Apply for M.S. in Counseling at MSU-West Plains

Missouri State is taking applications for the upcoming fall 2018 M.S. in Counseling cohort offered, in its entirety, on the West Plains campus. The program is accredited by the CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs). Classes are taught by university faculty on-campus and online. Students may complete their practicum on the West Plains campus. Internships may also be available in the West Plains area.

Application deadline is January 15, 2018. Classes are offered in Gohn Hall on the MSU-West Plains campus.

Contact person: Deanna Smith, Regional Outreach Administrator – Southeast Region, at 417-255-7931 or




Information session for bachelor’s degree in criminology set for March 31

Area residents can learn more about the new Bachelor of Science in Criminology degree program that will be offered locally beginning this fall at a free informational session from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 31 in room 202 of the Lybyer Technology Center on the Missouri State University-West Plains campus.

The new program will be offered through the Missouri State University Outreach program on the West Plains campus, according to Outreach Coordinator Deanna Smith. Those who attend the session will receive information about program eligibility and how to apply, she said.

“This is an exciting new degree program which incorporates cutting edge topics with flexible course delivery formats to prepare students for a dynamic career in areas such as criminal justice, law enforcement, juvenile justice, victims’ services and institutional corrections, to name a few,” Smith said. “Advisers will assist students with course pre-requisite information and develop a pathway to degree completion.”

The degree program will be offered at Missouri State-West Plains through a variety of delivery methods in a full-time rotation of 12 hours each fall and spring semester.

Pizza and drinks will be available for those who attend, Smith said.

Area residents interested in this career field are encouraged to attend and learn more about this exciting opportunity.

 For more information about the Bachelor of Science in Criminology degree program, or call Smith at 417-255-7931.

Upcoming event for MSU-West Plains students wanting to earn a MSU bachelor’s degree in West Plains

MSU Bears @ West Plains Day!

MSU Bears @ West Plains Day will be held Monday, October 20, 2014 from 10am-2pm in Gohn Hall on the West Plains campus.

Speak with MSU staff regarding the educational opportunities available in West Plains, following the completion of your associate degree from Missouri State-West Plains.

A transfer coordinator and advisors will be on hand to answer your questions and guide you in the right direction.

There will also be food, fun and prizes available!

For more information, contact: Deanna Smith, MSU-West Plains • Gohn Hall 101 • 417-255-7777