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Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University focuses on student success - every student, every day. We will be THE university of choice for a comprehensive, exceptional student experience.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (5)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (5)
Agriculture & Forestry (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Originally established in 1905, Northwest Missouri State University is a state-assisted, four-year regional university that also offers graduate degree programs.


Northwest offers 127 undergraduate programs and 40 graduate's programs. The business, education, geography and agriculture departments graduate the largest number of students each year. Career Services offers an "Exploring Majors" fair where students can learn about different majors on campus and find which major is the perfect fit for them.


The office of Institutional Research assists academic departments and service units with identification and measurement of key performance metrics, designs and administers mission-related surveys, develops data collection and reporting processes, maintains a dashboard/information management system and provides data analysis to support the research and strategic decisions made at various levels of the institution.


Career Services offers a variety of events to allow students, alumni, guests, and employers to connect with one another at Northwest. 

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Student services

The staff at the Advisement Assistance and Orientation Office and the Office of Career Services want to help any deciding student in the process of choosing a major.

Housing services

Northwest Missouri State University is a moderately selective university. All prospective students must meet established entrance criteria and be accepted through the Admissions Office before submitting disability-related documentation.

Library services

The Horace Mann Library is available for Horace Mann students and parents; and Northwest faculty, staff, and students.  It is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library is closed on days when school is not in session.

ICT services

All Northwest students (graduate and undergraduate) regardless of whether they are full-time or part-time and live on or off campus, are provided with a wireless-ready laptop computer.

Medical services

Northwest provides health insurance to all benefit eligible employees and pay 100% of the premiums. Employees may elect to purchase coverage for one dependent or the entire family. If electing dependent coverage, the employee would be responsible for the additional premium cost through payroll deduction.

Student Life

Campus life

Dieterich Hall, a seven-story high rise, is home to 294 residents. Dieterich is a non-smoking building and is coed by floor. University Wellness Services, The Station, and a sand volleyball court are located nearby. 

Sports facilities

University Wellness Services, located on the northwest corner of campus in the Wellness Center, delivers high quality care to Northwest students.  Wellness Services provides a multitude of services for our students, including:

  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Personal Development and Counseling
  • Outpatient Clinical Services
  • Public Health Services
  • Nutrition Services

Student clubs

For student organizations, there are a variety of resources available. Each group has unlimited storage for documents. There is a flyer board to advertise upcoming events and meetings, and even the possibility of holding elections in an online accessible and paper-free environment !


Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Northwest was most recently reaffirmed for accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission in July 2012.

Maryville, Missouri, United States

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