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About Us

Do you value every voice and every opinion?

Are you inspired to create a better future for yourself and others?

Are you ready to make a difference?

If so, Missouri State has a place for you

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.

  • Enrollment of 26,000 students who come from around the state and the world.
  • Four-campus system: Springfield, Mo., West Plains and Mountain Grove, Mo., and Dalian, China.
  • Students’ average ACT score above national average
  • Strong commitment to both teaching and research
  • More than 190 undergraduate options; 90 graduate options
  • Located in Springfield, third-largest city in state; known for beautiful outdoors, friendly people, superior health care, excellent public schools, and a variety of entertainment and cultural opportunities

Missouri State is committed to benefiting our surrounding communities. We want to create the next generation of citizen leaders through an unrivaled educational experience that emphasizes a commitment to public affairs.

With a campus community filled with diverse perspectives, voices and opinions, Missouri State is fulfilling its commitment to address the needs of a changing society.  We are a community of forward-thinking teachers, learners and leaders.

We cultivate students of character who enter the workforce as well-rounded professionals and honest, confident individuals. We believe in innovation, bringing fresh, relevant ideas to our area.

We are dedicated to enriching our city and region, whether through cultural offerings, research and scholarly endeavors, internship programs or the development of facilities that serve a broader community beyond our campus borders.

When you work at Missouri State, you tap into a network of leaders with an appreciation for big-picture thinking and a continual desire to address the professional, personal and societal needs of our changing region. There's no limit to the statement we can make together.





The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit http://www.missouristate.edu/human/benefits.html



To promote, achieve, advance and sustain the Missouri State University commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion by enhancing student, employee and stakeholder capabilities and competencies through diversity research, professional development, collaboration, and integrative activities and practices.


Our vision is to be valued and recognized by university and community stakeholders for the development and delivery of strategic programs and resources that institutionalizes means to meet individual, unit and organizational needs for diversity enhancement, education and outcomes.

More information available at http://diversity.missouristate.edu/Vision.htm

Dual Career

Dual Career Assistance Program

Missouri State University acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career couples in attracting and retaining a quality workforce, and in its long-range economic benefit to the University, and is committed to offer placement advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate. More details



Missouri State University is a comprehensive institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs, including the professional doctorate. The university educates students to be global citizen scholars committed to public affairs.


Missouri State University will be the university of choice to develop successful students who excel academically and in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.


We value:

  • student-centered learning environment and excellent teaching that promote and support academic success and personal development.
  • The generation, discovery, dissemination and preservation of knowledge developed through research and creative activity.
  • Personal and academic integrity in all our endeavors.
  • Inclusiveness, fairness, equity and social justice; the recognition that each person possesses not just one, but multiple identities; and the celebration of the similarities, as well as the differences, of our diverse campus.
  • Our people and their ability to foster an environment of respect for all individuals within a climate of civility, trust and collaboration.
  • Continuous improvement in our programs, policies and procedures.
  • Innovation and promotion of the entrepreneurial spirit in all aspects of university life.
  • Collaboration, both internally and externally, to promote meaningful partnerships that further the university’s goals.
  • Pride in, and celebration of, the achievements of the university and campus community, past and present.
  • Responsible and transparent stewardship of the university’s and community’s resources for a sustainable future.
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