2024-25 Academic Catalog

Graduate Admissions

The Graduate School of Mississippi State University awards master's, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees through programs in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Bagley College of Engineering; Forest Resources; and Veterinary Medicine. Prospective students should visit the Graduate School website at http://www.grad.msstate.edu for information and to access the Graduate catalog. Prospective applicants should also visit the website of the particular College of interest.

A prospective applicant who has researched admissions requirements of the Graduate School at Mississippi State University and requirements of the academic program of interest can access information and apply online at http://www.grad.msstate.edu. An applicant must submit a completed application form, a statement of purpose for graduate study, three letters of recommendation, records of previous academic achievements, and a non-refundable application fee (not required of full-time benefits-eligible employees). Some degree programs may require additional credentials, such as the Graduate Record Examination or another standardized test score. All admission applications and supporting documents become the property of Mississippi State University upon receipt and will not be released. Admission to MSU for graduate study is open to qualified students regardless of race, creed, color, natural origin, handicap, sex, or veteran status. 

Graduate Admissions Criteria - Academic Operating Policy 21.01