• Senior biochemistry major, Lucas J. Ferguson, is the first student from Mississippi State University to ever receive this prestigious award. Lucas was selected to be one of the thirty-six most academically outstanding and socially committed US citizens this year.

    MSU's First Gates Cambridge Scholar

    Senior biochemistry major, Lucas J. Ferguson, is the first student from Mississippi State University to ever receive this prestigious award. Lucas was selected to be one of the thirty-six most academically outstanding and socially committed US citizens this year.

  • presents Love-in-Idleness or A Midsummer Night’s Subplot
Based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - FREE ADMISSION!

    Shackouls Honors College

    presents Love-in-Idleness or A Midsummer Night’s Subplot Based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - FREE ADMISSION!Tues, Feb 14th and Wed, Feb 15th Griffis Hall-3rd Floor at 7:00pm

  • 
English and sociology double-major Natalie M. Jones of Flowood and criminology and political science double-major Holly M. Travis of Starkville will interview Nov. 18 and 19 in Birmingham, Alabama, for what is widely considered the world’s oldest and most celebrated international fellowship.

    Rhodes Finalists

    English and sociology double-major Natalie M. Jones of Flowood and criminology and political science double-major Holly M. Travis of Starkville will interview Nov. 18 and 19 in Birmingham, Alabama, for what is widely considered the world’s oldest and most celebrated international fellowship.

  • Take a look at where our students are going next year!

    Take a look at where our students are going next year!

  • “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”

    “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” - Plutarch

  • "Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living."

    "Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living."- John Dewey

  • "Education is the preparation of the individual for the community."

    "Education is the preparation of the individual for the community."- H.G. Wells

  • ”A good program of liberal education feeds the student’s love of truth and passion to live a good life”

    ”A good program of liberal education feeds the student’s love of truth and passion to live a good life”- Allan Bloom

The Shackouls Honors College

The Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University is a community of students, faculty, and staff devoted to the pursuit of academic excellence. It serves as an intellectual focal point for the university through sponsoring speakers, conferences, and programs which connect undergraduate students to issues in higher education and well as specific research areas. We strive for rigor in both our distinctive curriculum and in our undergraduate research. Our curriculum is based upon our belief in the efficacy of general education, especially in the liberal arts, which develops such skills as critical thinking and effective writing and also engages students in discussion of the formative ideas, arts, and cultures of our world. Through a mix of both traditional and innovative pedagogies, we help our students begin their pursuit of truth in the classroom which they continue as they specialize in their research in their chosen disciplines. Our students demonstrate their general and specialized learning in a significant senior capstone experience.

MSU's newest Truman Scholar provides voice for the underdog

MSU's newest truman scholar

A Rhodes Scholar Update: Field Brown's First Year at Oxford University

Rhodes scholar image in Oxford University

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Faculty Spotlight

Holly Johnson teaches courses in medieval English literature and specializes in late medieval sermons. More

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Student Spotlight

Feifei Zeng, a senior marketing and foreign language double-major at Mississippi State is among 12 rising U.S. college students participating August 11-20 in one of China's most influential student-run exchange programs. More