ip target image
You are currently browsing our site with content tailored to students in your country

Our cookies

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience with personalized content, relevant ads and enhanced functionalities. By allowing all you agree to the use of cookies as per the cookie policy and remember you can manage your preferences anytime.

What will I learn?

Biochemistry Concentration: This program requires a minimum of 40 credit hours of coursework and at least 20 research hours above the baccalaureate degree (60 hours total), or if the student enters the program with an M.S. degree a required minimum of 40 hours past that degree utilizing a combination of coursework and research hours is expected (with a minimum of 20 hours of BCH 9000 – Dissertation Research). The program of study must include BCH 6603 and BCH 6613 (prerequisites), BCH 6414, BCH 6623 or BCH 8633, BCH 8654 or BCH 6804 (or equivalent BCH or Life Science-related coursework; students completing the split-level BCH core courses at MSU at the 4000-level are exempt from these classes, and other approved courses will be substituted in consultation with the major professor and the student's graduate committee), and two hours of Seminar credit (BCH 8101). The first formal seminar should be within the first 1.5 years the student is in residence. The final seminar will be a presentation of the final research results of the student. It is recommended that the doctoral program include enrichment courses to be approved by the graduate committee. The enrichment program would consist of 12 course credits or equivalent special projects or directed individual study related to the specific interests and needs of the student.


  • Plant Pathology Concentration
  • Biochemistry Concentration
  • Entomology Concentration

Which department am I in?

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (60 hours beyond bachelor degree; 47 hours beyond master degree)

Tuition fees
US$24,900.00 per year
USD $12,450 per Semester
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


Mississippi State University

Starkville Campus, 25 Old Main,

101 Montgomery Hall,



39762, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant must request an official transcript from the bachelor’s degree institution and from each college or university attended following the bachelor’s degree.

For international students

Prerequisites for admission include 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).

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 is required.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


Get in touch