Missouri State University was founded in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School. During its early years, the institution’s primary purpose was preparing teachers for the public school systems in the southwest region of Missouri.
The academic experience is grounded in a general education curriculum which draws heavily from the liberal arts and sciences. This foundation provides the basis for mastery of disciplinary and professional studies.
It also provides essential forums in which students develop the capacity to make well-informed, independent critical judgments about the cultures, values and institutions in society.
Centers and Institutes:
When you think of the Career Center, think of lifelong career development. Our mission is to prepare students to make responsible career decisions, and this preparation begins at the freshman level. Just as all people are unique, our career needs are also unique.
Some of you will quickly declare an academic major, and some will have no idea what to select. Some of you may be reentering the workforce, and some may be thinking of changing careers.
The Office of International Services welcomes students, faculty, and staff from all over the world. We're glad to assist you with the admission process. Please contact us to let us know how we can help you during your journey to Missouri State University.
Facilities and Operations:
Facilities and operations is an area within residence life, housing and dining services that encompasses custodial maintenance, life safety, keys and card access, renovations, refurbishing, and new construction.
Our mission is to provide clean, safe and well-maintained facilities of our 9 residence halls, which accommodate approximately 4,000 students.
The Missouri State University Libraries, a singular entity, provides information resources, services, and spaces to advance the University’s purpose to develop educated persons.
Infused by MSU’s statewide mission in public affairs and our commitment to inclusive excellence, we provide fundamental support for teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activities, and service.
Help Desk-provided services include BearPrint, Email, Microsoft IT Academy, Microsoft Student Advantage, Microsoft OneDrive, and training opportunities.
Taylor Health offers many medical services to benefit the health of University students, faculty, staff and retirees, as well as their eligible dependents and household members.
Routine and preventive medical services include:
The Missouri State University campuses are structured to address the special needs of the urban and rural populations they serve.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.