Admissions Process

So you’ve decided to take the next step and work toward that degree you’ve been thinking about. Congratulations! You will find Mississippi State very friendly and willing to help you out as you navigate your degree program. You’re off to a good start. You’ve come to the right page to begin the process.

Are you interested in an undergraduate, graduate or certificate program? Instructions for applying for each of these are below. If you need to find out more about the programs, they’re all listed under the Academic Programs menu button above.

Undergraduate Admissions

What do I need to know?

If you’ve never attended MSU, you should complete the online application found on Undergraduate Admissions. You can view our Undergraduate Admissions Process Video for more information and to guide you through the process. If you’ve attended another college, you’ll need to submit an official transcript from that school.

What if I attended MSU previously?

We would love to welcome you back to finish that degree! You’ll simply need to fill out the Readmission Application. There is no application fee for readmission.

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Graduate Admissions

What do I need to know?
  • If you’ve never attended Mississippi State, you will fill out the Graduate Admission Application. Need an assist in filling out the form? You can view our Graduate Admissions Process Video for more information and to guide you through the process.
  • Contact the academic department for your specific course of study to obtain the entrance exam requirements.
What if I attended MSU previously?

If you’ve been involved in an MSU graduate program but not been enrolled the past three semesters (excluding summers) you should request a graduate readmission form from the Office of the Graduate School and follow any other steps required

What is Unclassified Graduate Admission?

This means that you are applying to take graduate courses, but not enter a specific program. Perhaps you missed the GRE/GMAT testing deadline. Or maybe you just want to test the waters. You can apply later to a specific program.

All graduate certificate programs require a simple unclassified admission.

More details about unclassified graduate admission can be found on Unclassified Admissions.

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Certificate Admissions

Certificate admissions requirements vary from one program to the next. To find out how to apply, the certificate list and open the program you’re interested in pursuing.

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