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Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the program, the applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, meet the basic requirements specified for graduate students at Mississippi State University, demonstrate interest in the mission of community college and/or workforce issues, and demonstrate academic proficiency based on the following indicators:

  1. grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale on the last half of the bachelor’s degree
  2. three letters of reference
  3. purpose statement

How to Apply

  1. Apply Online on the Office of the Graduate School website.
  2. Submit the following with your online application:
    • A statement of purpose describing your interest in the degree program and career goals.
    • Email contact info for three references. They will be asked to submit electronic letters of reference.
  3. Have sent to MSU:
    • GRE scores
    • Official transcripts from all institutions attended

Transfer Credit

A total of 9 credit hours can be shared or transferred to a student’s program of study. The three potential sources of credit hours are one or a combination of the following: those earned as a student in a graduate program at another university, whether or not used to satisfy the requirements of a previously earned degree (transferred); those earned in another graduate program at MSU, whether or not used to satisfy the requirements of a previously earned degree (shared); and those earned as an unclassified student at MSU (transferred to a degree program). See the Graduate Catalog for more information.