MSSU, KCU announce a new agreement for medical and dental students

Later today at the Missouri Southern Board of Governors meeting, Presidents of MSSU and Kansas City University will sign a new agreement allowing early acceptance programs for KCU’s medical and dental schools.

The MSSU-KCU Early Acceptance Program or M-KEAP will establish an annual cohort of up to 35 students – 25 for the osteopathic medicine program, and 10 for the dental program. Qualified students will have the opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree with an accelerated, three-year curriculum before making a seamless transition to KCU.

In a press release Thursday, president and chief executive officer at Kansas City University Marc B. Hahn, said “Missouri Southern State University has been a key partner for Kansas City University even before we opened our Joplin campus, and we are excited to expand the MKEAP program to include our new College of Dental Medicine.”

In July, Southern and Crowder College in Neosho signed a “2+2” agreement allowing education students to seamlessly transfer from the community college to the state university and graduate in four years. MSSU’s Board of Governors meeting is being held this afternoon at 1 pm inside the Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom.

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