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Admissions

For full admission to the Master of Science in Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion with a Health Promotion concentration distance program, students must complete the process for Classified Admission online.

Domestic/International Classified Admissions

Application Checklist

  1. Submit online application
  2. Statement of Purpose
    • Provide two to three paragraphs on who you are, why you want your MS in FSNHP, and why you selected Mississippi State University’s Distance program. You may even discuss your past academic performance and what that says about your ability to succeed in a graduate-level program.
  3. Three letters of recommendation
    • You will be asked to submit three names and three email addresses of individuals you are using as references. Once you click submit, these individuals will be sent an email from MSU, which will provide a link to an online form for completing their recommendations.
  4. GRE scores are required for domestic students; TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international students
    • The department evaluates the overall admissions packet in considering a student for the program.
  5. One official transcript showing bachelor’s degree or progress toward degree.
    (For international students, please submit a copy in native language along with translated copies, if appropriate.)
  6. One official transcript showing ALL work after bachelor’s degree.
    (For international students, please submit a copy in native language along with translated copies, if appropriate.)
    • 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
  7. Payment of $60 non-refundable application processing fee for domestic students. Payment of $80 non-refundable application processing fee for international students.
  8. Once you are admitted, you will receive an email with complete instructions on registering for classes and contacting your advisor