Advisors guide your academic path and help you stay on track to graduate.

How do you get an advisor?

It’s a two-part process.

  1. Declare your major at the Academic Advising and Transfer Center.
  2. The MCHHS Advisement Center will assign an advisor based on your major.

Meet for class registration

Until you complete 75 credit hours, you must meet with your advisor once a semester to register for classes.

Afterward, you should meet with your advisor once a semester until you graduate.

Forgot your assigned advisor?

Access your advisor's information through the Student tab on My Missouri State. You should meet with your advisor at least once a semester until you graduate.

Transfer advisement

Set up an appointment with the Transfer Center.

They will help you determine:

  • The credits you can transfer.
  • What requirements you have left to complete.
  • If you can get a head-start and take online courses at Missouri State while enrolled at your current school.

You will have a custom transfer plan to complete your degree in a timely fashion.

If you have an Associate of Arts degree, you can usually complete an MSU degree in two years if you take 15 credit hours per semester.

Public health advisement

Faculty advisors serve to help you fulfill the program’s requirements, to prepare a desirable course schedule and to assist you in achieving your academic and career goals. As a student in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, a faculty member will be assigned as your advisor. You must receive your advisor’s approval prior to enrolling for classes each semester.

In addition to meeting with your advisor, you must also submit an advisor approved program of study form to the Graduate College. This form outlines the courses you plan to take to complete the public health degree.