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Mississippi Governor's School

Mississippi Governor’s School (MGS) is a tuition-free residential honors program that offers unique creative and academic experiences to students with exceptional abilities and achievements.

For two weeks each June, MGS invites rising high school juniors and seniors from all over the state to the campus of Mississippi University for Women. During their time in the program, MGS scholars take rigorous interdisciplinary courses, engage in team building exercises, and create lifelong friendships and memories.

Due to COVID-19 and its repercussions, MGS 2020 has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The MGS Experience

What to Expect

MGS 2020 marks the 40th session of Mississippi Governor's School. Learn about how the program began and about the experience you can expect.



Mississippi's Best & Brightest

Apply Today

MGS is designed for a limited number of rising high school junior and seniors who demonstrate exceptional abilities and talents. Learn about the qualifications and application process.



Join the Team

Work with MGS

MGS faculty members deliver top-notch lessons to scholars, and MGS staff make the program run smoothly.