Degrees and Certificates Offered

Degree codes are in parenthesis. See degree abbreviations below.

Associate Degrees and Certificates
for 2023-2024

  • Agriculture (AAS, AS, Cert)
    Agriculture Certificates: Agricultural Business, Animal Science, Equine Studies, General Agriculture, Horticulture, Natural Resources / Wildlife Management, Plant Science/Horticulture
  • Business (AAS, AS, Cert) Options: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Management
    Business Certificates: Advanced Business Studies, Basic Bookkeeping, Basic Business Studies, Basic Office Management, Foundations of Business, Human Resources
  • Child and Family Development (AA, AAS, Cert)
    Child and Family Development Certificates: Advanced Child and Family Development, Basic Child and Family Development
  • Community Behavioral Health Support (AAS)
  • Computer Graphics and Programming (AAS)
  • Computer Science (AS)
  • Criminology (AA, Cert)
  • Elementary Education (AAT)
  • Engineering Technology (AS) Options: Mechatronics, Pre-Engineering
  • Enology (AAS, Cert)
  • General Studies (AA) Specialization: Darr Honors Program Specialization
  • Health Information Technology (AAS, Cert) Options: Healthcare Data Analytics, Healthcare Reimbursement, Medical Assistant, Medical Coding
    Health Information Technology Certificates: Electronic Health Records Specialist, Medical/Clinical Assistant, Medical Coding, Medical Office Administrative Assistant
  • Health Professions (AA)
  • Hospitality Leadership (AAS, Cert)
    Hospitality Leadership Certificates: Advanced Hospitality Leadership, Basic Hospitality Leadership
  • Human Services (AA)
  • Information Science & Technology (AAS, Cert)
    Information Science & Technology Certificates: Aerial & Geospatial Technology, Data Analytics, Information Technology
  • Law Enforcement (AAS)
  • Nursing (AS, Cert)
    Nursing Certificate: Pre-Nursing
  • Technology (AAS, AS, Cert) Options: Advanced Welding & Fabrication, General Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Manufacturing Management
    Technology Certificates: Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Management, Advanced Welding & Fabrication Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Manufacturing Management, Mechatronics, Welding and Fabrication Technology
  • Viticulture (AAS, Cert)
  • Wine Business & Entrepreneurship (AAS, Cert)

Program Career and Salary Information

Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding program lengths, costs, and students’ median time-to-degree, as well as employment and wage outcomes, can be found at Employment and wage outcomes are limited to completers found employed in Missouri. Students not found as employed may also be working out-of-state, self-employed, or enrolled in continuing education. Additional information on programs and program outcomes may be found by searching at Search using School / Program “Missouri State-West Plains” and choose the degree or credential type of interest.

The following limitations to the data apply - Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Earn a Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in West Plains

Earn an associate of arts or associate of science degree from Missouri State-West Plains, transfer those credit hours to Missouri State-Springfield and complete a bachelor's degree, all while living in West Plains!

Missouri State Outreach, housed in Gohn Hall on the West Plains campus, represents Missouri State-Springfield and can provide assistance with your transfer.

Bachelor's Degrees Available

(BS=Bachelor of Science; BAS=Bachelor of Applied Science)

Note: Some Missouri State Online degree completion programs may have prerequisite courses (particularly in the sciences) not available online through Missouri State-Springfield. Schedule your advising appointment with Adult Student Services to review program requirements.

Post-Graduate Degrees Available

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Contact Us

Missouri State Outreach - West Plains Region
Gohn Hall, 603 W. Main
West Plains, MO 65775
Phone: 417-255-7777
Deanna Smith
Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 417-255-7777
Amber Johnston
Outreach Assistant
Phone: 417-255-7934

Degree abbreviations

  • AA – Associate of Arts
  • AAT – Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • AAS – Associate of Applied Science
  • AS – Associate of Science
  • BAS – Bachelor of Applied Science
  • BS – Bachelor of Science
  • BSEd – Bachelor of Science in Education
  • BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Cert – Certificate
  • MAT – Master of Arts in Teaching
  • MBA – Master of Business Administration
  • MS – Master of Science, Counseling
  • MSEd – Master of Science in Education
  • EdS – Specialist in Education, Educational Administration

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*Some programs may be awaiting Dept. of Education approval for financial aid eligibility.