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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

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About This Campus

Mississippi State University is located in Starkville, a university town of 25,000 located in Northeast MS. Air transportation is available at the Golden Triange Regional Airport(GTR)located fifteen miles from campus. The over 2000-acre campus, the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, and the nearby Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway provide unlimited opportunities for recreation. The Sanderson Recreation center, with over 146,000 square feet, offers students the finest recreational facility in the state. MSU was founded in 1878 and is the largest university in the state and is the only institution in Miss. designated as a Doctoral I university by the Southern Regional Education Board. As a land grant university, MSU offers a large variety of undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture, Art and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Forest Resources, and Veterinary Medicine. MSU offers 81 undergraduate degree programs.

Location Information

Mississippi State University is located in Northeast Mississippi, 125 miles northeast of Jackson, MS, 175 miles southeast of Memphis, TN and 150 miles west of Birmingham, AL.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Mississippi State
Population | 25,000
Enrollment | 21,974
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/12
Spring | 01/6-4/29

Campus Diversity

White | 74%
Black | 21%
Hispanic/Latino | 2%
Asian | 1%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 1%
Other | 0%


-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Notable Academic Programs
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Professional Golf Management

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Aquaculture, Dairy Science/Management, Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, Pest Management, Poultry Sciences

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Area Studies: African American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Interior Design

Athletics: Fitness Management

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Entomology, Microbiology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Information Systems, Finance/Banking, Insurance, International Business, Management, Marketing, Pro-Golf Management, Transportation Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Consumer and Family Studies: Home Economics

Criminal Justice: Criminology

Earth Sciences: Broadcast Meteorology, Geology, Geosciences, Meteorology

Economics: Economics

Education: Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Special Education

Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Software Engineering

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Fish and Game Management, Fisheries Science, Sustainability Studies

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising

Food Science: Culinary Arts, Food Science

Forestry: Forest Management, Forest Products, Forestry

General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Real Estate

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Kinesiology, Medical Laboratory Technology

History: History

Industrial Studies: Furniture Manufacturing and Management, Industrial Technology

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

Languages: French, German, Spanish

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology

Technology: Information Technology, Manufacturing Technology


Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525.00 paper, 197.00 computer or 71.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Plan B
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 19
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/19/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $75.00 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee $180.00 Year Plan B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per semester.

Financial Aid

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/19/19

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 28% living on campus
  • Double: $3854.00
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living is limited
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 4
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 4
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $400
  • Proximity to campus: 1-5
Notes About Housing
Housing is limited. If you are coming without a vehicle I would recommend that you live on campus. Or in apartment close to campus. If you have a vehicle, you may want to consider living off-campus.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $2019 declining balance plan.
  • $1875 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $1875 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1633 per semester for 8 meals per week.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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