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1701 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39210-0001
Financial aid office:601-974-1220
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Tuition + Millsaps Housing (2013-2014)Meals Per Week:21
Tuition Payment Plan:Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:950
Freshman Must Live on Campus: No
University Makeup (2013-2014)# of Undergrads: 888
# of Grad students: 112
Total Students: 1,000
96% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $123
28% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $1,578
100% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $19,941
59% receive student loans and the average amount is $6,608Net Price CalculatorFinancial Aid Website
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Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
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Average ACT: 26.0
Special ProgramsPre-Medical and Pre-Dental
Students interested in medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, optometry, podiatry, or veterinary medicine are urged to consult with a member of the pre-medical advisory committee in designing a program that will fit particular needs, backgrounds, and interests. Members of the committee have references listing the requirements and admission policies of all American allopathic schools (M.D.) and most related schools. Information is also available for other medical programs, as well as nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical technology, and related fields.
There is no required program of studies for persons planning to enter one of the ministries of the church. Undergraduate pre-seminary work at Millsaps should include significant work in the study of religion and philosophy and in the social and behavioral sciences. No one major is best. Students considering a ministerial career should consult with the chair of the Department of Religious studies or the College chaplain as early as possible. Given the special challenges of the practice of ministry, students should plan to undertake professional education in a theological seminary. The best preparation for such professional education is an undergraduate education with breadth in the liberal arts. Pre-ministerial students may also want to consider the concentration in Christian education (listed under Interdisciplinary Programs).
No particular major or sequence of courses is necessary for students planning to go to law school. Indeed, there is no ideal pre-law program applicable to all students. Instead, a student planning to attend law school should strive to attain and master the intellectual qualities that make one successful in the study of law: (1) the ability to think and analyze critically, and (2) the ability to write well.
Different students will learn, practice, and hone these qualities in different majors and in different courses across the disciplines here at Millsaps. To build the most appropriate program of study, students planning for law school should consult their major adviser, faculty that have been influential in their academic study, the career center, and the pre-law adviser.
The Law School Admission Test should be taken in the spring semester of the junior year or the fall semester of the senior year. During the junior year, the student interested in law school should consult with the pre-law adviser to begin preparations for the LSAT and the law school admission process.
Students who wish to prepare for a professional career in social work should plan a broad liberal arts program with a major in one of the social sciences, preferably sociology-anthropology. Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Anthropology, Marriage and Family, and Social Stratification are essential. Other courses that are strongly recommended include Sociology of Human Interaction, Theories of Personality, and Social Psychology. Internships can provide valuable practical experience with community social welfare agencies. Students are urged to consult with their faculty advisers to plan a schedule.
The Millsaps College Teacher Preparation Program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, and accredited and approved by the Mississippi Department of Education. This accreditation allows students who graduate from Millsaps to teach within or outside Mississippi. No major exists in secondary education. Students may minor in education and with the student teaching semester receive secondary licensure in their subject area, or students may major in elementary education. Secondary licensure is available in art education, biology, business education, chemistry, general science, English language and literature, drama (performing arts), social studies, mathematics, music education instrumental, music education vocal, physics, psychology, sciences, technology education, theatre, and world languages including French, Latin, Spanish, and German. Students may major in elementary education and receive elementary school licensure. Students may also minor in education. Numerous supplemental licensures are available including mild/moderate disability and gifted.
The licensure program, which is fully integrated within the liberal arts curriculum of the College, is streamlined and field-based to maximize student time and potential. The program allows undergraduates to explore teaching as a career option and to become fully prepared and licensed to teach successfully at the elementary or the secondary level within the regular framework of a Millsaps B.A. or B.S. degree. Students are encouraged to proceed through the licensure process in a sequential manner. Teacher licensure can be earned concurrently with any other major during the four-year undergraduate experience. For details of the licensure program fitting a student’s major and program of study, contact the Department of Education.
Engineering and Applied Science
This program at Millsaps offers many opportunities for the student interested in engineering, applied science, management, and business administration. With this cooperative program, the student can combine the advantages of a liberal education at Millsaps with the specialized programs of a major university. The Arthur C. Miller Pre-engineering Scholarship provides students interested in engineering with funding based on financial need and academic progress.
3–2 B.S. programs: Millsaps has agreements with Auburn, Columbia, Vanderbilt, and Washington Universities. A student may attend Millsaps for three years and then continue work at any of the schools listed above. The student then transfers a maximum of 32 semester hours back for a bachelor’s degree from Millsaps and at the end of the fifth year receives another bachelor’s degree from the university.
4–2 B.S. and M.S. programs: The Columbia University Combined Plan also has 4–2 programs in which a student attends Millsaps for four years, completing degree requirements, and then spends two more years at Columbia to obtain a B.S. or M.S. degree from the Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science.
3–3 B.S./M.S. and B.S./M.B.A. programs: Washington University also has a combined Degree Program wherein the student spends three years at Millsaps and then spends three years at Washington University earning both the B.S. and M.S. from the School of Engineering and Applied Science or the B.S. from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business Administration.
Many programs are offered by the four participating universities, including financial aid for qualified students. For detailed descriptions of programs and financial aid, students are urged to consult with the pre-engineering adviser. To be admitted to the programs listed below, the student must fulfill certain minimum course requirements at Millsaps. For many programs, particularly those in engineering and applied science, the mathematics requirements are strict. To keep the 3–2 or 4–2 option viable, a student should plan to take calculus at early as possible.
Dual Degree Program at Auburn University includes bachelor of engineering degrees in aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, material, and mechanical engineering. It is also possible to obtain a B.S. in agricultural engineering.
Combined Plan Program at Columbia University offers B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mining, nuclear, biological, chemical, metallurgical, and mineral engineering. Other programs include computer science, engineering mechanics, applied mathematics (B.S. only), applied physics, materials science, operations research, solid state science (M.S. only), chemical metallurgy, applied chemistry, and materials science.
Vanderbilt University offers bachelor of engineering degrees in chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
Washington University offers B.S. and M.S. programs in biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Other programs include computer science, systems science and engineering, and business administration (M.B.A.).
Military Science is offered on the campus of Jackson State University under the partnership agreement between Millsaps College, Jackson State University, and the U.S. Army. Students enrolled at Millsaps are eligible to enroll and attend Reserve Officer Training Corps classes on the campus of Jackson State University. Credits earned in ROTC will be entered onto the student’s transcript but will not be counted towards Millsaps graduation requirements.
Ford Teaching Fellows Program
The Ford Teaching Fellows Program provides an opportunity for upper-class students with an interest in college teaching to work closely with a faculty member in their area of academic interest. Primary teaching under faculty supervision is encouraged as well as research and scholarship. Students must submit an application, completed jointly with their proposed faculty mentor, to the program director early in the spring semester. Approximately 12 students are selected each year.
The Honors Program provides an opportunity for students of outstanding ability to pursue an advanced course of study which would ordinarily not be available. In the spring of their junior year and the fall of their senior year, honors students carry out a research project of their choice under a professor’s direction. The project’s final product, consisting wholly or partially of a written thesis, is presented before a panel of faculty members. In the spring of the senior year, students participate in an interdisciplinary colloquium that intensively examines a topic of broad interest. Students successfully completing all phases of the Honors Program receive the designation “with honors” in their field of honors work at graduation. Students interested in participating in the Honors Program should consult with the program director in the fall of their junior year.
The Washington Semester is a joint arrangement between American University, Millsaps College, and other colleges and universities in the United States to extend the resources of the national capital to superior students in the field of the social sciences. The object is to provide a direct contact with the work of governmental departments and other national and international agencies located in Washington, thus acquainting the students with possible careers in public service and imparting a knowledge of government in action.
Under this arrangement, qualified students of demonstrated capacity from the participating colleges spend a semester at the School of Government and Public Administration of the American University in Washington. They earn 16 semester hours of credit toward graduation. Eight semester hours are earned in a conference seminar, in which leaders of politics and government meet with students. Four semester hours are earned in a research course, for which the student must write a paper utilizing the sources available only at the nation’s capital. An additional four semester hours are earned in an internship, in which the student is placed in a government office or a public interest organization.
School of Management Intern Programs
Students have the opportunity of obtaining specialized training and practical experience in management through an established internship program. The program involves prominent regional and national business organizations and agencies of the state government. The student’s training is conducted and supervised by competent management personnel according to a predetermined agenda of activities. Evaluation of the student’s participation and progress provides the basis for granting appropriate academic credit.
Based on the belief that international experience is vital to successful leadership in all academic and professional fields, the Center for International Initiatives is dedicated to the promotion and development of international co-curricular opportunities for members of the Millsaps community. International study typically takes place between the completion of a student’s first and third year of study at Millsaps College. A student may arrange to study abroad for a semester, year, or summer. The timing of study is determined, in part, by a student’s academic program and progress toward completion of degree requirements.
Students interested in international study should contact the CII as much as a year in advance of their intended term of departure for assistance in planning and program selection. Programs are located in every corner of the world, cover virtually all interest areas, and typically have one or more of the following foci: academic, fine arts, service, internship, language, and teaching. The study abroad office provides information on programs sponsored by Millsaps, in addition to those sponsored by other organizations.
Among Millsaps students, the most popular program choices are those designed, directed, and taught by Millsaps faculty each summer. Millsaps programs are located in France, Costa Rica, Mexico/Yucatan, China, Greece/Italy, and Europe (business or liberal arts). (In addition, a winter break course for business students is offered in the Yucatan.) Participants receive full academic credit for select core and major requirements without having to worry about transfer credit issues. Teacher Certifications
Admissions RequirementsSecondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank N/A
Test Scores Required
Special CreditsHS College Credit: No
AP Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credit: No
Special Credits(other): No
Applicants Admitted50% men vs 45% women admitted
Applicants vs Admissions (2013-2014)Men Applicants:1,002
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