Research & Mentorship

Mentorship, introduction to research, and special topics courses are not open to incoming juniors during the fall semester but may be available to juniors in the spring semester.  If you are interested, check with your counselor in the late fall.  mentorship and research require a 3.0 GPA in MSMS courses for participation.

Courses offered

This course will provide an opportunity for participants to establish or advance their understanding of research through critical exploration of research language, ethics, and various research methods. The course introduces the language of research, ethical principles and challenges, and the elements of the research process within quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Participants will use these theoretical underpinnings to begin to critically review literature relevant to their field or interests and design, implement and defend their research in a Spring regional competition. Students will meet once a week for an entire year. 

This course is designed to allow students to conduct scientific research under the combined mentorship of MSMS and Mississippi State University.  Students will be paired with university professors to assist with ongoing research projects.  Students are expected to attend an orientation session, complete 70 hours of research, and present a poster project of the research conducted.

This course will provide select students with hands-on experience in a chosen area of work. Students will be placed in a work environment in a career field that interests them or an area they will pursue as a college major. Only students who have shown strong commitment to the MSMS ideals of Scholarship, Service, Creativity, and Community and have demonstrated the ability to do exceptional work at MSMS will be placed in mentorship. The student will spend approximately 3 hours per week with a mentor and complete various assignments related to their placement.  Up to 1.5 credits of mentorship can be earned at MSMS.  However, only the 2nd ½ credit will count toward the 13 MSMS required courses.  Course may be repeated.