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Program Options

Cooperative Education Program

Engineering and Technical Majors

Co-op is a unique academic program allowing students to obtain valuable real world, hands-on work experience related to their field of study while still in school. Through this program, students are paired with host employers for three terms of paid, planned, and progressive work experience. Work semesters alternate with school semesters. After completing three work semesters, most students will have gained 52 weeks of work experience before graduation. Students can apply on-line for the co-op program at


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PGA Golf Management

Students will complete three (3) internships varying in length from 3 months to 7 months for a minimum of 16 months. During this time, students will be exposed to many aspects of the golf industry within the pillars of golf operations, teaching and coaching, and executive management.

Turf Management

Golf and Sports Turf Management students must complete a minimum 12 month or three semester co-op at a golf course with an individual who is certified or progressing toward certification with the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America or at a sports stadium with a recognized sports turf manager. One of the three co-op semesters enrolled by the student must be a non-summer semester period. A 2.50 cumulative GPA on all MSU work is required to participate.


Golf Internship

General Internships

These internships have no requirements other than to be in good standing with the university. Students will be placed in EXL 0190 for general internships.

Professional Practice Internship I & II

Professional Practice Internships are open to students of any major. Students being placed in EXL 3100 or EXL 3200 must have completed 60 + semester hours with a 2.75 GPA, EXL 3100 is required to complete EXL 3200.

Disney College Program

The application process for this program is open each August and January. Students can apply in their Connections account or through the Disney website. Students will be placed in various positions throughout the Disney World parks. Once students have interviewed with Disney and accepted an offer, they will complete paperwork with our office and be placed in the EXL0190 class.


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Congressional Internship

Congressional Internships provide students opportunities to work with the State of Mississippi Senators and Congressmen. Students are also provided with an opportunity to be right in the center of all the action in Washington D.C. Please contact Caragh Boyles for questions regarding these internships.

School of Architecture Externship Program

Students majoring in Architecture have an opportunity to participate in a one-week, paid externship program over the week of the University's Spring Break. Students are placed in design firms all across the United States to learn more about the Architecture profession. All expenses associated with travel, room, and board are the responsibility of the student. The School of Architecture takes on the role of helping place and advise students interested in participating in externships.