Faculty, staff and students in the School of Human Sciences actively conduct research and provide Extension programs to address the needs of children in the state and region. These services support child care and education professionals, parents, children and community members. See the list below of the programs offered.
An experimental child study laboratory
A food-safety certification program for child care providers
The Journal of Human Sciences and Extension is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal focused on disseminating knowledge and information to academicians, educators, and practitioners. Topics addressed include human development (e.g., early care and education, youth development); family studies; agricultural education; leadership development; extension; health and wellness; apparel, textiles, and merchandising; agricultural economics; nutrition and dietetics; family resource management; and program planning and evaluation. The journal seeks to bridge research and practice, thus all manuscripts must give attention to practical implications of the work. The journal is sponsored by the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University and is published three times a year.