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Admissions

Domestic/International Classified Admissions

Application Checklist

  1. Submit online application
    • Fall – August 1
    • Spring – December 1
    • Summer – May 15
  2. Statement of Purpose
    • Provide two to three paragraphs on who you are, why you are pursing the Master of Agribusiness Management program and why you selected Mississippi State University's Distance program. You may even discuss your past academic performance.
  3. Three letters of recommendation
    • You will be asked to the names and email address of three 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. GMAT or GRE scores are required for all applicants. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international students only.
    • 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.

Provisional Admissions

An applicant who has not fully met the GPA requirement stipulated by the University may be admitted on a provisional basis. The provisionally admitted student is eligible for a change to regular status after receiving a 3.00 GPA on the first 9 hours of graduate courses at Mississippi State University (with no grade lower than a C). The first 9 hours of graduate courses must be within the student's program of study. Courses with an S grade, transfer credits, or credits earned while in Unclassified status cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. If a 3.00 is not attained, the provisional student shall be dismissed from the graduate program. Academic departments may set higher standards for students to fulfill provisional requirements; a student admitted with provisional status should contact the graduate coordinator for the program's specific requirements. While in the provisional status, a student is not eligible to hold a graduate assistantship.