Mississippi State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Mississippi


Mississippi State University will serve the State of Mississippi and beyond through its broad range of instruction, research, and outreach functions. The university maintains four strategically located research and extension centers around the state and has staff in every county of Mississippi. The institution regularly enrolls students from each of the state's eighty-two counties and is actively engaged with business and industry, agriculture and natural resources, schools, communities and organizations in every part of the state. The vision of Mississippi State University is to be the most respected land-grant institution in the region.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 17824
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Faculty: 1084

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
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Mississippi 39762

Website: http://www.msstate.edu

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Main Phone: 662-325-2323

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Admissions Contact:
Olivia Buffington
Assistant Director, Office of Admissions

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Applying to Transfer

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum college grade point average of 2.00 is required of all transfer applicants.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for credit that may be evaluated for transferable credit work is a D or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
The max accepted from a 2-year is 62, and 93 from a 4-year. You must earn 31 credits (based on a degree requiring 124 credits) at Mississippi State to earn a bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are required if you have fewer than 24 hours of the core courses listed under the Admissions Requirements.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Statement of good standing from prior institutions is required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is not required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
There is a $40 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
You must supply Mississippi State with proof of immunity to measles and rubella

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Transfers Applied: 3581

Transfers Accepted: 2020

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 56%

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