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Become A Lion Today

So, what do you want to study? Whether you're planning to come in as an undeclared major or you've dreamt of entering a specific field since childhood, we're confident you'll find what you need here at Missouri Southern State University. Maybe you'll even discover a new passion!

Here at MSSU, you'll receive essential skills for your future careers, expand your horizons and strengthen your knowledge of your specific area of academic interest, no matter your major. We value the art of learning, the exploration of interdisciplinary fields and the expansion of your interests and perspective. Our faculty believe your time at MSSU should be one of challenge, growth and personal development—not just lectures and note-taking. As an MSSU student, you'll have access to enriching internships, study abroad and travel opportunities and supportive interdisciplinary communities. 

Attending college is the time in your life for exploration. Get inspired to figure out what you enjoy, what you want to do with your life and how to do it—we're here to guide you every step of the way. The first step: choosing one of our 140+ programs and starting down the path to achieving your goals and making your dreams a reality.

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MSSU Academics


Missouri Students

4-Year Bachelor's Degrees

Explore dozens of baccalaureate programs and majors across our three interdisciplinary colleges.

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Master Degrees & Certificates
Advance your education and career with graduate-level programs and certifications in the arts, sciences and education fields.
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2-Year Associate's Degrees

Browse our selection of 2-year degrees, including law enforcement, dental hygienics, information systems and more.

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Graduate Student

Undergraduate Certificates

Qualify for a new career with one of our over 80 undergraduate-level certifications, from paramedic training to public administration.

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Earn Dual Credit in High School

With MSSU's Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment programs, you can get a head start on your college education before graduating high school. Qualify for this program, and you can experience university-level courses while still in high school and make progress toward a baccalaureate degree.
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Explore The Colleges


College of Arts & Sciences

From performing arts to criminal justice, the interdisciplinary College of Arts & Sciences features more than 40 majors and is home to our renowned study abroad programs.

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College of Business, Communication & Technology

Featuring the Robert W. Plaster School of Business (PSB), and the Communications, Mathematics and Technology departments, this college is home to an array of majors that can lead to numerous lucrative careers. 

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College of Health, Life Sciences & Education

Home to our Allied Health, Nursing and Teacher Education departments, this college focuses on the sciences, educating future educators and the ever-growing fields of healthcare and health administration.

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Dr. Lisa Toms
Provost/VP for Academic Affairs