Advisement

Providing direction for success

The faculty members in the Darr College of Agriculture are committed to helping you plan and schedule your courses to successfully fulfill University requirements and to achieve your academic and career goals. To ensure that you are on-track with your studies, plan to meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester.

Undergraduate advising

Undergraduate students are assigned an advisor within their chosen program of study. To be assigned an advisor, contact Jim Bellis, director of student services and public affairs. If you have forgotten who is assigned as your advisor, log in to My.MissouriState.edu and click on the academics tab.

Once you have been assigned an advisor within the College of Agriculture, you can contact your advisor directly to schedule your advising appointments. If you have completed less than 60 hours, you are required to speak with and receive your advisor’s release before registering for classes.

Graduate advising

If you are pursuing a master’s degree in plant science or natural and applied science, you will begin the advising process by contacting Dr. Arbindra Rimal, the graduate program director. With Dr. Rimal’s assistance, you will then select a graduate faculty member with expertise in your chosen emphasis area to serve as the chair of your advisory committee, which will supervise the remainder of your program.

If you are pursuing a Master of Education, Secondary Education with an emphasis in agriculture, contact Dr. James Hutter, associate professor of agriculture, at 417-836-5096.

You must receive advisor release prior to registering for each semester of graduate study. Graduate students are also required to submit an advisor approved program of study to the Graduate College before 14 hours have been completed.