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DSST Credit by Exam Program

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DSST Credit by Exam Program

The nationally recognized DSST Credit-by-Exam Program helps you receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom. 

A form of prior learning assessment, DSSTs offer students a cost effective, time saving way to use their knowledge acquired outside of the classroom to accomplish their educational goals.  Visit: for additional information.

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit. Missouri Southern State University accepts the DSST credits as indicated below

DSST Exam Minimum Score MSSU Course Credit
Technical Writing 500 ENG 313 (lower division)
Ethics in America 400 PHIL 212
Art of the Western World 400 ART 302 (lower division)
Astronomy 400 PHYS 125
Foundation of Education 400 EDUC 100
Fundamentals of College Algebra 400 MATH 30
Health and Human development 400 KINE 103
Human Resource Management 400 MGMT 352 (lower division)
Introduction to Computing 400 CIS 202
Introduction to Cybersecurity 400 CIS 298
Management Information Systems 400 MGMT 337 (lower division)
Money and Banking 400 ECON 300
Organizational Behavior 400 MGMT 441 (lower division)
Personal Finance 400 FIN 101
Principles of Finance 400 FIN 350
Principles of Statistics  400 MATH 310 (lower division)
Principles of Supervision 400 MGMT 350 (lower division)

Lower division - course will not count toward the 40 hours of upper division credit requirement.