College of Natural and Applied Sciences

General information

A Master of Natural and Applied Science degree is administered by the College of Natural and Applied Sciences. Courses are offered toward the option in Natural Science within the Master of Science in Education degree in Secondary Education. Additional graduate programs are offered through the academic departments in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences.

Centers for Research and Service

Center for Resource Planning and Management

The Center provides educational training, applied research and community outreach services in the field of urban planning and community development. The Center is an affiliate data center of the Missouri State Census Data Center and an administrative agent of the Southwest Missouri Advisory Council of Governments.

Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute

The Institute supports efforts to protect and restore water quality and supply in the Ozarks Region of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. It provides a hub for science-based monitoring and assessment of water and sediment quality trends, watershed function and disturbance, and land use/land cover change in the Ozarks.

Bull Shoals Field Station

The Bull Shoals Field Station operates to promote research and provide educational programs that increase public understanding of southwest Missouri ecosystems.



Tamera S. Jahnke

Associate dean

Jorge Rebaza-Vasquez


Temple Hall, Room 142