Message from the Head of Campus

Head of Campus, Dr. Terry Dale shakes hands with Master of Business Administration graduate, Paul White. The year is off to a great start at MSU-Meridian! 

Fall enrollment increased 14% as more students discovered an opportunity to stay local, pay less, and earn more. Our Partnership Pathways initiative with local community colleges makes the transition to MSU-Meridian more convenient than ever and truly takes the guess work out of the transfer process. This is all backed with the assurance that MSU is the state’s leading return on educational investment.

Our emerging Master of Physician Assistant Studies program is developing well. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) will visit our Riley Campus in April 2019 to review the proposed program. We will also start taking applications in April 2019, hold interviews during the fall, and if approved, seat our first class in January 2020.

A new Professional MBA launched during the summer of 2018 and now enrolls 33 students. This innovative program considers previous work experience in lieu of the GMAT for admission. The initial class features some of the most talented business and civic leaders in our area.

The Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts announced an exciting lineup in addition to our Education and Family Series. Meanwhile, our work with Meridian Public Schools on the prestigious Kennedy Center Any Given Child Grant continues.

As the state’s leading research University, we also are uniquely positioned to serve a wide range of people in east Mississippi and west Alabama where residents in Choctaw, Clarke, Greene, Hale, Marengo and Sumter are eligible for in-state tuition costs at MSU-Meridian.

There has never been a better time to join our community!

Hail State!

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