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State Authorizations

State authorizations are an important aspect of distance and online education, which crosses state borders.  Navigating myriad state governing boards and accreditation agencies is a daunting challenge, but Missouri Southern does everything it can to ensure students residing outside Missouri never run into complications.  

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Professional Licensure

Missouri Southern offers two online degree programs which could lead to professional licensure:

  1. Accounting - Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) - National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
  2. Environmental Health & Safety - National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Students who are not Missouri residents should inform the appropriate state certification agency of their situation for complete and accurate information. 

Accounting

Non-Missouri students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting degree through Missouri Southern and plan on taking the Certified Professional Accountant exam must visit the accountancy board in their state of residence for more information.  Southern does not guarantee the courses included in the program meet non-Missouri Accountancy Board requirements.  A complete listing of state Boards of Accountancy can be found here (https://nasba.org/stateboards/).

Environmental Health & Safety

This online program is fully accredited by the National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC).  Missouri Southern's is the ONLY EHAC-accredited undergraduate degree offered both on campus and online.

Non-Missouri seniors seeking Missouri Southern's Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health & Safety degree are authorized to take the Missouri Certified Environmental Health Specialist Exam.  

Non-Missouri students in this program are eligible to take the Hazardous Material Manager-in-Training (HHMT) exam.  This credential, along with job experience, prepares all graduates, regardless of state-of-residence to take the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) exam.

Complaints

Missouri Southern State University agrees to abide by the terms set forth by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, and all laws, standards or regulations incorporated by this agreement.

If a student feels any of these are being violated by a person, institution, state, agency or other organization or entity operating under the terms of this agreement, please contact:

Scott Snell
Director, Distance Learning
snell-s@mssu.edu
417-625-9651

 

SARA Complaint Process

 

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