Social Science Research Center>> Location
The Social Science Research Center (SSRC) at Mississippi State University was established in 1950 to promote, enhance, and facilitate social science research and related scholarly activities. The SSRC occupies about 17,700 sq. ft. of building space in the Research Park and another 4,500 sq. ft. in Jackson, MS. The entire facility is accessible to the handicapped. With the exception of the southern loading dock, smoking is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor areas of the SSRC.
The mission of the SSRC is to conduct rigorous, objective and unbiased research on social, economic, political, human resource, and social-environmental problems facing the state, nation, and world. The SSRC is a university-level, interdisciplinary research center whose annual research portfolio normally ranges between $10-15 million. Typically, grants and contracts fund more than ninety percent of the SSRC’s activities. The SSRC has a extensive experience with both surveillance and evaluation research, and directed the Overall Component of the evaluation of the Mississippi Tobacco Pilot Program.