The College of Humanities and Public Affairs explores the human experience, and as such helps students to understand social, political, and legal structures, ethical principles, religious systems, and economic institutions and practices within a global, historical, and contemporary context. CHPA presents the concepts contained in the university’s Public Affairs mission and applies them to real-world problems and situations so that our students will be better prepared to become citizens and leaders.
In keeping with the University’s public affairs mission, all students at Missouri State University are encouraged to become civically engaged. As a result, all programs in the College of Humanities and Public Affairs help to prepare students for the duties and responsibilities of citizenship and ethical leadership as they participate intelligently in public life, as well as pursue successful and satisfying careers in their chosen fields. Classes in the disciplines found in CHPA also promote a better understanding of the world through cultural competence and our students are also encouraged to participate in internships, Education Abroad opportunities, and field schools to experience other cultures firsthand.
The faculty of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs is among the finest in the University. We have many outstanding and award-winning teachers, as well as several scholars with national or international reputations for their research expertise.