Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs
Missouri State University-Springfield offers bachelor's and masters degree programs on the West Plains campus. By using interactive video and onsite instruction, the following degree programs can be completed at Missouri State University-West Plains.
- Bachelor of Science in General Business
- Bachelor of Science in Education - Elementary
- Bachelor of Applied Science in Agriculture
- Early Childhood
- Special Education
- Middle School Certification
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Master of Business Administration
Courses leading toward a Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology, a Master of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Science in Educational Administration, as well as a variety of other upper level courses, are also offered.
For information contact Missouri State Outreach at (417) 255-7931.
The Bachelor of Applied Science in General Agriculture is offered by the Missouri State University-Springfield campus as part of the Missouri Pathways Partnership. The Missouri Pathways Partnership is a collaborative effort between Missouri State University-Springfield, Missouri State University-West Plains and Crowder College. Classes are offered delivery system including online, video, interactive video and intense weekend classes. This system allows students enrolled at Crowder College and Missouri State University-West Plains to remain on their respective campuses and earn the Bachelor of Applied Science in General Agriculture degree.
Students who complete an Associate of Arts (AA) degree with a business emphasis from Missouri State University-West Plains may now complete the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in General Business. They also may continue with graduate work and complete the entire Master of Business Administration degree on the West Plains campus. The Missouri State University-Springfield campus College of Business provides both degrees. With accreditation by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, the College of Business is recognized nationally in the top 10 percent of business schools.
For many years, the Missouri State University-Springfield School of Teacher Education has offered graduate level education courses on the West Plains campus. These courses have been expanded and focus on completion of the Master of Science in Elementary Education, with emphases in Reading, Early Childhood or Special Education. Undergraduate students can now complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, with the option of Middle School Certification or Special Education. All classes, internships and student teaching can be completed in the West Plains area. Also being taught in West Plains are classes toward a Master’s in Educational Administration.
Nursing students also benefit from increased offerings. Without traveling to Springfield, registered nurses, prepared at the associate degree or diploma level, are able to complete nursing courses that apply toward the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
The Department of Technology in Springfield is offering classes leading toward a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Technology. Approval from the Coordinating Board of Higher Education is being sought to offer the entire degree on the West Plains campus. Students with most Applied Science Degrees may seamlessly transfer to this BAS Degree. Several courses that are part of the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology are also offered at West Plains.