Welcome To Our State
At Mississippi State University, we believe in getting personal. Known throughout our history as "The People's University," our university provides the academic, leadership, and social opportunities to help each person excel. Your success—in whatever field of study or career goal—is our success. We take that mission seriously. Here, faculty, staff and students share a common goal: to make the Mississippi State University experience a lifetime opportunity.
At Mississippi State, classroom teaching and learning are combined with endless experiences for students to apply their knowledge in meaningful ways. With more than 175 programs (total of online and campus programs) leading to a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree, MSU is preparing its students for bright, productive futures where academics is combined with the proper tools for tackling today’s tough issues and making a difference in society. The university’s diverse, award-winning faculty bring out the best in these students who are enrolled in the eight academic colleges that include Agriculture and Life Sciences; Architecture, Art and Design; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Bagley College of Engineering; Forest Resources; and Veterinary Medicine.
If you have never attended Mississippi State University, please complete the online Undergraduate Admissions Application. If you have attended any other institution(s) prior to MSU, you are required to submit one official transcript from that institution(s).
If you have never attended Mississippi State University, you are required to complete a Classified Graduate Admissions Application and submit the appropriate documentation. Please visit the Office of the Graduate School for detailed admissions requirements. Please contact the academic department for your specific major to obtain entrance exam requirements.
If you have attended MSU but have not been enrolled during the last three semesters (excluding summers), you are required to complete a Graduate Readmissions Application, which may also be found on the Graduate School's website.
Unclassified Graduate Admission is available to distance students desiring graduate level study for purposes other than an advanced degree, such as teacher certification. Distance students admitted as unclassified status must remain unclassified for one semester before being admitted to a degree program.
Only nine hours of work received as an unclassified student may be transferred to a degree program; however, hours completed as an Unclassified Graduate may not be used to satisfy provisional admission to a program of study. Departmental approval is required for an unclassified student to enroll in any graduate level course.
You are required to complete an Unclassified Admissions Application form and submit one official transcript from the institution which granted your undergraduate degree. Please note that as an Unclassified Student you should select the "Graduate School - Unclassified" as the college choice.
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