Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs. Our purpose is to develop fully educated persons with a focus on ethical leadership, cultural competence, and community engagement. Locations The Missouri State University system has four physical campuses:

  • The main campus in Springfield, Mo.
  • West Plains, Mo., offering two-year associate’s degrees
  • Mountain Grove, Mo., focusing on fruit science and agriculture research
  • Dalian, China, in partnership with Liaoning Normal University

Making a difference Missouri State has a public affairs mission. It’s about helping the community, being a leader and being informed about the world and the people who live in it through:

  • Community engagement
  • Cultural competence
  • Ethical leadership

By the numbers, The Missouri State community includes:

  • 23,838 students in the Missouri State system making it the second largest university in the state
  • Six academic colleges, one School of Agriculture and one Graduate College
  • Almost 4,000 faculty and staff members with 90 percent of full-time ranked faculty holding the most advanced degree in their field
  • 4,000 students living in University housing
  • 1,500 international students studying on the Springfield campus
  • 16 NCAA Division I teams with 48 NCAA championship appearances
  • 85,000 alumni applying their education around the world

Profile of a Bear Our students:

  • Represent all 50 states and 85 foreign countries
  • Study in one of our 85+ undergraduate majors leading to 185+ academic options or 45+ graduate degree programs
  • Participate in nearly 300 student organizations and more than 25 fraternities and sororities
  • Play about 20 intramural sports
  • Receive $155 million in financial aid with 75 percent of students receiving some form of assistance
  • Volunteer more than 100,000 hours at government and nonprofit organizations through the Campus Volunteer Center, cooperative education, and service-learning

Our freshmen:

  • Earned an average ACT score of 24.1, state and national averages
  • Held an average high school grade point average of 3.59
  • Placed in the top half of their high school classes (83.5%)
Programs taught in:
  • English

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The Master of Science in Administrative Studies is a cross-disciplinary program which features enhancement of administrative abilities with areas of emphasis in Applied C ... [+]

Master of Science in Administrative Studies

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September 2019
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4 semesters
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Our program prepares you for a career in health care management and administration. Managing health care organizations in today's dynamic and complex environment is a cha ... [+]

Master of Health Administration

Our program prepares you for a career in healthcare management and administration. Managing health care organizations in today's dynamic and complex environment is a challenging profession, and qualified executives are needed to lead organizations in providing high-quality patient care in the most cost-effective manner. Our program will equip you to meet these critical leadership challenges within the healthcare industry. The Master of Health Administration provides flexibility for working professionals. The Master of Health Administration degree is offered in an executive-style format, designed for working professionals seeking to attain leadership positions in healthcare industry. The executive-style format includes a combination of blended/online courses together with traditional seated courses offered in the evenings.... [-]

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September 2019
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The MNAS program is the only one of its kind in the southwest Missouri region. This unique program offers a wide spectrum of choices for selecting two areas of study in m ... [+]

Master of Natural and Applied Sciences

Why pursue the MNAS degree at Missouri State?

Select two areas of emphasis to customize your program of study. Each emphasis area will help you expand your current scientific knowledge and capabilities. You will work directly with an advisory committee dedicated to helping you meet your academic and professional goals. You will be matched with a faculty member who will provide advisement, as well as help you design your program of study. This interdisciplinary program allows you to select areas in multiple departments and schools. The MNAS will increase your marketability by developing an advanced set of skills. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities for research and other academic endeavors. By attaining this advanced degree, you open up multiple career opportunities in the sciences. ... [-]
USA Springfield
September 2019
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1 - 4 years
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Missouri State’s public administration graduate program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration through a rigorous natio ... [+]

Master of Public Administration

Missouri State’s public administration graduate program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration through a rigorous national accreditation process. Meeting the NASPAA’s criteria means you’ll receive the resources necessary to achieve the goals that matter to you.

Graduate students in the public administration program are individuals with diverse academic and professional backgrounds, many of whom work full-time and are practicing public administrators and non-profit organization professionals.

Missouri State’s public administration graduate program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration through a rigorous national accreditation process. Meeting the NASPAA’s criteria means you’ll receive the resources necessary to achieve the goals that matter to you.... [-]

USA Springfield
September 2019
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1 - 4 years
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