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Study at Missouri State University

Missouri State University, situated in Springfield, Missouri, is the 2nd largest university of the state in terms of student Enrolment. The main campus is set on nearly 225 acres of land. Apart from its central campus, the university also has a research campus in Mountain Grove, and a 2-year branch campus situated in West Plains. The academic divisions of the university include:

  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Continuing Education and the Extended University
  • College of Education
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Humanities and Public Affairs
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Graduate School
The sports teams of Missouri State University are nicknamed the Bears. The official colors are white and maroon. The university has basketball, golf, baseball, football, cross country, track, field hockey, and volleyball teams. Blake Ahearn, current NBA player; Jim Bohannon, radio talk show host; and actress Kathleen Turner all graduated from this university.

Profile of Missouri State University

Missouri State is located in a medium-sized city, in Springfield, MO. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at Missouri State top out at the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study business and management.

Missouri State Selectivity

The admissions department at Missouri State does not accept all those who apply. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 490 to 610 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 620 or higher on the math SAT.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 19, 348 students (16, 171 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Missouri State does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Gateway Football Conference and Missouri Valley Conference competitions.

Missouri State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 048business management, marketing, accounting, business, finance, MIS, business administration, insurance, . . .
Education and Teaching657elementary school teaching, school Counselling, educational administration, early childhood education, physical education teaching, music teaching, special ed, history teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts265English, political science, history, sociology, technical and business writing, international relations, anthropology, peace and conflict resolution, . . .
Therapy and Counselling205psychology, physical therapy
Family and Social Work198social work, housing, family studies, social service professions, public administration
Media182communication studies, mass communication, journalism
Science172biology, call and molecular biology, chemistry, physics, natural sciences, geology, geological and earth sciences, biological and biomedical sciences, . . .
Medical Support and Technology117audiology and speech pathology, radiographer, physician assistant, audiology, clinical lab tech, respiratory care tech
Hospitality100hospitality management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy92parks and recreation studies, dietitian, athletic trainer, health and fitness
Nursing and Emergency Medicine77registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, nursing administration
Security and Law Enforcement73criminology
Construction Trades54apparel and textiles
Design34design and visual communication
Music33music, music performance
Agricultural Science and Management27agricultural operations, agriculture
Drama and Performing Arts25drama, dance
Fine Arts23fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy23religion, philosophy
Real Estate and Construction Management23construction management
Conservation and Resource Management22wildlife management
Animal Science and Care22animal science
Landscaping and Horticulture21horticultural science, agronomy, plant sciences
Computer Science and Engineering20computer science
Engineering18engineering management, materials science
Art Studies15visual and performing arts, art studies
Architecture and Planning11urban planning
Medicine11public health, gerontology
Photography and Commercial Art11multimedia
Engineering Technician10industrial production tech
Medical administration3health care facilities management
Science and Laboratory Technician2physical sciences tech

Contact: Missouri State

Missouri State University

901 S National

Springfield, MO 65897

General Phone: (417) 836-5000


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