The Course Catalog is your informational guide to courses, programs, academic policies, degree requirements, faculty teaching credentials and general information about Missouri State University-West Plains. As a key resource, this catalog will guide you along your particular path toward graduation and success. In addition to the information about Missouri State-West Plains and its programs and services, this catalog provides information concerning a select number of undergraduate and graduate degrees from Missouri State University-Springfield that are offered on the West Plains campus through the Missouri State Outreach program.

Which catalog should I follow?

Missouri State-West Plains issues a new catalog each academic year. The semester and year of the student’s first enrollment as a degree-seeking student at Missouri State-West Plains (excluding dual credit or dual enrollment) determines which catalog must be followed in order to satisfy specific degree requirements. PDF versions of prior catalogs, including the 2016-17 catalog, are available in the Catalog Archive. The July 1 version of each catalog is the ‘catalog of record’ for each respective academic year.


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Publishing schedule


Preliminary edition

(effective fall - summer)


Official editions

(effective fall - summer)