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College of Architecture, Art and Design

One of the smaller colleges on campus, the College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) prides itself on low student to faculty ratios (average 15:1) and consider itself a close-knit “community.” CAAD is continuously at the top of Mississippi State University rankings on a national student survey relating to educational experience and engagement with faculty. 

CAAD Information for Current Students

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School of Architecture

The Mississippi State University School of Architecture offers the Bachelor of Architecture degree, a five-year professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The program has been accredited continuously since its inception in 1973. In September of 2016, the school was reaccredited for another full eight-year term. 

Architecture Information for Current Students

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Department of Art

The Mississippi State University Department of Art offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the department offers three concentrations:  fine arts (including emphasis areas in ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture), graphic design, and photography.

Art Information for Current Students

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Building Construction Science Program

The Building Construction Science Program at Mississippi State University is designed to prepare students for careers in construction and construction-related fields. The studio-based program is one of just two programs of its kind in the nation.

BCS Information for Current Students

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Interior Design Program

Interior design is a challenging, exciting, and ever-changing profession. The Interior Design Program at Mississippi State University is accredited by both the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and is the largest interior design program in the state. 

Interior Design Information for Current Students