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Distance Learning - Student Studying

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As an accredited university, Missouri Southern State University believes that education shouldn't be limited by location or time. The Distance Learning Department at MSSU truly believes education should be anytime – anywhere. The team works diligently with faculty, subject matter experts, and administrators to provide all online students with the highest quality educational opportunities in a schedule that fits your life.

What sets Missouri Southern Online apart from other online universities and degree programs is our focus on helping you achieve your goals with our unique programs and services especially designed for distance students.  These resources facilitate high quality online teaching and learning experiences for students who need flexible access to high quality education.

Missouri Southern Online has what you need to realize your potential.


Missouri Southern State University is regionally accredited by the North Central Association – Higher Learning Commission. For more information regarding our professional accreditation visit our accreditation website.


Missouri Southern State University has expanded it's boundaries for in-state tuition! Now all of Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and many counties in Illinois qualify for instate tuition. In fact, U.S. News and World Report recently listed Missouri Southern State University as one of the top ten most affordable institutions in the United States.


Missouri Southern Online truly believes in equity and access to higher education for all learners around the globe. The flexibility of 24/7 online access means that our "Anytime. Anywhere." approach to education can fit into even the most demanding life.


Your time is valuable and Missouri Southern Online understands.  Balancing family,  work, life, and trying to find time for an education can be a major challenge. We provide valuable assistance to Missouri Southern Online students with services such as academic advising, testing services and the Blackboard help desk...all designed to keep distance students connected to the university.

Quality Instruction

Caring professors work with our top notch instructional design team to create online courses that are not only engaging and dynamic but also meet the academic needs of our distance students.


Missouri Southern Online offers many degree options including degree completion options, 17 minors, 11 certificates 1 professional credential and 14 bachelor degrees with several emphasis areas.