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:
- grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale on the last half of the bachelor’s degree
- three letters of reference
- purpose statement
How to Apply
- Apply Online on the Office of the Graduate School website.
- 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.
- GRE scores
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended
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.