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

Counselors

Derek Skaggs
Derek Skaggs 
Director of Admissions-417.625.9537

Jeff Thompson
Jeff Thompson 
Assistant Director of Admissions-417.625.9819

 Hicks
Nathan Hicks 
Admissions Counselor & Campus Tour Coordinator-417.625.9364

 Brian Corcoran
Brian Corcoran 
Admissions Counselor for the Kansas City area - 417.499.0059 

Ryan Arthur
Ryan Arthur 
Admissions Counselor for the St. Louis area - 417.529.4787 

Alex Gandy
Alex Gandy 
Admissions Counselor for students in Central and SE Missouri  - 417.625.9715 

Jennifer Shaw
Jennifer Shaw 
Admissions Counselor for students in Kansas - 417.625.3573 

Tristan Routledge
Tristan Routledge 
Admissions Counselor for students in SW Missouri and Arkansas - 417.625.9743 

Belinda Cotten
Belinda Cotten 
Admissions Counselor for Crowder College students - 417.529.9290

 Lora Dean
Lora Dean 
International Admissions Coordinator - 417.625.3126 

Craig Thompson
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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