Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University Admissions and School Information

Mississippi State University is home to eight academic colleges and offers bachelor's, master's, specialist and doctoral degree programs. In addition to its main campus in the eastern part of North-Central Mississippi near Starkville, the university operates an degree-granting center off-campus in Meridian.

About Mississippi State University

Originally founded as a land-grant institution, Mississippi State University is located on a 4,200-acre campus that includes the pastures, farms and woodlands of the school's Agricultural Experiment Station. Enrolling over 18,000 students, Mississippi State University is the state's largest university. In 2009, Forbes magazine ranked the university 18th on its lists of 'Americas Best College Buys.'

Admissions and Enrollment Information

In addition to the online application, the admissions process at Mississippi State University requires candidates to submit ACT or SAT scores, official high school transcripts, immunization records and official transcripts from any prior college experience. Admission to the university is granted on a rolling basis.

Schools and College at Mississippi State University

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

This college is comprised of ten schools and departments that offer 16 undergraduate majors in 33 concentration and ten graduate degrees in 30 concentrations. Most of the college's academic departments house specialized research centers that receive large federal grants as well as corporate funding. Available majors include food science and nutrition, animal and dairy sciences, landscape architecture, agribusiness and horticulture.

College of Architecture, Art and Design

The College of Architecture, Art and Design offers Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Science degrees. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is offered in drawing, painting, ceramics,graphic design, photography, printmaking and sculpture. The college's enrollment averages over 700 students each year.

College of Arts and Sciences

Enrolling over 4,500 students and employing 300 full-time faculty, the College of Arts and Sciences is Mississippi State University's largest college. It serves every student at the university by providing all the general education courses, as well as offering 23 degree programs within its 14 academic departments. Majors are offered in the fields of social sciences, fine arts, mathematics, humanities and natural sciences.

College of Business

Academic programs offered through Mississippi State University's College of Business include finance and economics, accounting, insurance, professional golf management, marketing and international business. The college offers undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees, including a distance-learning MBA program.

College of Education

The College of Education is made up of of five academic departments: curriculum, instruction and special education; counseling and educational psychology; instructional system and workforce development; leadership and foundations and kinesiology. The college offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is home to the National Center for Rural Early Childhood Learning Initiatives.

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, this college offers ten degree programs and nine certificate programs in engineering disciplines such as mechanical engineering, computer science, aerospace engineering, civil engineering and biological engineering. The college houses research centers and laboratories including the Mississippi Transportation Research Center, Center for Security Research, Sustainable Energy Laboratory Center and GeoResources Institute.

College of Forest Resources

The College of Forest Resources offers undergraduate and graduate programs in wildlife and fisheries science, conservation law and enforcement, forest products, urban forestry, wildlife management, forest management and environmental conservation. A wildlife pre-veterinary program is also available.

College of Veterinary Medicine

Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 27 veterinary colleges in the country. It offers the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees, in addition to graduate programs for veterinary medical sciences. With three departments--clinical sciences, basic sciences and pathobiology and population medicine--the college's research programs represent a range of disciplines, including agroterrorism, animal diseases, environmental safety, emerging disease pathogens and bioterrorism.

Graduate School

In conjunction with the university's eight academic colleges, the Graduate School offers 14 master's degrees in 69 areas as well as 44 doctoral degrees and eight educational specialist degrees. The school also offers 14 programs leading to graduate certificates.

Contact Information

  • Address: Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Phone Number: (662) 325-2323