Director's Welcome

Dr. Julie JordanAs a global, diversified research institution, Mississippi State University (MSU) is providing limitless possibilities for faculty and students to put new technologies to work, find new ways to feed the world, plan better ways to boost the nation’s economy, and prepare for the energy needs of tomorrow.

At Mississippi State, we think inclusively and beyond the boundaries, encouraging boldness, imagination, and creativity to foster relationships that will discover solutions to problems that face our world.  Since our beginning in 1878, every accomplishment, every breakthrough, every idea – great or small – has been fueled by an unwavering determination to make a difference.  From a comprehensive set of educational options and groundbreaking research to award-winning service initiatives and an environment that embraces intellectual and creative freedom, the Mississippi State experience is transforming and empowering communities throughout the world.

Solutions to world hunger and poverty are within reach at Mississippi State, where globally diversified teams are combining forces with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to eliminate starvation in developing countries.  Through extensive pandemic influenza research, MSU scientists are pioneering medical solutions that ultimately will protect human populations around the world.  As a member of the Global Aquaculture Advancement Partnership, MSU is recognized as an international Center for Knowledge for Aquatic Health by the World Food Programme of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Through MSU’s International Institute, the university covers a broad range of international services to support and promote globalization on campus and through external outreach activities. Immigration services, English Language training and development, study abroad opportunities, research development, student recruitment, and partnership development are all encompassed within the walls of the Institute.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please feel free to contact me using the following contact information.

Phone: 662.325.8929
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 6144, Mississippi State, MS 39762


Julie Jordan, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President, International Programs
Excutive Director, International Institute
Mississippi State University