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Location:Mississippi State
On Campus:28%
  • Fall 08/16-12/7
  • Spring 01/8-5/3

Tuition & Payments
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
1%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office

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.

Campus Location - 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.

Notable Academic Programs
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Professional Golf Management

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: 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: Afro-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

Foreign Language: French, German, Spanish

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

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 Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
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 paper, 197 computer or 71 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • N/A
Summer Exchange
  • Plan B
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - 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 Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan B: 19
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/7/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $75 Year Plan B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $160 Year Plan B Mandatory

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

Financial Aid
Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 7/7/2017.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $3,581
  • 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
  • Appoximate 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. 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.
  • $1890.00 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $1760.00 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1530.00 per semester for 5 meals per week.

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