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Everything is Possible at Missouri Western

At Missouri Western State University, everything is possible. We believe that Griffons are called to be leaders in their community and that our students have the ability to positively influence the world around them. We are a fully accredited university that is home to more than 5,700 students from 40 states and 37 countries. Your life-changing journey, filled with unique possibilities, starts here


Apply to be a Griffon
See what possibilities await you are Missouri Western by applying for admission today.


Explore our Majors
Explore our 111 majors and 51 minors, and our host of graduate programs.



Learn by Doing
At Missouri Western, 100% of students learn by doing by taking part in at least one of the Missouri Western experiences: internships, research projects, study abroad programs, service learning and leadership opportunities.


Great Value - Tuition & Cost
We are committed to providing an exceptional educational experience at an affordable cost. Missouri Western's cost is not only below the national average, it is actually one of the lowest in the state.



Home Away from Home
With a family-oriented community and population of 77,000, St. Joseph is not your ordinary college town. The city offers 50 national historical places, 15 museums, 48 parks and tons of places to eat, work and play.


Come for a Visit
The best way to learn about Missouri Western State University is to come see if for yourself. Visit our beautiful campus and see what possibilities Missouri Western has to offer. We can't wait to see you on campus!



Virtual Tour
Want to see what Missouri Western looks like from the comfort of your own home? What to know where you go when you come for a visit? Check out our virtual tour.


Watch MWTV
To learn more about Missouri Western, check our our videos on MWTV. The page features videos, virtual tours and general Missouri Western awesomeness.



  • The Craig School of Business awards Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees to an average of 120 students each year. Your degree will enable you to launch your career in a variety of business industries.
  • Craig School of Business
  • The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is comprised of 11 departments offering degrees in 25 different disciplines, including the areas of biology, chemistry, communication and journalism, computer science, mathematics, physics, economics, political science, sociology, English, modern languages, history, geography, philosophy, religion and psychology.
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • The College of Professional Studies includes the disciplines of criminal justice, legal studies, social work, education, engineering technology, health, physical education, recreation, military science, ROTC, nursing and allied health.
  • College of Professional Studies
  • Choose from more than 20 degree and certificate programs, including Chemistry, Engineering Technology Management, Human Factors and Usability Testing, Industrial Life Science, Information Technology Management, Sports and Fitness Management, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Digital Media, Technical Communication, Writing Studies, Enterprise Resource Planning, Nursing, Health Care Leadership, Forensic Investigations and Social Work.
  • Graduate School
  • The School of Fine Arts is comprised of three departments and contains areas of study including graphic design; visual arts; digital animation; art education; art history; instrumental, piano and vocal music; theatre and cinema.
  • School of Fine Arts
  • The Western Institute covers a broad variety of academic and outreach programming, including dual credit, degree completion programs, the Law Enforcement Academy, the Intensive English Program and Western Playhouse, among others. The Western Institute also develops programming based on educational needs for local businesses.
  • Western Institute