To be eligible for admission to this degree program at Mississippi State University, a student must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, a minimum QPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale over four years of undergraduate work or 3.00 GPA over the last two years of undergraduate work for regular admission. Applicants must have taken the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). International students are required a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the Paper-based Test (PBT) or 173 on the Computer-based Test or 79 on the Internet-based Test (iBT) or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Provisional Admission - A student
who has not fully met the requirements stipulated by the University
and the department for admission to graduate study may be granted
admission as a degree-seeking graduate student with provisional
status. Such student must have as his/her initial objective advancement
to regular status. A provisional student must receive a 3.00 GPA
on the first nine hours of graduate level courses on the program
of study taken at Mississippi State University (transfer hours or
unclassified graduate hours will not apply) in order to achieve regular status.
If a 3.00 is not attained, the provisional student will be dismissed
from graduate study. While in the provisional status, a student
is not eligible to hold a graduate assistantship.