We're #1

We're #1

Poultry is the #1 ag commodity in Mississippi, contributing more than $2.7 billion to the economy.

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Great Fit

Great Fit

Poultry Science is a small, family-oriented department. Our student population is very diverse, offering any and all students a place to call home.

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Got Jobs?

Got Jobs?

We have 100% job placement for all graduates of Poultry Science.

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Scholarships

Scholarships

The Department of Poultry Science awards many scholarships. Your future career in poultry starts here.

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Poultry Science

The Department of Poultry Science at Mississippi State University is one of six poultry science degree granting departments remaining in the United States. Our research programs and teaching curriculum mirror current industry practices. As such, we have a large percentage of graduates that work in the industry and allied industry (62% as a current average). However, all graduates have opportunities for employment in the poultry industry. The department supports Mississippi's largest commodity, which has provided 100% placement of our graduates since the first Poultry Science degree was awarded in 1948. A very high percentage of our pre-vet students are accepted into vet school. A baccalaureate degree in Poultry Science is an excellent start to a career.