Mississippi State University: Distance Learning Programs

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Mississippi State, Mississippi
Division of Continuing Education

Mississippi State University was founded in 1878. It is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It first offered distance learning courses in 1987. In fall 2003, there were 800 students enrolled in distance learning courses. Institutionally administered financial aid is available to distance learners.

Services Distance learners have accessibility to academic advising, bookstore, career placement assistance, e-mail services, library services.

Contact Dr. Laura A. Crittenden, Manager of Credit Studies, Mississippi State University, Distance Education, 1 Barr Avenue, PO Box 5247, Mississippi State, MS 39762-5247. Telephone: 662-325-2677. Fax: 662-325-0930. E-mail: [email protected]


BS Elementary Education; Interdisciplinary Studies

Certificate Discovery Teacher Training

License Vocational Teacher Licensure

MAT Community College Leadership

MBA Business Administration

MC Sc Computer Science

MS Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Computational Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Industrial Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Physical Education–Health Education/Health Promotion Emphasis; Public Policy Administration; Workforce Education Leadership

MSE Elementary Education

PhD Community College Leadership


Undergraduate— accounting; biological and physical sciences; biology, general; child care and guidance workers and managers; communications, general; counseling psychology; curriculum and instruction; developmental and child psychology; educational/instructional media design; educational psychology; education, other; fine arts and art studies; general teacher education; landscape architecture; mathematical statistics; multi/interdisciplinary studies, other; physical sciences, other; physics; teacher education, specific academic and vocational programs; zoology.

Special Message

Mississippi State University was founded as a land-grant institution in 1878 to meet the needs of the people, institutions, and organizations of the state and nation through undergraduate and graduate education. Mississippi State University enrolls more than 16,000 students on the main campus, branch campus, and off-campus centers and through distance learning.

Mississippi State University is a Doctoral I university and is placed among the top 100 universities in the nation to receive federal research support. The University is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Division of Continuing Education is an academic service arm of the University and is committed to meeting the academic needs of nontraditional adult learners who are not able to attend classes on campus due to geographic location and/or career and personal commitments. With expertise in advanced telecommunication technology and its application in education, the Division of Continuing Education continues to be a leader in distance learning by utilizing the following delivery mediums: the Internet, videotapes, the Mississippi Interactive Video Network (MIVN), and intensive weekend seminars.

The Division coordinates distance learning courses and degree programs in the following disciplines: child development and interdisciplinary studies (bachelor's); elementary education (bachelor's and master's); agricultural and extension education, architecture (fall 2004), business administration, civil engineering, community college leadership (spring 2004), computer science, counselor education, electrical and computer engineering, industrial engineering, K-12 administration (educational specialist), mechanical engineering, physical education–health education/health promotion emphasis, public policy and administration, public program evaluation, workforce education leadership (master's); and community college leadership and K-12 administration (Ph.D.). In addition, the following programs are offered: Discovery Teacher Training, Insurance Summer Insitute Program (summer 2004), Special Programs for Academically Talented Students, and the Vocational Teacher Licensure Program. For more information, interested students should visit the Distance Learning Web site (http://www.distance.msstate.edu).

Graduate— agriculture/agricultural sciences; business; business administration and management; business/managerial economics; chemical engineering; civil engineering; computer engineering; computer science; counseling psychology; curriculum and instruction; education administration and supervision; educational evaluation, research and statistics; educational/instructional media design; educational psychology; engineering, general; engineering mechanics; engineering-related technologies, other; health professions and related sciences, other; public administration; teacher education, specific academic and vocational programs.

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