Admissions Process

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To apply for admission to Mississippi State University, please click the appropriate link below and follow the prompted instructions.

Undergraduate Admissions


If you have never attended Mississippi State University, please complete the online Undergraduate Admissions Application. If you have attended any other institution(s) prior to MSU, you are required to submit one official transcript from that institution(s).

Returning Undergraduate

Have you previously attended MSU but left before you completed your degree? Returning students simply need to get readmitted to the University. There is no fee for readmission applications.

Graduate Admissions


If you have never attended Mississippi State University, you are required to complete a Classified Graduate Admissions Application and submit the appropriate documentation. Please visit the Office of the Graduate School for detailed admissions requirements. Please contact the academic department for your specific major to obtain entrance exam requirements.

Graduate Readmissions

If you have attended MSU but have not been enrolled during the last three semesters (excluding summers), you are required to complete a Graduate Readmissions Application, which may also be found on the Graduate School's website.

Unclassified Graduate Admission is available to online students desiring graduate level study for purposes other than an advanced degree, such as teacher certification. Online students admitted as unclassified status must remain unclassified for one semester before being admitted to a degree program.

Only nine hours of work received as an unclassified student may be transferred to a degree program; however, hours completed as an Unclassified Graduate may not be used to satisfy provisional admission to a program of study. Departmental approval is required for an unclassified student to enroll in any graduate level course.

You are required to complete an Unclassified Admissions Application form and submit one official transcript from the institution which granted your undergraduate degree. Please note that as an Unclassified Student you should select the "Graduate School - Unclassified" as the college choice.

Still have questions?

Contact our admissions assistant for help!

Lisa Carraway