St. Louis Public Radio News
1:24 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

MU identifies 5 degree programs it might cut

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri has identified five low-demand degree programs that it might eliminate.

A report obtained by The Columbia Tribune says the university
told the Missouri Department of Education last week that no
students are pursuing specialist degrees in two programs - career
and technical education and special education. Those programs could
close immediately.

However, the university say its doctorate in special education
program is one of the degree programs the university does not want
to change.

The three other degrees considered for possible elimination are
a master's degree in natural resources, a doctoral degree in
communication sciences and a bachelor's degree in environmental

The state education department has required public colleges to
review programs that average fewer than 10 bachelor's, five
master's and three doctoral graduates per year.

Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune,