Mississippi State University

Engineering students at the John C. Stennis Space Center can pursue several engineering degrees through the Mississippi State University Distance Education program:

Aerospace Engineering

M.S. and Ph.D.

The Department of Aerospace Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis option) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Major areas of study include fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, flight mechanics and controls, flight test engineering, and design optimization. Members of the faculty provide primary leadership in computational simulation and numerical grid generation.

Aerospace Engineering Graduate Program

Civil Engineering

M.S. and Ph.D.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis option) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Major areas of study include: structures, geotechnical, water resources, transportation, construction materials, and environmental engineering. Research laboratories include: capabilities in the areas of structures and wind analysis, geotechnical engineering, water quality and environmental engineering, surveying, transportation, and construction materials.

Civil Engineering Graduate Program

Computational Engineering

M.S. and Ph.D.

The Bagley College of Engineering Online welcomes computational engineering to the distance program.
Computational engineering is an interdisciplinary curriculum with both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees available. Programs of study are personalized to the individual student.

Many classes in computational engineering are taken through the departments of Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Math, and others. The online program is targeted to engineers and scientists working in the nation’s major national laboratories, such as the Department of Defense, NASA and the Department of Energy where high-performance computing assets are readily available.

Computational Engineering Graduate Program

Electrical & Computer Engineering

M.S. and Ph.D.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis option) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as the Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Electrical & Computing Engineering Graduate Program

Industrial & Systems Engineering

M.S. Industrial Engineering and Industrial & Systems Engineering Ph.D.

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis option) degree in Industrial Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering.

Major areas of study include:

  • industrial systems;

  • operations research,

  • manufacturing systems;

  • management systems engineering; and

  • ergonomics/human factors.

Research laboratories include facilities in Human Systems Engineering, Logistics and Transportation Engineering, Management Systems Engineering, and Optimization and Data Informatics.

Industrial and Systems Engineering Graduate Program

Master of Engineering

The Master of Engineering (M Eng) is a professional degree designed for students seeking a non-specific discipline degree in engineering who do not normally have access to traditional degree granting programs at the graduate level. No “core” courses are required as part of the M Eng degree program; each individual program of study will be developed from a list of available courses, student interests, educational background, work experience, and needs.

The primary objective of this inter-disciplinary program is to allow professional engineers to pursue a flexible graduate degree in a web-based format. The program will uphold the same rigorous academic requirements as programs offered on the Mississippi State University Campus.

The Master of Engineering program at Mississippi State University is unique in the state of Mississippi.

Students enrolled in this program may use courses to satisfy continuing education hours for the Mississippi Engineering Board of Registration as well as requirements for Licensed Professional Engineers in other states.

Master of Engineering Graduate Program

Mechanical Engineering

M.S. and Ph.D.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis option) in Mechanical Engineering. There is also a doctoral program for Mechanical Engineering. Every graduate student becomes involved in sponsored research projects. These topics range from sustainable and renewable energy systems, multi-scale modeling, vibrations and more.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Studies Home Page

Mechanical Engineering Masters Program

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Program

Distance Education at Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University (MSU) is a comprehensive land-grant institution founded in 1878 and located in north-central Mississippi near Starkville.  Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the university awards baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, educational doctorate, doctor of philosophy, and the doctor of veterinary medicine degrees.  Fall 2016 enrollment totaled 21,622 with a graduate student body of 3,532.  The faculty of MSU are formally engaged in juried and refereed scholarly creative activity, as proven by the university’s Doctoral Very High Research Activity ranking with the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  MSU holds SREB-Four Year 1 status.

The School of Engineering was created at MSU in 1902.  Currently, the Bagley College of Engineering (BCoE) is ranked 82nd in the Best Graduate School edition of U.S. News & World Report. As of Fall 2016 graduate enrollment totaled 665. The college is comprised of eight academic departments and offers 12 master’s degrees and 12 doctoral degrees. Excellence in research is a high priority for faculty. The college is comprised of 110 tenure-track faculty members and 13 faculty members have been recognized at the Grade of Fellow (IEEE, ASME, ASCE, AIAA, ASTM, AIChE, ACS). The BCoE ranks 51st nationally among colleges of engineering in NSF-national rankings by research expenditures. With several state-of-the-art research centers and laboratories to provide hands-on experience for masters and doctoral students, excellence extends beyond the classroom offerings. The BCoE Strategic Plan focuses on the recruitment of MSU Engineering graduates by major, multinational companies and top research universities, as well as top academic universities. BCoE is committed to a diverse student body, and seeks to enrich graduate education by providing a multiplicity of views and perspectives that enhance research, teaching, and the development of new knowledge.

The delivery of BCoE online courses and programs began in the mid-1980s primarily with faculty in Industrial Engineering and Electrical Engineering. With the introduction of its first interactive classroom in 1995, the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University was able to enrich students’ educational experiences by utilizing technology to expand classroom delivery options. The methods of distributing course content, synchronous and asynchronous, have certainly evolved since the time of mailing physical VHS tapes. Over the past few decades, the content has made a transition from an analog to a purely digital format.

Currently, the online program is taught from five rooms on the Starkville campus, as well as a satellite location in Vicksburg, MS. While some courses originate from Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)-Vicksburg, all courses are recorded at the Starkville campus and uploaded to our OpenCast video system. This digital repository stores all of our course content for each semester. Recordings of class lectures are available to students 24/7 in either an mp4 or flv file format, both of which can be viewed in a large variety of modern, freely-available video players. For more information, please read our set up page.

Contact Information

For more information on Mississippi State University engineering degree programs, please contact:

Tamra Swann
Distance Education Coordinator
Bagley College of Engineering
Mississippi State University
Phone: 662.325.3786
Email: tswann@bagley.msstate.edu