Admissions Process

To Apply for Undergraduate Admissions

If you have never attended Mississippi State University, please complete the online Undergraduate Admissions Application.

  1. If you are not seeking admission to an undergraduate degree program but want to take undergraduate level courses in the Companion Animal Management Certificate, you will choose Undeclared or Special Non-Degree as your major and Online Education as your campus.
  2. Request that official ACT or SAT scores be sent to MSU.
  3. Request that your high school send your official transcript. Faxed transcripts will not be accepted.
  4. Submit a separate official final transcript from each college or university attended; faxed transcripts will not be accepted. An applicant may not ignore previous college attendance and must list all colleges attended on the application for admission. You must be in good standing at the last college or university attended.
  5. If you are able to submit official transcripts and other documentation electronically, you may send them to
  6. If you are unable to submit official transcripts and other documentation electronically, you may send them via U.S. Postal Service to:

    Office of Admissions & Scholarships

    P.O. Box 6334

    Mississippi State, MS 39762

  7. All new admits will pay a non-refundable application fee online.

To Apply for Graduate Admissions

If you are applying unclassified, select "Graduate School - Unclassified" as the college and Online Education as the campus.

  1. Submit online application.
  2. One official transcript showing bachelor’s degree or progress toward degree
  3. Pay $60 non-refundable application processing fee
    • Electronic transcripts should be sent to Mississippi State University, Graduate School. Only one copy of an electronic transcript is required.
    • Paper transcripts should be mailed to:
    • Mississippi State University

      The Office of the Graduate School

      P.O. Box G

      Mississippi State, MS 39762

      Physical Street Address (for DHL, Fed Ex, UPS, DHS, etc.):

      Mississippi State University

      Office of the Graduate School

      175 President Circle

      116 Allen Hall

      Mississippi State, MS 39762


    In general, students who are not admitted into a degree program are not eligible for student financial aid funds. For more information please visit Student Financial Aid to see if you will be eligible or not while taking courses for the Companion Animal Management Certificate.