Mississippi State University

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Mississippi State University

Founded in 1878, Mississippi State University (MSU), officially known as the Mississippi State University of Agriculture and Applied Science, is a four-year university located in the rural town of Starkville, Mississippi. MSU is recognized as a doctoral research institution and has the largest campus of any university in the state. In addition to the main campus in Starksville, MSU has branch campuses in the cities of Biloxi, Meridian, and Vicksburg. MSU is consistently ranked among the top agricultural schools in the nation and was recently ranked No.18 in the nation by Forbes magazine. It is also well know for its exceptional graduate level programs in veterinary medicine and engineering.

Mississippi State University offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in various academic fields and disciplines through its eleven academic school and colleges, which include the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Architecture Art and Design; James Worth Bagley College of Engineering; College of Business;
Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy; College of Forest Resources; Shackouls Honors College;
College of Veterinary Medicine; and College of Education.

Roughly 20,000 students attend MSU each year. At over 4,200 acres, the MSU campus is the largest state. It contains over 150 buildings, several farms, and a variety of other student facilities. The university owns over 80,000 acres statewide which it employs for various educational purposes.

Mississippi State's athletic teams compete as the Bulldogs in the Division I of the National College Athletic Association (NCAA). They belong to the western division of the Southeastern Conference.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 6334

Mississippi State, MS 39762

(662) 325-2224

Fax: (662) 325-1678

[email protected]

Contact: Phil Bonfanti

Director of Admissions and Scholarships
Main Address

PO Box 6018

Mississippi State, MS 39762

(662) 325-2121


Total undergrads: 13,991

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,489

Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,204

Graduate enrollment: 3,537


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 65%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 84%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Economics B
Agriculture – General B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
Horticulture Science B
Landscaping B
Pest Management B
Poultry Science B

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Interior Architecture B
Landscape Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Construction Management B
Finance/Banking B
Insurance/Risk Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Agricultural Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
Instructional technology B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computational engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Agricultural engineering technology and business B
Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Veterinary medical science B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Interdisciplinary studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Forestry – General B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Educational Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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