As a research institution, graduate education is central to the mission of Mississippi State University. With over 200 graduate programs, including many distance options, there is an academic program to meet almost anyone's career goals.
Known as "The People's University," our institution provides the academic, professional, leadership, and social opportunities to support a thriving, dynamic, and diverse student body. Follow the steps below to ensure a prompt and efficient admission process.
Comprised of eight colleges, Mississippi State University offers master's degrees in 69 programs, an educational specialist degree in eight programs, and doctoral degrees in 44 programs. MSU also offers 14 graduate certification programs.
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Graduate Student Opportunities
In addition to learning expertise in a discipline while in graduate school, graduate students benefit by taking advantage of opportunities to develop “transferable skills”, those skills that prepare them holistically to excel in their careers, to become leaders, and to lead a balanced life.
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