lowest tuition in Missouri
student faculty ratio
of classes have fewer than 30 students
As Missouri’s official applied learning university, it is our mission to make sure you have the experiences necessary to prepare you for your career. At Missouri Western, you will have the opportunity to engage with employers throughout the region, allowing you to gain real-world experience before graduation.
With an internship, you are able to explore your real-world possibilities before graduation. You will get an insider’s view into your chosen field and gain important professional skills and contacts.
The Career Development Center facilitates the career-readiness of our students and their online portal Griffons4Hire allows you to find an internship (or employment) opportunity that suits you.
Griffons have gained real-world experience at:
At Missouri Western, you will have opportunities to work with your professors and peers on real research projects, something that other schools reserve for graduate students.
Each semester, you can present your research at Multidisciplinary Research Day, where you can share your results with a vast audience and explore research from other areas of study.
Griffons get noticed for their research:
Study away allows you to gain experiences outside of our campus community. You will be immersed in different cultures, environments and societies. There are many study away opportunities both in the United States and abroad. You can choose to take a short trip for class credit, or decide to spend an entire semester studying abroad.
Griffons have taken their adventures off campus to:
Whether you are a veteran or novice volunteer, Missouri Western offers many service learning opportunities. Many classes have a service learning component and our newly established GriffsGiveBack office connects volunteers with local businesses, organizations and projects.
Many students choose to attend one of our several alternative spring break trips to visit communities across the country to volunteer at local schools, nursing homes, animal shelters and other community organizations
Griffons make an impact in their community by helping:
Go on an alternative spring break trip!
Travel to communities such as New Orleans and St. Louis to volunteer during spring break! While on the service trip, volunteer at local schools, nursing homes, animal shelters and many other community organizations.
Students have made a difference all over our community. Here is a sampling of the organizations:
No matter what your interests, Missouri Western has a leadership possibility for you. Start by getting involved with a student club or organization. When you find a club or organization that sparks your interest, a passion develops and a leader is born.
Griffons exhibit their leadership skills through:
Landing a top job means gaining professional experience in your field. At Missouri Western, your possibilities are endless. No matter your passions and career goals, you can have the opportunity to work with professionals in your area of interest.
Population Health Management
Kansas City, Missouri
First population health graduate
Recreation Sport Management
Tauranga, New Zealand
Rafting Guide at ACE Adventures in West Virginia
St. Joseph, Missouri
Revived a student organization, Associated General Contractors of MWSU
Masters in Sport and Fitness Management
Minor League Trainer for NY Yankees
Griffon Hall is a coed, suite-style building that houses sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Scanlon Hall is a coed building that houses first-time freshmen on the first three floors, with the fourth floor open to all students. Programming and activities are geared toward first-year students.
Leaverton Hall and Vaselakos Hall are coed, suite-style buildings that house first-year, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Leaverton offers housing for our student athletes. Vaselakos offers a music/liberal arts wing, international community wing and honors wing.
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