Enrollment Restriction

Open to students in southwest Missouri

Developed in partnership with Missouri S&T in order to address southwest Missouri’s need for civil and electrical engineers, the cooperative engineering program is open to students in 16 counties. Since its inception, the program has provided opportunities for students from southwest Missouri to major in engineering and build their careers in the area.

  1. Students who are admitted to Missouri State university must have residency in one of the following 16 counties in Missouri: Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Polk, Stone, Taney, Vernon or Webster. Students who do not have residency in the 16 county area are not eligible for the Cooperative Engineering Program. Missouri State university will continue to offer the Pre-engineering Program to all students, which allows students to complete the first two years of courses on the Missouri State campus and then transfer to the Missouri University of Science and Technology to complete their Engineering Degree.

    • Students who graduated from a high school in one of the following 16 counties in Missouri: Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Polk, Stone, Taney, Vernon or Webster have residency in the 16 county area and are eligible for the Cooperative Engineering Program.
    • Residency Appeal: Students may appeal to establish residency in the 16 county area. Please contact the Cooperative Engineering Program office at 417-837-2315 for the details of the appeals process. To appeal, students must complete the Petition for Cooperative Engineering Program Residency Requirement Form and provide the necessary documentation.
  2. Students will be allowed to transfer into the Cooperative Engineering Program from partner colleges, such as Ozarks Technical College, with the following guidelines:

    • Students must have residency in one of the following 16 counties in Missouri: Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Polk, Stone, Taney, Vernon or Webster. Students who do not have residency in the 16 county area are not eligible to transfer into the Cooperative Engineering Program. Students may still complete the Pre-engineering Program at their partner college to complete the first two years of courses and then transfer to the Missouri University of Science and Technology (or another engineering school) to complete their engineering degree.