Mississippi State University - USA

25 Old Main,101 Montgomery Hall,MISSISSIPPI STATE,Mississippi,United States,39762

Year Of Estabishment



1,359 (approx)

Acceptance Crireria

Profile Dependent



College Address

75 B.S. Hood Dr., Mississippi State, MS 39762, United States

College website

College Contact

+1 662-325-2323




No.of students

20,138 (approx)





The Mississippi State University, established in 1878 is located in the city of Starkville. Being a land-grant University, it works for three major purposes that are learning, research and service. It has been classified as a ?comprehensive doctoral research university with very high research activity? by the Carnegie Foundation. MSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges for granting baccalaureate, master?s, specialist and doctoral degrees. This University lies in the list of first one hundred universities in the nation for its research and development in science and engineering.

According to U.S. News & World Report, MSU ranks 156 while the Washington Monthly ranks it 77. Forbes ranks MSU 279 and it was ranked 18th nationally in Forbes magazine?s ?America?s Best College Buys.? The engineering program ranks 84 and the Veterinary Medicine program ranks 24 according to U.S. News & World Report National Rankings. MSU?s ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 156. This University offers 78 bachelor?s degree programs, 59 master?s degree programs and 35 doctoral degree programs with an enrollment of 17,00 students annually.


Mississippi State University is located in the Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Spread across a land of 4,200 acres, MSU?s campus houses 160 buildings, farms, pastures and woodlands. Major buildings on campus include the Lee Hall, the Swalm Hall, the Colvard Student Union and the Mitchell Memorial Library.


Departments at the Mississippi State University can be split into the following categories -

  • Agriculture and Biological Engineering

  • Agricultural Economics

  • Animal and Dairy Sciences

  • Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology & Plant Pathology

  • Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

  • Landscape Architecture

  • Biological Sciences

  • Chemistry

  • Communication

  • Computer Science and Engineering

  • Forestry

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Music

  • Finance and Economics

  • Management and Information Systems

  • Geosciences

  • Military Science


MSU offers baccalaureate, master?s, specialist and doctoral degree programs. Courses are offered in the fields of engineering, technology, animal and dairy science, food science, nutrition and health promotion, physics, art, architecture and interior design.


Mississippi State University was ranked 1st in agricultural schools during the southeastern conference. Its Engineering program ranks 84 and the Veterinary Medicine program ranks 24. MSU?s college of MBA program was listed among the top 100 graduate business programs by the U.S. News & World Report Rankings. The Forbes ranks this University 279 while Washington Monthly ranks it 77. Nationally, U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU 157. MSU?s school of Landscape Architecture has been ranked the second best program by the journal ?DesiIntelligence.?


The Mitchell Memorial Library stores 2,124,341 volumes and 70,331 journals. The library is located in the centre of the campus and is home to the Congressional and Political Research Centre which provides research materials and information. When it comes to student participation, MSU offers more than 300 student organizations. Some of the famous organizations are Maroon VIP, Lambda Sigma, MSU Road Runners, the Black Student Alliance and the Arnold Air Society. International organizations include the Nepalese Student Association and ISA. MSU has its own local radio station named WMSV and a student newspaper named the Reflector. This newspaper was featured in the list of top 10 college newspapers in the southern United States.

MSU has built 19 fraternities and 13 sororities to support Greek life and to set up a Greek system within the University. Organizations like the Alpha Gamma Rho, the Delta Chi, the Chi Omega, the Kappa Alpha and the Omega Psi Phi are included under the Greek system. The athletic teams at MSU are known as Bulldogs. The teams compete in Division 1 of the NCAA and the western spanision of the 14-member Southeastern Conference(SEC). Successful sports played at MSU include baseball, football and basketball.


For accommodation at MSU, students can live in two differently built halls. First category is of the traditional style halls which includes -

  • Cresswell Hall

  • Critz Hall

  • Hull Hall

  • McKee Hall

  • Sessums Hall

  • Rice Hall

  • Herbert Hall

Second category is of the new construction halls which includes -

  • Griffis Hall

  • Ruby Hall

  • Oak Hall

  • Moseley Hall

  • Hurst Hall

  • North Hall


The Noted Alumni of Mississippi State University has the following prominent personalities -

  • Marsha Blackburn- Representative of Tennessee?s 7th congressional district

  • John Grisham - Author of Legal thrillers

  • Erick Dampier- Played for 16 seasons in the NBA

  • Buck Showalter- Manager of the Baltimore Orioles

  • John C.Stennis- U.S. Senator


MSU offers different types of scholarships for students studying at the University. Scholarships available can be split into the following categories-

  • Academic Scholarships

  • Leadership and Service Scholarships

  • Competitive Scholarships

  • Additional Scholarships

Courses Offered

Ph.D. in Life Sciences - Animal Physiology

Masters | Full Time (Variable)

To be confirmed

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering without Thesis

Masters | Full Time (Variable)

To be confirmed

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences

Masters | Full Time (Variable)

To be confirmed

Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages - Spanish

Bachelors | Full Time (Minimum of 123 credit hours)

16 Aug, 09 Jan

Bachelor of Science in Forestry - Urban Forestry

Bachelors | Full Time (Variable)

16 Aug, 09 Jan

Ed.D. in Educational Administration

Masters | Full Time (Variable)

To be confirmed
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