Master of Natural and Applied Science

Why pursue the MNAS degree at Missouri State?

  • You will have the unique opportunity to specialize your degree by focusing on two disciplines – expanding your skill set and career options.
  • You will work closely with an advisory committee as you tailor your curriculum to your educational and professional goals.
  • Through our tailored advisement process, you will be matched with a faculty member who has expertise in your field.
  • You will learn through experience in our state-of-the-art research facilities.

A program shaped by your goals

The MNAS is an interdisciplinary program and the only one of its kind in the region. You will choose a primary emphasis area from the options below. You will also choose a secondary emphasis area, which may be another scientific discipline or a separate field, such as education. Work with your advisor as your customize your curriculum to your interests and goals.

Emphasis areas


Interested in a career that combines science, technology and industry?

Consider the professional science master’s, which combines the science and math training of a traditional science master’s with the business curriculum of an MBA program.


Inspiring academics

Knowledge based on experience — Missouri State’s approach to learning sets you up for success with comprehensive curriculum, outstanding facilities and insight from expert faculty.