Message from the Head of Campus

Dr. Cruse shakes hands with recent graduate in cap and gown at commencement ceremonies.

Welcome to MSU-Meridian!

I am so happy your path led you here.

Now is a pivotal time in our history, and whether you’re beginning your search for the university that best meets your needs, a returning student, or a seasoned educator working to enhance the lives of others, our mission is to provide a supportive pathway to the future of your dreams.

We invite you to take a closer look at our beautiful campuses. Tour MSU-Meridian’s distinctive, state-of-the-art advanced health care programs and our unique baccalaureate and master’s programs in education, applied sciences and humanities – everything from physician assistant studies and an accelerated master’s degree in nursing to social work, criminology, psychology and more.

Student life here is as unique with two campuses to accommodate your educational goals. Weaved into the fabric of historic downtown Meridian, our beloved MSU Riley Center is the gem by which Meridian’s arts culture has grown and thrived. The Riley Campus anchors the Deen and Rosenbaum buildings, along with our Bulldog Shop, and serves as the epicenter for continued growth in mental health care and skilled nursing and physician assistant studies along with continuing education and support for faculty and staff.

Our College Park campus, anchored at the western edge of the city near Meridian Community College, is home to the divisions of arts and sciences and education, and where you’ll take your first steps to becoming an official Bulldog. 

As a land-grant institution, our pursuit of reaching and elevating diverse populations is at the heart of our mission, and we invite you to walk in the faded footsteps of MSUs most successful graduates as we support you on your own personal path and journey.

Our accommodating staff is ready for you to reach out!

As always, we're taking care of what matters,

Terry Dale Cruse, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President and Head of Campus