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Missouri State to award 2,880 degrees during spring commencement – News


Missouri State University will award 2,880 degrees to students at its spring 2022 commencement. Three ceremonies will take place throughout the day, at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. May 20 at the Great Southern Bank Arena.

First ceremony

Students graduating from the Reynolds College of Arts and Letters, College of Education and College of Natural and Applied Sciences will participate in the first ceremony.

MSU Provost Dr. Frank Einhellig will be the featured speaker at this ceremony.

Second ceremony

Students graduating from the Darr College of Agriculture, College of Business and interdisciplinary academic programs will participate in the second ceremony.

Dr. Jim Baker, the university’s vice president for community & global partnerships, will address graduates at this ceremony.

Third ceremony

Students graduating from the McQueary College of Health and Human Services and College of Humanities and Public Affairs will participate in the third ceremony.

Crowder College President Dr. Glenn Coltharp will receive an honorary doctorate and speak at this ceremony.

About the graduates

Missouri State will confer 2,083 bachelor’s degrees, 663 master’s degrees, 110 doctorate degrees and 24 specialist degrees.

In addition, the university will recognize 62 students for their efforts toward a rigorous curriculum in Missouri State’s Honors College.

The university will also recognize students who will graduate with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher:

  • 222 students will graduate summa cum laude (with GPAs between 3.9-4.0 on a 4.0 scale).
  • 239 students will graduate magna cum laude (with GPAs between 3.75-3.89).
  • 426 students will graduate cum laude (with GPAs between 3.5-3.74).

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