Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs. Our purpose is to develop fully educated persons with a focus on ethical leadership, cultural competence, and community engagement. Locations The Missouri State University system has four physical campuses:

  • The main campus in Springfield, Mo.
  • West Plains, Mo., offering two-year associate’s degrees
  • Mountain Grove, Mo., focusing on fruit science and agriculture research
  • Dalian, China, in partnership with Liaoning Normal University

Making a difference Missouri State has a public affairs mission. It’s about helping the community, being a leader and being informed about the world and the people who live in it through:

  • Community engagement
  • Cultural competence
  • Ethical leadership

By the numbers, The Missouri State community includes:

  • 23,838 students in the Missouri State system making it the second largest university in the state
  • Six academic colleges, one School of Agriculture and one Graduate College
  • Almost 4,000 faculty and staff members with 90 percent of full-time ranked faculty holding the most advanced degree in their field
  • 4,000 students living in University housing
  • 1,500 international students studying on the Springfield campus
  • 16 NCAA Division I teams with 48 NCAA championship appearances
  • 85,000 alumni applying their education around the world

Profile of a Bear Our students:

  • Represent all 50 states and 85 foreign countries
  • Study in one of our 85+ undergraduate majors leading to 185+ academic options or 45+ graduate degree programs
  • Participate in nearly 300 student organizations and more than 25 fraternities and sororities
  • Play about 20 intramural sports
  • Receive $155 million in financial aid with 75 percent of students receiving some form of assistance
  • Volunteer more than 100,000 hours at government and nonprofit organizations through the Campus Volunteer Center, cooperative education, and service-learning

Our freshmen:

  • Earned an average ACT score of 24.1, state and national averages
  • Held an average high school grade point average of 3.59
  • Placed in the top half of their high school classes (83.5%)
Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

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Missouri State University

The MPH program at MSU offers a generalist degree in public health, the practice of ensuring the health of populations. ... [+]

Master of Public Health

The MPH program at MSU offers a generalist degree in public health, the practice of ensuring the health of populations. Graduates with an MPH often work in governmental organizations performing a variety of tasks, from disease outbreak investigations to food safety inspections. Graduates may also work for international organizations, perhaps providing essential health services for displaced populations. Graduates may also be involved in the healthcare industry, helping to plan for population-level health care. Some students come to the MPH program directly from their baccalaureates; others come after years of experience in the healthcare or other fields. The breadth of the public health field allows students to come from a wide variety of educations and experience, including psychology, business, biology, chemistry, and others.... [-]

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