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Departmental News

BIO Graduate Receives $140,000 Scholarship

(2018-12-17) BIO Graduate Receives $140,000 Scholarship - Please follow the link. - external link

Congratulations to Dr. Brown, Dean's Eminent Scholar

(2018-10-15) Congratulations to Dr. Brown, Dean's Eminent Scholar - follow the link for the story - external link

Online Master's in General Biology Student Focus

(2018-08-13) Online Master's in General Biology Student Focus - Steffany Perkins attended this summer's Capstone for Biological Sciences' online MSGB degree (Master of Science in General Biology). Follow the link for her story - external link

Loud Rock Music Can Hurt Animals, Ecosystems

(2018-07-16) Loud Rock Music Can Hurt Animals, Ecosystems - Dr. Brandon Barton's research discovers negative impact of loud rock music on animals and ecosystems. Follow the link for the article. - external link

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Contact Info

Department of Biological Sciences
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Mailstop: 9536
Mail: PO Box GY

TEL: 662.325.3120
FAX: 662.325.7939

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219 Harned Hall, 295 Lee Blvd,
Mississippi State, MS 39762


The Department of Biological Sciences at Mississippi State University is home to 25 instructors and tenure-track faculty and more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students. We offer three B.S. degrees (Biological Sciences, Microbiology, and Medical Technology) and three graduate degrees (an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences and an M.S. in General Biology, a distance program for science teachers).

Research in the Department represents the breadth of the Biological Sciences, including work in Cellular and Developmental Biology, Microbiology, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Our faculty have received research funding from all major federal funding agencies, as well as many state and private funding sources, and we have nationally respected faculty in each of the major research disciplines named above.

We invite you to browse the information provided here and to contact any of us with questions you may have about our work or potential studies in Biology at MSU. For open postions please go here.