Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2015-16 Preliminary Edition, April 2015

Missouri State Outreach

Missouri State Outreach works with academic departments and colleges throughout the University to provide a wide range of credit courses at both the Springfield campus and off-campus sites beyond the Springfield campus, using technology-based delivery systems and traditional off-campus instruction delivery systems. The academic programs offered undergo the same academic review and scrutiny as academic programs offered in traditional settings. For more information on "alternate pathways" (e.g., Online, iCourses, Evening College Plus, off-campus, dual high school, interactive video, and summer classes) visit the Missouri State Outreach website.

Traditional on-site instruction 

On-site instruction involves faculty driving from the Springfield campus or faculty hired from the local community who teach classes in a face-to-face format. Classes or programs are offered at many high schools or branch locations throughout southwest Missouri. Classes and programs offered through traditional on-site instruction or BearNet at our branch office locations are listed below.

Technology-based delivery systems

The distance learning strategy involves two major delivery systems: Interactive Video (BearNet) and iCourses which can be downloaded from iTunesU.

Interactive video (BearNet)

Technology-based courses are offered via BearNet at the following sites.

  • Cassville, MO – Crowder College campus
  • El Reno, OK – Redlands Community College
  • Joplin, MO – Joplin Extension Campus
  • Lebanon, MO – Nelson Education Center
  • Miami, OK – Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
  • Mountain Grove, MO – Missouri State University Mountain Grove Campus
  • Neosho, MO – Crowder College campus
  • Nevada, MO – Nevada Telecenter
  • West Plains, MO – Missouri State University West Plains Campus


Missouri State offers iCourses which fulfill general educational requirements with minimal or no physical classroom attendance required. iCourse lectures are available on iTunesU through the MSU website or can be purchased in CD-Rom sets which may be viewed on personal computers. iCourse content can be downloaded from a computer to any MP-3 player for portable listening and video pod viewing.

Precollege dual credit program

Missouri State Outreach coordinates the off-campus pre-college program for high school students. Through this program qualified high school students are able to receive both high school and college credit in specially approved courses offered at participating high schools.