Office of the Graduate School

Graduate Admissions - [ International Student ]

Applications for admission into a graduate degree program for the 2015 semesters (Spring, Summer and Fall) are now being accepted.

Test Requirements
Please consult the Bulletin of the Graduate School, available on line, for information about requirements (GRE Test and GMAT test) for degrees and specific concentrations.

For test dates contact the MSU Testing Center.
(MSU School Code - 1480)

Letter of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required to process your application and must be submitted electronically.  As part of the on line application, names and email addresses of each person who will supply a recommendation need to be provided. Once you submit your application, an email will automatically be sent to each person identified as a reference and a URL link will be provided to submit the letter.  You will receive confirmation that the link has been sent to your references.  For each letter of recommendation submitted, you will receive an email confirming this action.

To change a reference or provide updated or corrected information about a reference, please contact the Graduate School at You must include your full name, application Login ID, and the application term.  In addition, the name of the reference and respective change in the email address must be included.  If you are replacing a previous reference, submit the name of the new reference and respective information as well as the name of the person that is to be replaced.  No replacements are accepted after a reference has started a letter of recommendation.

International Application Forms

Where to Send Documents

  • Electronic transcripts sent by "Escrip" should be sent to: Mississippi State University, Graduate School. Only one copy of an electronic transcript is required.
  • Paper transcripts should be mailed to:

    US Postal Address:
    Mississippi State University
    The Office of the Graduate School
    P.O. Box G
    Mississippi State, MS 39762

    Physical Street Address (for DHL, Fed Ex, UPS, DHS, etc.):
    Mississippi State University
    Office of the Graduate School
    175 Presidents Circle
    617 Allen Hall
    Mississippi State, MS 39762

Relevant Links


University deadlines are listed below. Please check with the academic department for departmental deadlines which may be earlier than University deadlines. All deadlines are at 12:00 midnight unless otherwise stated. All dates and deadlines are subject to change. Please note that your application must be submitted with the non-refundable $60 application fee on or before the deadlines.

International Programs/International Unclassified
Domestic Programs
Distance Programs
Domestic (Starkville/Meridian/Distance)
May 1
July 1
August 1
All Terms:
11:59 p.m. (CST) before first day of class-See University Calendar for class dates.
October 1
November 1
December 1
March 1
May 1
May 15

*Example: Deadline 11:59 pm CST, Jan 9 for class beginning Jan 10

Contact Graduate Admissions

Contact Us: (P) 662-325-7400 (F) 662-325-1967