About Us

Message from the Chemistry Department Faculty

The Department of Chemistry welcomes you!  Mississippi State University has enjoyed a rich history in pioneering chemical education in the Southeastern region of the US since 1878, having the oldest ACS accredited program in the state. The department operates superb, state-of-the-art instrumentation facilities that support our research and teaching missions. We offer BA and BS undergraduate degrees with concentrations of American Chemical Society certification, PreMedical, or PrePharmacy. Our graduate program offers MS and PhD degrees in the four traditional areas of Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry as well as in the disciplines of Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, Chemical Education, Chemical Physics, Computational Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, and Materials & Polymers.

With research active faculty, you can expect to receive personal attention from your faculty mentor as you develop your own research skills and mature as a scientist. Faculty and students in the department benefit from a number of close collaborations with various departments, colleges, and institutes, such as the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Life Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, the Electron Microscopy Center, and the Institute for Clean Energy Technology.

Our commitment to excellence has been a hallmark of our department for over a century. Please take a moment to look at our website and discover what opportunities the Chemistry Department at Mississippi State University can offer you.