Chapel through the trees

Hello and welcome to Mississippi State — our state’s most comprehensive institution of higher learning and its leading research university. I’m glad you’ve decided to discover more about MSU and what it means to be a Bulldog.

Mississippi State continues to be one of the nation’s leading research and land-grant universities with strengths in agriculture, engineering, and a wide range of other disciplines such as science, technology, and math. Of course, the liberal arts have been a part of our curriculum from the very beginning too, and our best students in the humanities are competitive with their peers from anywhere else in the country.

Our diverse research activities help strengthen the educational experience of our undergraduate students, by bringing additional resources into the university, by bringing first-hand scholarly insights into the classroom, and by giving students hands-on opportunities to learn by doing. And whatever course of study you pursue, we offer unique research and creative discovery programs, study-abroad experiences, and a special community of learning in the Shackouls Honors College — all of which are led by world-class faculty.

This university — my own alma mater — has meant a great deal to me personally. It has shaped who I am, and its influence has determined the directions of my life and career. When I say that an MSU education will prepare you to go anywhere and do anything, I am drawing on personal experience and sincere belief. I invite you to pay us a visit and learn more about this special place and its people. We look forward to getting to know you better.

Hail State!

Mark E. Keenum, President