Background Image Alternative Text: Chad Leachman, left, a graduate student in mechanical engineering from Ruston, Louisiana, tops off the Halo Car's power line drive opticool fluid. Assisting is Andrew LeClair, research engineer II at MSU's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems.

Graduate Programs


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.

Thrive In Five

Through Mississippi State University's Thrive in Five accelerated degree program, you can earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in just 5 short years. While graduating faster than the typical 6 years, you'll enter the workforce quickly and start earning sooner. To learn more and see a list of our accelerated programs, click here!

Graduate Programs

Mississippi State University offers the following graduate degrees, majors, concentrations and certificates. Refer to the Graduate School requirements for admission and degree completion and to the specific departmental and/or program listings in the Bulletin of the Graduate School for further information. Direct program related and admission criteria questions to the graduate coordinator listed for your major of interest. General application questions, such as how to apply or to check the status of your application, may be directed to