Legislature Working On Expanding Doctorate Programs

The University of Missouri is currently the only higher education institution in the state that can offer doctorates in certain fields. Springfield Representative Melanie Stinnett (STINN-nett), a Republican, has filed a bill to change this. She wants to let other four-year universities offer certain doctorates.

The University of Missouri opposes the bill, saying that duplicating doctoral programs will increase costs.

(Missourinet)