Office of the Dean

College of Professional and Continuing Studies
Dean's Message

Office of the Dean

As Dean of this innovative new college at Mississippi State, it is my privilege to introduce you to an educational environment that is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of adult learners like you.

Commitment to Adult Education

We understand that the decision to return to education as an adult is a courageous one. We recognize the demands and responsibilities you face in your personal and professional life, and we are committed to supporting you every step of the way. Our programs are thoughtfully tailored to accommodate your busy schedules, ensuring that you can balance your academic pursuits with your other commitments.

Practical, Career-Oriented Education

Our faculty are committed to delivering practical, career-oriented education that equips you with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in your chosen profession. Our curriculum is designed to be relevant, engaging, and adaptable, allowing you to acquire new knowledge and immediately apply it in your workplace. Whether you are seeking to enhance your existing skills, pivot to a new career, or simply expand your intellectual horizons, the College of Professional and Continuing Studies will offer a diverse range of programs to cater to your interests and goals. From professional development courses to certificate programs and degree options, you will find a comprehensive array of educational opportunities to suit your needs. As an adult learner, you bring a wealth of experience, perspectives, and insights into the educational environment. Therefore, we encourage active participation, collaboration, and the exchange of ideas. Our courses provide you the flexibility and convenience of an online environment, while enabling meaningful interactions with your peers and faculty, creating a supportive and enriching community that enhances your learning experience. I invite you to explore our website and discover the various opportunities that await you at our College of Professional and Continuing Studies. Should you have any questions or require further information, our dedicated staff members are here to assist you.

Warm regards,

Susan D. Seal, PhD
Dean, College of Professional and Continuing Studies