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The Gipson Center


The Gipson Center for Healthcare Leadership

What Makes Us Unique

The Gipson Center and the B.S. in Healthcare Administration degree combine to be the only program of its kind in the region. 

The Gipson Center supports a vision for MSSU to be a regional leader and a nationally recognized University accredited in healthcare business and administration.

Graduates with degrees in Healthcare Administration are in high demand and strong job growth in this profession is projected.

The Gipson Center Director, Melinda Brown is an experienced healthcare business professional and leader with over 13 years in healthcare business management.

Facility Features
The Missouri Southern State University Gipson Center for Healthcare Leadership is committed to supporting excellence in healthcare business education and leadership development.

Located in the León Health Sciences Center on the MSSU campus, the Gipson Center serves as the home of MSSU’s Healthcare Administration program. With dedicated classrooms, administrative offices, faculty offices, and conference rooms, the Gipson Center is designed to create a positive learning environment for our students, and promote interaction between faculty, staff, and students.

The Gipson Center supports the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree with funding for scholarships, research, community engagement, and professional development of faculty and staff.

MSSU’s Gipson Center and its B.S. in Healthcare Administration degree are both unique and innovative. Together, they create an outstanding program to prepare students for successful careers in Healthcare Business and Administration.

About Joplin
Missouri Southern serves over 6,200 students studying from more than 140 academic programs and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Top 10 universities in the nation for out-of-state tuition affordability. This fall, enrollment records were set in the number of out-of-state students, graduate students and international students. The university also recorded its second-largest freshman class of all time.
Students can enjoy our outstanding athletics programs, award-winning internationally themed semesters, a variety of performers and guest lecturers, and enriching cultural events in theater, art and music – both at the university and in Downtown Joplin.
The campus is located in Joplin, Mo. – a community of more than 50,000 people with a service area of 400,000. Missouri’s fourth-largest metropolitan area, Joplin is located only two hours from Kansas City, Tulsa, Springfield, Fayetteville and Branson – cities that offer a plethora of entertainment and recreation opportunities.
Joplin is also a great place to live if you love the outdoors. We’re close to Missouri’s famous Ozark Mountains, as well as numerous rivers, lakes, parks and hiking trails. There are a number of outdoor, sporting and family activities to enjoy in this part of the country.