The College of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi State University is the largest college at MSU with more than 5,200 students and 323 full-time faculty members. As a result of its size, the College of Arts & Sciences would constitute the 5th largest university in the state. As such, it touches the lives of every student that attends MSU, making it the heart and soul of the university. The College offers 27-degree programs, nine doctoral and 15 master’s programs in its 14 different departments and is the home to several institutes and centers.
The faculty in the CA&S is among the finest in the country with advanced degrees from over 60 distinguished universities across 27 states and 12 countries. No doubt, the quality of a university is a direct result of the stellar faculty that it maintains; it is also defined by its success and reputation in regards to its competitiveness nationally and internationally, and from the research and teaching achievements that improve the quality of life for everyone.
The College is at the forefront of expanding what it offers students. Students in the College have been recognized for some of the most prestigious awards given at the collegiate level: Donald “Field” M. Brown, was named the 2013 Rhodes Scholar; Jamie Aron, was named a 2015 Truman Scholar; Natalie Jones, was named a 2016 Truman Scholar; and Nicholas Ezell, was named a 2018 Goldwater Scholar.
The College of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi State University— Learning through Discovery.