Missouri State University has been upgraded in classification in a major list of the nation’s colleges and universities.
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education now classify Missouri State as a “doctoral/professional university”, an upgrade from the previous “master’s colleges and universities” classification.
“This new designation puts us in a more exclusive club with other major doctorate-granting universities,” Missouri State Provost Frank Einhellig said in a statement. “It reaffirms our commitment to grow our university and support high-level workforce development.”
The change in classification means that Missouri State is now recognized as giving more than 30 professional practice doctorates from at least two programs.
Missouri State currently offers doctoral programs in audiology, nurse anesthesia practice, nursing practice, physical therapy, educational leadership and pharmacy.
The classification change for Missouri State comes under a new system where classifications are reviewed every three years instead of five years.