The College of Architecture, Art, and Design includes the School of Architecture, Department of Art, Interior Design, and Building Construction Science programs.
Architecture, Art, and Interior Design are all fully accredited programs with their respective disciplines. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, and a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Science.
In 2004, MSU established the College of Architecture, Art, and Design. Previous to this creation, the college was known as the School of Architecture, housing a professional undergraduate program and a nonprofessional Master of Science in Architecture. Joining these two programs were the Interior Design Program, formerly from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Department of Art, formerly from the College of Arts and Sciences.
In 2007, the Mississippi Institute for Higher Learning Board approved the formation of the undergraduate program in Building Construction Science.
The mission of the College of Architecture, Art, and Design is to promote and engage students and faculty in the following: conceptualization, craft, media and technology, history and theory, aesthetics, and ethical issues associated with making artifacts in the world.