Mississippi Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Mississippi that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree. Note: according to AbbreviationFinder, MS is the two-letter abbreviation of Mississippi.

Jackson State University
Jackson, MS 39217
(601) 968-2455
http:// ccaix.jsums.edu/

Mississippi College
200 West College Street
Clinton, MS 39058
(601) 925-3000
http:// www. mc.edu

Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762
(601) 325-7474
http:// www. msstate.edu

University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
(601) 232-7111
http:// www. olemiss.edu

University of Southern
Southern Station
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
(601) 266-4369
http://www. usm.edu

Mississippi State Overview

The state’s name comes from the Mississippi River, which flows south into the Gulf of Mexico on the western border. The river’s name derives from the Ojibwa word misi-ziibi , meaning “Great River” or “Father of the Waters”.

Mississippi is one of the states of the so-called “Deep South”: Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Parts of Texas and Florida are often included.

Hernando de Soto, a Spanish explorer, came to the country with his men in 1540 in search of gold and a passage to China. He was the first European to discover the Mississippi and went far into what is now the United States.

The first European settlement, Fort Maurepas, was founded by the French in April 1699. It is also known by the name “Old Biloxi”. An important trading post, Natchez was established in 1716 on the banks of the Mississippi River. The city is famous for its role in the development of the “Old Southwest”. Natchez is the southern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway , which runs 715 kilometers northbound and ends at Fairview, Tennessee.

After being ruled by the Spanish, British and French, the country became part of the United States of America after the American Revolution. During the years 1800 to 1830 the Americans bought more and more land from the Indians. Meanwhile, on December 10, 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state of the Union.

Before the Civil War, Mississippi was one of the wealthiest states in the United States because of its huge cotton plantations. Today, Mississippi has the lowest per capita income in the nation. Notably, residents’ charitable donations are consistently among the highest in the United States.

  • Countryaah.com: Provides list of counties in Mississippi in alphabetical order. Also covers top 10 counties by area and population.

Geographical location

The state is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, and Louisiana to the south, with a small stretch of coastline on the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi River forms the western border with Louisiana and Arkansas.

The major rivers in the state, along with the Mississippi River, are the Big Black River, Pearl River, Yazoo, Pascagoula, and Tombigbee. The largest lakes are Ross Barnett Reservoir, Arkabutla Lake, Sardis Lake and Grenada Lake.

Capital city: Jackson
Largest metropolis: Jackson
Nickname: The Magnolia State,
The Hospitality State
Motto: Virtute et armis
(Latin: through virtue and arms).