JOPLIN, MO.--- Missouri Southern is now a month into the fall semester and the campus is seeing some big changes. Enrollment is up and work is underway to expand course offerings. Interim President Dr. Alan Marble says the budget is in good shape after the state released funding earlier this month. He expects to see the same level of financial support from lawmakers next year. The university is getting ready to launch MSSU's first standalone master's degree.
"Starting next fall, we'll have our first master's program in accountancy and also a master's in education. But we're still be very focused on our undergraduate programs, which are really our bread and butter. We believe we're the best around," said Dr. Alan Marble, MSSU Interim President.
Marble says there are a number of campus renovations on a waiting list, including a needed update to Reynolds Hall.
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