Fee

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GRADUATE SCHOOL APPLICATION FEE
$40

Living Expenses
Source: IPEDS, 2009

On Campus

ON-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$7,520
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$4,000

Off Campus

OFF-CAMPUS ROOM AND BOARD
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$7,333
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES
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$3,313

Type of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Types

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
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17%
RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP
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63%
FELLOWSHIP
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2%
TRAINEESHIP
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0%

First Year Support
Source: NRC, 2005

Data for full-time doctoral students in the fall of 2005


First year students with full financial support
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PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WHO RECEIVED FULL FINANCIAL SUPPORT
80%

Sources of Financial Support
Source: GSS, 2007

How graduate students in the program (including master's, doctoral, and professional degree students) paid for their graduate educations


Federal Support

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
2%
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
0%
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (EXCEPT NIH)
0%
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
2%
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
27%
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
2%
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
0%
OTHER FEDERAL SOURCES
10%

Non-Federal Support

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
39%
FOREIGN SOURCES
0%
OTHER US SOURCES
0%
SELF SUPPORT
17%

Tuition Remission
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Tuition paid by 2000–2004 Forestry (degree: PhD in Forest Resources) doctorate recipients from Mississippi State University


Median tuition remission

83%

Amount of Tuition Remission Granted

NO TUITION REMISSION
25%
LESS THAN 1/3 OF TUITION
1%*
1/3 TO 2/3 OF TUITION
4%*
MORE THAN 2/3 OF TUITION
70%

Graduate School Debt
Source: SED, 2000–2004

Debt for 2000–2004 Forestry (degree: PhD in Forest Resources) doctorate recipients from Mississippi State University


Median graduate school debt
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$0

Outcomes for Recent Graduates

Degree Completion
Source: NRC, 2010

Time to Degree

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Median years required to complete a doctorate (full-time and part-time students)

3.7

Completion Rates

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Fraction of students completing a doctorate in 6 years

67%

Employment Outcomes
Source: NRC, 2006 & SED, 2000–2004

Quality Assurance

Program collects outcome data about all of its graduates

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA ABOUT ALL OF ITS GRADUATES
YES

Employment Stats at Graduation

Job / contract / definite commitment
68%
Negotiating with specific organizations
10%
Still seeking
22%
Other
0%

Type of Job

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Postdoc
18%
Educational institution (nonpostdoctoral position)
32%
Private sector
24%
Government
26%

Primary Job Responsibilities

(For those with a definite commitment at graduation)

Research and development
46%
Teaching
18%
Management or administration
12%*
Professional services to individuals
21%

Job Location

(For non-US citizens on temporary visas with a definite commitment at graduation)

In the United States
52%
Outside the United States
48%

Student Resources

Student Resources
Source: NRC, 2006

Overall Resources

NUMBER OF RESOURCES OFFERED (OUT OF 18)
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13

Health Insurance

STUDENTS RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE
NO

Structured Oversight

PROGRAM COLLECTS OUTCOME DATA
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YES
ANNUAL STUDENT REVIEWS
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NO

Available Training

TEACHING SKILLS
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YES
PROPOSAL WRITING
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YES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE
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YES
WRITING
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NO
STATISTICS
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NO
RESEARCH ETHICS
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NO

Administrative Support

ORIENTATION
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YES
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION
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YES
TEACHING / RESEARCH PRIZES
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YES
ON-CAMPUS CONFERENCES
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YES
TRAVEL SUPPORT
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YES
STUDENT WORK SPACE
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION SUPPORT
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YES
GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION STAFF
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YES
GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
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YES
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
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NO
PROGRAM COORDINATOR MEETING
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YES

Research Activity

Research Activity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

Histogram of Rankings
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Research activity ranking out of 34 Forestry and Forest Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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16-33

Research Activity
Source: NRC, 2006

Publications

PUBLICATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.4
CITATIONS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.8

Grants

PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH GRANTS
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92%

Awards

AWARDS PER FACULTY MEMBER
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0.1

Demographics

Diversity Ranking
Source: NRC, 2010

The National Research Council ranked programs based on a measure of overall diversity. They generated 500 different rankings to simulate the effects of using different sets of evaluators and ranking programs in different years. Learn more.


Histogram of Rankings
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Quality rankings (survey-based) out of 34 Forestry and Forest Sciences programs


Range of Rankings
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31-33

Faculty Demographics
Source: NRC, 2006

Percent Female
FEMALE
11%

Percent Minority
MINORITY
0%

Doctorate Recipient Demographics
Source: GSS, 2007 and NRC, 2006

Sex
MALE
70%
FEMALE
30%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
81%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
19%

Race / Ethnicity
AFRICAN AMERICAN
2%
NATIVE AMERICAN
0%
ASIAN
2%
PACIFIC ISLANDER
0%
WHITE
77%
HISPANIC
0%
UNKNOWN
0%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
87%
PART TIME
13%

Demographics of all Graduate Students at the Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2007

Sex
MALE
51%
FEMALE
49%

Citizenship
US CITIZENS OR PERMANENT RESIDENTS
85%
TEMPORARY VISA HOLDERS
15%

Race / Ethnicity
BLACK / AFRICAN AMERICAN
16%
AMERICAN INDIAN OR ALASKA NATIVE
0%
ASIAN
1%
WHITE
65%
HISPANIC / LATINO
1%
UNKNOWN
17%

Full-time Status
FULL TIME
45%
PART TIME
55%

Program Size

Faculty
Source: NRC, 2006

Total faculty members
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24
Interdisciplinary faculty
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25%

Total Students
Source: GSS, 2007

Total
47
First year
9

Student-Faculty Ratio
Source: NRC, 2006

Graduate students per faculty member
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0.5

Graduate Degrees
Source: IPEDS, 2005-2009

2005–2009 Forestry (degree: PhD in Forest Resources) degrees from Mississippi State University


Master's degrees/year

11.4

Doctoral degrees/year

6.2

Contact Information

Contact Information, Program
Source: NRC, 2010


Contact Information

Contact Information, Institution
Source: IPEDS, 2009


Phone

(662) 325-2323 ext. 2323


Location

Mississippi State, MS 39762


*Value is missing. The value shown is based on the average for other programs in the same field. Learn more.

✝ Data are for all Forestry (degree: PhD in Forest Resources) degree recipients from Mississippi State University and may include graduates from more than one program.