Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Off-Campus Completion Programs

Missouri State brings quality instruction to students throughout southwest Missouri at various locations and in China. Faculty for these courses are regular Missouri State University faculty who commute from the Springfield Campus or who use the latest interactive video technology (BearNet), or are qualified instructors from the local community who have been approved by appropriate academic departments as having areas of special expertise.

BearNet allows a live classroom-to-classroom audio-video connection. Students are able to see and speak with students and instructors in BearNet interactive classrooms at other sites. The interactive classroom is designed to foster discussion and interaction, while limiting intrusion by technology. These classrooms are operational in Springfield, Joplin, Lebanon, Mountain Grove, Neosho, Nevada, and West Plains.

All Missouri State University policies regarding courses, programs, specialized academic program accreditations, academic regulations, and degree requirements are applicable, regardless of location. The following programs of study may be completed at the designated off-campus location: 

Missouri State University China Campus – located on the campus of Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China

  • General Business (BS)

Missouri State University Joplin Graduate Center – located on the campus of Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO

  • Elementary Education (MSEd)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) 

Missouri State University West Plains Campus – located in West Plains, MO

  • Child and Family Development (BS)
  • Elementary Education (BSEd)
  • General Agriculture (BAS)
  • General Business (BS)