MSU, OTC sign articulation agreements for two degree programs
Missouri State University and Ozarks Technical Community College have signed two articulation agreements providing a seamless pathway for OTC students to transfer their Associate of Science and Applied Science degrees to complete a bachelor’s degree entirely online with MSU.
Specifically, a Bachelor of Applied Science in technology management can be completed online for OTC students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science. OTC students may transfer their credits for junior status with Missouri State University.
Similarly, a Bachelor of Science in criminology can be completed online for OTC students who have earned an Associate of Arts.
“This agreement is evidence of Missouri State and OTC’s shared commitment to increasing opportunities for student access and success in higher education,” said Missouri State Interim President Clifton M. Smart III. “We expect this to be yet another successful example of how the two institutions have cooperated to benefit students over the past 20 years.”
“The opportunities presented by these new agreements will help many of our students to continue their education while staying close to home and maintaining the flexible schedule they need,” said Dr. Hal Higdon, chancellor of Ozarks Technical Community College. “We are pleased to be able to partner with Missouri State to continue to offer more options for the students of southwest Missouri.”
According to the agreement, transfer students from OTC will have access to financial aid, scholarships and student services on the same basis as native students.
About Missouri State University
Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons while guided by three overarching and enduring commitments to student learning, inclusive excellence and institutional impact. The university’s identity is distinguished by its statewide mission in public affairs, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster competence and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.
About Ozarks Technical Community College
The Ozarks Technical Community College system offers associate degrees and certificates in a variety of technical, allied health, and two-year transfer degree programs, as well as workforce development opportunities and community enrichment courses. Classes are available at six locations throughout southwest Missouri, including the option to earn a complete associate degree online. A degree can be completed in two years or less, at a fraction of the cost of many area colleges.