A Top 100 Research Institution
A Carnegie Foundation R1-Very High Research Activity Doctoral University, Mississippi State is ranked among the National Science Foundation’s top 100 research institutions. As the Magnolia State’s leading research university, MSU’s research expenditures totaled nearly $241 million in FY 2017, accounting for more than half of the total in research and development expenditures reported by all Mississippi institutions. This research activity is playing an ever-increasing role in Mississippi’s overall economic development efforts. MSU is a recognized leader in a number of disciplines, and well known for innovative partnerships, real-world impact, and offering undergraduate and graduate students unique research opportunities.
What's happening with our research
Groundbreaking, evolutionary plant study by MSU biological sciences faculty reverses previous hypotheses
New research from a Mississippi State University biological sciences faculty member reveals the evolutionary history of plant diversification is…
July 06, 2020
FAA selects MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab to lead UAS safety efforts
Mississippi State University once again is leading a major federal unmanned aircraft systems research, testing and development initiative.
June 23, 2020