Missouri State University Reviews

  • 49 Reviews
  • Springfield (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,144
81% of 49 students said this degree improved their career prospects
78% of 49 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Biology/Math student
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2024
  • Degree: Biology
"After being graduated for 7 years I feel confident that this institution has quite literally nothing to offer anyone. Tossing aside the fact that if you are currently young your degree will be totally worthless (guaranteed) to any prospective employer due to your lack of experience, this institution itself let me down at every stage of my schooling process. This began with my advisor for the entire science department stating on day one that there was no possible way to finish a bachelors of science in just 4 years. So she refused to help me schedule and i graduated in the standard time my researching and making sure i would meet my degree requirements myself with no help offered from any advisors. This preceded substandard slightly outdated education that quite literally didnt teach me anything i couldnt have learned in 5 minutes in the field or from any beginners youtube videos. The only possibly helpful courses were in math, which surprisingly is suggested to take those at OTC because MSU staff in those departments are notoriously bad. To put some final nails in this coffin there is the fact that nobody was able to get me placed in any even mediocre position in my field and the only opportunity i got was from begging one of the staff members to interview me for some type of position which ended up being 8$ an hour to work in the middle of nowhere in kansas counting wheat but only for three months of employment. So of course I declined that humiliating offer. Do yourself a favor and just spend your time working on an application for the most entry level job in your field and only go to school if your employer demands a degree."
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2023
  • Degree: Counseling
"I was very disappointed in my experience getting my masters as it felt like a step down from my undergraduate program. The professors never respond, won’t show to meetings, do not give appropriate information, I felt infantilized by many professors, asked if I want a grandpa by a male professor who re-enacted an abuse I wrote about in a paper. I’m not sure who to hold accountable to show up and do their job or to treat people like human beings, and to take concerns seriously instead of continuing to be non responsive or to ask students to not discuss the experience. Students spend a lot of money to learn but often times there’s still barriers inside the classroom and if their advisor or professors are not responsive they’re stuck for the time being and can’t schedule for classes or move forward with school or work. To know that people informed of mental health who are leaders in the community use their knowledge to re-enact abuse, lie, gaslight, and then infantilize students in a group setting so as to set the stage of how other students should treat them or to get out of their work was a scary experience which left me feeling like there are double standards and as if an entire department doesnt even need to worry about doing wrong or not showing up and lying as long as they pick students whom they can infantilize and confuse."
  • Reviewed: 4/11/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"The departments do not communicate well. I don’t know if they’re still adjusting but it feels disorganized and a little chaotic. It feels really stressful when you have to keep up with their adjustments and late announcements/notices alongside your studies. Do not feel comfortable and safe with all professors, but you can get this anywhere. There are a lot of other little disappointments that just accumulate and make it feel worse."
C Pick
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2021
  • Degree: Business
"Had to withdrawal from Spring 2020 courses due to an illness that spread throughout this household in late January and early February 2020. Come to find out it was Covid-19. Presented proof of this as an appeal per their process to the Refund Exception Committee to the $900+ they still had on my account. Denied. They want money from those who were justly incapable of keeping up with their courses despite offering evidence."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2021
  • Degree: Business
"Personally, I thought the business programs at MSU were exceptional. The university invests a lot of money into Glass Hall and business programs. The career center and career fairs are great tools for a post-grad job search. I would like to maybe see some change in staff. Professors are helpful and nice, but I think some professors could be upgraded. Overall, phenomenal school for the money. Smaller but very nice campus. Rec. center is super nice! Go bears!"
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"I went through several feats with this school for three years. Encountered many health issues and they wanted all sorts of evidence for the waivers I needed. The psych program is full of teachings from non African American Psychologists so the program is a waste of time unless your`e going to become a MSW or PSyD. Financial services are crazy! So pricey , even just for online. They have much pride in their football than the learning of their students; all about money. Some of my psych professors worked with me ; they made the program bearable."
  • Reviewed: 11/15/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
"LOW CLASS, AWFUL FACULTY, and SEXISM EVERYWHERE AT MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY. I strongly do not recommend!!!! They were so uneducated, the faculty. The books were out dated. It was as if someone took me backwards in time to the dark ages then forced me to poverty after I paid. The worst. What a rip off that I ever went to this college. Hateful people."
Elizabeth T.
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
"The teacher education program at Missouri State University is the best in the state. The school advertises this, and they do not lie. I was more prepared for student teaching than other students from surrounding schools. The professors are of high quality and now how to teach. The practices are up to date. I was able to quickly find a job at a high-quality school district. If you want to be a teacher in any area, there is not a better school in the state. Missouri State is a big university with that small, hometown feel."
Marshawna Love
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"What was Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU) has now become Missouri State University (MSU) because it has grown so much. I am so proud of my Alma Mater. It was an excellent experience being in a Sorority, working for he radio station, teaching aerobics and being involved in Gospel and SMSU Choir. Get involved, make yourself known and do not be afraid to ask for help with anything and everything, it is your future!"
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2019
  • Degree: Science & Math
"I strongly do not recommend. Horrid faculty. Low class poor. What a rip off from larger more organized college. The faculty complain that they are being ripped off and try to pick up the students. Sexual harassing. All about the bible when I was studying science."
Jessica Schwent
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"The College of Natural and Applied Sciences of Missouri State University offered me a wonderful foundation. My courses within my degree program were taught by knowledgeable, personable professors. My adviser was not the most helpful unfortunately but I don't believe she is with the college any longer. Otherwise, great program and a great value!"
Elizabeth Noll
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"Overall, I was very happy with my time at Missouri State University. It provided me with an amazing undergraduate experience and opportunities. There were a lot of extracurricular options that I was involved in that supplemented my degree. The biology program I was a part of was phenomenal, but I was not impressed with the physics department. The size of the University was ideal and fairly easy to navigate."
Leah Gossar
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2018
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"Missouri State is passionate about helping student find their place in the community. I chose to attend this college because of their mission statement and their drive to give back to the local community. There are so many wonderful programs that are very successful. My program, Kinesiology, has taught me valuable life lessons and knowledge that I can apply to my own life as well as knowledge that I can spread with others around me."
S Humbyrd
  • Reviewed: 12/25/2017
  • Degree: Education Administration
"Missouri State University was a good university to attend for my masters degree. It was fairly close in proximity to my home, which was great since I was teaching full time. It offered a variety of classes, many of which required projects that were relevant to the classroom in which I was teaching at the time. Many of my professors had been previously employed in public schools so they knew what assignments would benefit us as practicing teachers. Obtaining my masters degree helped me grow as an educator as well as helped increase my salary. It was definitely a good choice for my career."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I love Missouri State. The student body is large enough (27,000+) to give it a big-time college atmosphere, but the campus is small enough to help with convenience."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Chemistry
"It was great school if you are looking for a compact campus with all the amenities of a large campus."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Missouri State provided a great graduate school experience for me. The classes were small and personalized, with knowledgeable faculty members. Faculty members had multiple years of experience working in the social work field, which furthered my education."
Cassie Donahue
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Missouri State University's Biomedical Sciences Department offers a wealth of resources to its students, including rigorous program of study that successfully equips one for tools necessary to succeed in post-undergraduate studies. The vast majority of students in BMS degree programs intend to continue their education, either through graduate school or professional programs. The rigor of the courses and schedule is unparalleled, and applying necessary discipline to be successful in MSU's program certainly lays a foundation of success for anyone wishing to achieve elite status in their medical profession."
Kathleen Norman
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2017
  • Degree: School Counseling
"I have really enjoyed my time at Missouri State in the counseling graduate program. This experience has helped me to become a better professional and person overall. The guidance and model that my professors have provided me have not only prepared me for a career in this field but also have shown me what it means to be a counselor as a professional and individual. They have taught me skills that will impact all areas of my life now and in the future. My time in this program has been a once in a lifetime experience and I would not trade this experience for anything in the world."
Male Grad 33
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Education
"The school overall was excellent. The teachers in my department were helpful and intelligent."