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Whether you are a first-time freshmen straight out of high school or a non-traditional student returning to school to enhance your career opportunities - MSSU is right for you.
We offer a wide range of options for completing your college degree ranging from the traditional college experience to online/distance learning courses.
You come to Missouri Southern for a great education and we deliver with nearly 200 degree options.
Missouri Southern offers nearly 200 degree options for undergraduate students. You can qualify for many grants and scholarships for academic work or for performance awards in areas such as theater, athletics or other activities. You can gain leadership skills and meet lifelong friends in the more than 80 student organizations, and you can get excited about our highly competitive men's and women's NCAA Division II athletics teams. MSSU also offers a unique International Mission that provides outstanding study-abroad opportunities and an award-winning Themed Semester program. Ask an Admissions Counselor to help you learn more about MSSU. Learn more.
Missouri Southern State University's Graduate Program is founded upon the belief that all graduate students should be challenged to examine their practice from an analytical and reflective viewpoint. We believe your overall growth and learning is accomplished experientially, through problem solving, evaluation and reflection. The Graduate Program is dedicated to offering quality teaching and learning that emphasizes critical and creative thinking, professional growth, research, ethical practice and leadership development. Congruent with the University’s mission, Missouri Southern may collaborate with selected universities in order to offer distinctive graduate programs that foster the ideal of preparing students to compete in a diverse and dynamic world. Learn more about our Graduate Programs.
For more than 30 years, Missouri Southern has been a leader in developing high quality distance and online degree programs to meet the needs of today's diverse population. Our students take online courses while enrolled in traditional courses on campus, from their homes, in military environments and while keeping their current employment. Convenience and affordability are key components to our online programs. Look closer at our online offerings.
Located in the very center of the United States, Missouri Southern State University is an ideal location for international students. The University has established bilateral partnerships with 16 universities worldwide to provide exchange opportunities for students. Missouri Southern also participates in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). In addition, Southern recruits both international students and faculty to experience its enriching and challenging International Mission and its high-quality academic curriculum in Joplin, Missouri. Learn more about International Admissions.
Transfer Students will find a welcoming environment at Missouri Southern State University. We provide transfer articulation agreements with many community colleges and university in the region, offer many support services for non-traditional students, and other benefits such as:
MSSU is popular among home school students who are looking for a university that shares many of their same educational values. Missouri Southern offers a challenging learning environment with a faculty that will provide the maximum amount of personal academic attention:
If you are a first-time college student who has been home schooled, learn more.