Transforming Lives, Empowering Futures
Discover Innovative Pathways for Lifelong Learning and Professional Growth at Mississippi State University's College of Professional and Continuing Studies

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Whether you're looking to enhance your career, change directions, or pursue higher education goals, we are here to support you every step of the way. CPCS understands the unique needs of adult learners, which is why we offer generous college credit transfer and recognition for prior learning. Our goal is to make returning to school accessible and affordable for students of all ages.




Our Programs

Discover your path to success with our Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) majors tailored to meet the demands of today's workforce: Business Office Technology, Public Management, and Applied Science. Explore these innovative programs and start shaping your future today.

Online Degrees

Explore the 100+ offerings that MS State Online has for those wanting to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees. Our Center for Distance Education's offers quality education under the umbrella of Mississippi State University.

Professional Learning

Discover career-enhancing opportunities at our Center for Continuing Education. Join workshops and programs tailored for skill advancement. From AI to VR to a wide array of CEU offerings, accelerate your expertise for professional success. Embark on your journey now!

Learning Comes in All Sizes

At the College of Professional and Continuing Studies, we believe in the transformative power of education for everyone. We understand that learning enriches lives, both personally and professionally, creating value that transcends the classroom. Our mission is to facilitate your educational journey, making it accessible and achievable, regardless of your daily commitments.

  • Personal and Professional Growth: Unlock your potential through continuing education courses that offer both personal enrichment and professional advancement.
  • Customized Learning Paths: Choose from a variety of programs designed to fit your unique interests and career goals.
  • Supportive Educational Environment: Benefit from a college community that values and supports your journey every step of the way.

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This program aligns perfectly with how I like to learn. And it will help me become a leader in my career as a teacher. If you are considering the BAS program at Mississippi State, take that leap of faith . Remember... Your future is always worth it!

- Molly Chunn, BAS Student
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Current Awards

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US News - Top 100 Public University

Mississippi State earned a top 100 ranking for public universities in the United States as designated by the U.S. News & World Report for 2023.

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HEED Top Colleges for Diversity

Mississippi State earned the 2023 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Military Friendly Gold School

Mississippi State earned the Viqtory, 2023-2024, gold award validating our commitment to support the educational pathways of military and veteran students.

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Most Affordable Schools

Mississippi State received Abound's College of Distinction 2023-2024 award highlighting we are one of the most affordable universities for all students.

Dean Testimonial

With a college focused on the educational needs of working adults and workforce readiness, we can be agile and innovative in the design of specific applied credit and non-credit programs in the highest demand. This also opens the door for additional community and industry partnerships, expanded grant and contract opportunities, and so much more.

- Susan D. Seal
Dean, College of Professional and Continuing Studies
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Are You Ready to Start Your Next Steps?

CPCS also houses the Center for Distance Education (MS State Online) and the Center for Continuing Education, both offering numerous degree options tailored to career paths and professional development, respectively. Feel free to utilize the buttons below to navigate to the websites of these centers or to request information from our team members who are ready to assist you on your educational journey.

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