This bill would let more Missouri universities offer research, doctoral degrees

As it currently stands, the University of Missouri is the only public university able to offer research doctorates and certain professional degrees.

Under current law, the campuses under the umbrella of the University of Missouri System are designated as the “state’s only public research university and the exclusive grantor of research doctorates.”

Hough points to the geographic barriers presented by restricting these degrees to only the University of Missouri System, which has campuses in Columbia, Kansas City, St. Louis and Rolla, each of which have their own specialties.

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