Admissions Process

An applicant for admission to the Applied Meteorology Program (AMP) must hold a bachelor's degree in a science field from a four-year educational institution that has unconditional accreditation from a regional accrediting agency. An upper level course in Synoptic Meteorology (or equivalent) and Calculus I are prerequisites for beginning the program of study.

Admission is based primarily on past performance and letters of recommendation. Regular admission to graduate study in the Master of Science in Geosciences program requires a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work. Please note that the GRE is not required for admission into this program.

Follow the guide below to ensure that you complete all that is necessary for taking courses in the Applied Meteorology Program (AMP) program at Mississippi State University.

  1. Fill out the online Application for Admission. The application requires a Statement of Purpose and the names and email addresses of 3 individuals submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf. A form will be provided to your recommenders for completion.
  2. Submit a $60.00 or $80.00 international (non-refundable) application fee, payable online
  3. Transcripts and application fee can be sent either electronically or by mail to:
  4. Mississippi State University
    Office of the Graduate School

    P.O Box G
    Mississippi state University

    Official transcripts being sent electronically (eScripted) should be sent to

  5. You will receive an email of acceptance when you are officially admitted to Mississippi State University
  6. Register for the Online@State Orientation course which will prepare you for online learning at MSU
  7. Textbooks are available 2 to 3 weeks prior to classes beginning and can be ordered through Barnes & Noble at MSU
  8. You will be able to access Canvas on the first day of the semester. To access your courses, enter your NetID and NetPassword and click the Classroom tab.