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Education for the Way You Live and Learn

When you invest time and money in your education, you want quality and value. At MSSU, we offer the highest quality of education, in successful educational formats, and at a reasonable cost. Choose from degrees in a range of academic fields, or explore our continuing education options. 

The MSSU Approach to Teaching and Learning

Career Focused

MSSU Online programs are specifically designed to guide students in making informed career preparation decisions, developing skills and knowledge, and preparing them to compete effectively in a global economy. We believe that your university should not only be a place where you gain factual knowledge; it should also be a place where you can develop professionally.

Collaborative Learning Environments

MSSU serves a student population rich in diversity and promotes a culture of mutual respect and collaboration. Our courses do not place you in isolation or expect you to learn on your own. MSSU courses are designed with a high level of faculty-student, student-student, and student-content interaction.  You can participate from any location, at any time.

Active and Applied Learning

MSSU programs offer students the opportunity to learn what it means to be productive. Students learn to put effort, knowledge, and skill into activities that have a value beyond an assessment grade and to experience the sense of purpose and achievement that comes with productive activity.

Student Centered

MSSU is focused on the student and ensuring that each student's educational needs are met. Decision-making, organization of the programs and courses, as well as the subject-matter taught are largely determined by what our students need and expect.

Our Educational Philosophy

Our educational philosophy is simple: We succeed when our students succeed. We believe that if we provide our students with the resources necessary to become well-rounded, highly motivated, knowledgeable and qualified candidates for the careers that they choose we both - the student and MSSU - are winners.  In addition to taking courses in their chosen program area, our students study literature and culture, ethical practices, and social responsibility. We help our students to develop confidence, leadership abilities, collaborative techniques and communications skills. MSSU students graduate with the intellectual tools that will allow them to adapt and succeed.


For information about applying to Missouri Southern or enrolling in online courses, please call 877-837-8527. 

Tuition & Fees

The value of a Missouri Southern State University education can be measured in many ways—from professional benefits like increased earning power to greater marketability in the workforce. Your education is an investment and one of the most important decisions you will ever make. For more information, please call us at 877-837-8527. To view the MSSU Tuition and Fees Chart

Financial Aid

Missouri Southern participates in a variety of aid programs to assist qualified students. These funds – from private, institutional, state and federal sources – are coordinated to meet the individual student's financial need, performing ability and academic excellence. For more information, please visit 

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Active Duty 

MSSU provides the resources servicemembers, veterans and DOD civilians need to stay on top of their educational goals. With convenient online classes, and seamless transfer processes, MSSU provides the supportive environment you need to start—and finish—your education.

Missouri Southern State University is a Proud Participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program.


The MSSU Veterans Services Office is here to help you obtain veteran benefits for your education.  


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.