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Explore endless possibilities

You can explore endless academic possibilities thanks to our many outstanding majors and programs. You will find your passion for learning because we have advisors and professors who go the extra distance.

High-quality academics

Many of our programs are nationally recognized and accredited at the highest possible levels, and our students frequently win awards in competitions around the region, nation and world.

Our students, even undergraduates, often assist faculty with research in a number of ways — everything from excavating artifacts to surveying species in a river. This means you will be trained for top-level graduate work.

Go beyond the classroom

We don’t just tell you what your career will be like: We help you experience it.

Many majors require or encourage students to complete an internship, practicum or other adventure outside the classroom. This means education students observe teachers in actual classrooms, fashion students put on a runway show, nursing students experience a real patient environment, media students produce films, agriculture students see the workings of a real ranch, accounting students produce actual tax returns — in other words, you graduate with the confidence to jump into your career.

Try a variety of class formats

You will have a mix of large and small classes, and can take online classes.

Even though we’re a large University, many of your classes in your major will be smaller and some may have as few as 20 people. You’ll have plenty of chances to interact with fellow students and your professors.

We have an average student-to-teacher ratio of 19-to-1, a great number for a major university. Instructors really get to know their students and care about their progress.

Join the Honors College

Students in the Honors College take enhanced courses and may live in Scholars House. To be eligible for admission into Honors College, you must have done the following:

  • Applied to Missouri State University and been admitted;
  • Earned an ACT score of 27 or higher (or SAT of 1220 or higher); and
  • Graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class, OR graduated high school with a 3.9 cumulative grade point average.