Mississippi State University offers a variety of graduate courses and academic programs for distance students. For a list of academic programs offered via distance, please refer to the Section titled Degrees and Majors Offered, where a table is provided listing all graduate programs and indicates the campus (Starkville, Meridian, or Distance) at which the program is offered.
The University's Center for Distance Education is an organizational unit dedicated to fostering the success of distance students. The website for the Center for Distance Education provides detailed information for prospective and current distance students, as well as services that are unique to the needs of distance students, such as online orientations, assistance with technical needs, online tutoring, and information about online exam proctoring.
Students enrolled in graduate programs offered via distance education and requiring a thesis or dissertation must meet established research requirements as stated in the Mississippi State University Graduate School Catalog. Should the student request, or be required, to conduct research at an off-site research facility, appropriate certification must be completed prior to beginning the research process. Details can be found in the Distance Certification subsection of the Academic Requirements section of this catalog.