A Missouri State education is grounded in its public affairs mission. Course work defines and emphasizes ethical leadership, community engagement and cultural competence.
Preparing Citizen Bears for the World
Giving weight to power skills
The pace of change in the marketplace and expectations of adaptable life skills require an agile and flexible academic environment. A strong blend of human skills – competencies that can only be achieved through a liberal arts and sciences education – continues to prepare students for career and life changes. Employers of tomorrow will continue to draw heavily from graduates who can articulate and exemplify mastery in:
- Critical thinking.
- Problem solving.
These power skills are adaptable, transferable and prepare students to be life-long learners.
Accessibility for all
The through line that runs across all programs is accessibility. Missouri State will have a fully inclusive framework of accessible information, delivery modalities and academic support. Investment in inclusive practices will help develop and retain a diverse student population. This, in turn, fosters a richer academic and inclusive experience. Missouri State will be diligent in removing barriers - including financial - and streamlining processes to ensure students’ access to education and academic credentialing.