Graduate School

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Whether you are currently an accomplished undergraduate student who wishes to continue your studies or a seasoned professional who requires the additional skills, credentials or degree necessary for career progression, graduate study at MSU can be your gateway to success. MSU offers you quality programs and classes, affordability, flexibility and convenience.  


MSU is ranked as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. The graduate school is dedicated to excellence in scholarship and research, tailored instruction and real-world experiences that combine to create a dynamic atmosphere for learning. All of our graduate programs are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).


Our programs are more affordable than ever, with a flat tuition rate allowing graduate students (both online and out-of-state) to pay the same price regardless of their residency.

Each year, over 90 graduate assistantships with stipends of $10,000 per year or $5,000 per semester are available. Graduate assistantships allow you to further engage in the teaching, research and service efforts of the University.

Flexibility and Convenience

In addition to offering master's degrees that may be completed in one year, a number of our programs may be completed completely online. Because convenience and ease of access to students are important, traditional classroom graduate courses are offered at our four regional centers in addition to our main campus.

Personalized Advising

MSU offers personalized advising services and academic planning. Staff members in the Graduate School Advising Center facilitate navigation of the financial services process, assist with the completion of required academic forms and help inform you of university resources and services.