Admissions Office

Admissions Office

Regular office hours:

  • Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm
    closed Saturdays & Sundays

Summer hours:

  • Monday - Thursday 7am to 5 pm
    closed Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
  • Phone: 417.625.9378
  • Fax: 417.659.4429
  • Email: Admissions@mssu.edu
  • Address:
    Hearnes Hall 106
    3950 Newman Road,
    Joplin, MO 64801

Personnel

Counselors

  • Derek Skaggs - Director of Admissions - 417.625.9537
  • Jeff Thompson - Assistant Director of Admissions - 417.625.9819
  • Nathan Hicks - Admissions Counselor & Campus Tour Coordinator - 417.625.9364
  • Brian Corcoran - Admissions Counselor for the Kansas City area - 417.499.0059
  • Ryan Arthur - Admissions Counselor for the St. Louis area - 417.529.4787
  • Alex Gandy - Transfer Admissions Counselor for students in Central and SE Missouri  - 417.625.9715
  • Jennifer Shaw -  Admissions Counselor for students in Kansas - 417.625.3573
  • Tristan Routledge - Admissions Counselor for students in SW Missouri and Arkansas - 417.625.9743
  • Belinda Cotten - Transfer Admissions Counselor for Crowder College students - 417.529.9290
  • Lora Dean - International Admissions Coordinator - 417.625.3126
  • Craig Thompson - International Admissions Counselor - 417.625.9372

Admission Processing

Mission Statement:

The Admissions Office at Missouri Southern State University will identify, recruit and admit qualified students who have the potential to succeed at our university. Admissions decisions are based on policies established by the Board of Governors and are made in accordance with the recommendations of the Coordinating Board of Higher Education for the State of Missouri.

Missouri Southern State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, disability or age in its recruitment practices or admission of students.

In addition, the Admissions Office will serve the region by offering programs and services to inform the public of opportunities available in higher education.

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