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Welcome to Missouri Southern State University!

We serve nearly 6,000 students in nearly 140 academic programs leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees. MSSU creates an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of our area with outstanding NCAA Division II athletics programs, award-winning themed semesters, fun student activities and enriching cultural events in theater, art, music and film.

On this page, you can learn more about our admission requirements, scholarships, financial aid opportunities and Lion Pride tuition discount, browse our admissions guide and sign up to take a campus tour.

Learn more about all the great reasons for you to become a Missouri Southern Lion!

Take a Look at our Admissions Guide

Check out our Lion-Pride Tuition Discount!

This year, the Lion Pride Tuition Discount includes every state touching Missouri: Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, Kentucky, Nebraska; and all counties in Texas.

Daya Davenport

Major: Public Relations
Hometown: Joplin, MO

"I love that at Southern, teachers never hesitate to help students succeed. They give me more confidence in myself to achieve my biggest goals."

Daya Davenport

MSSU Admissions
3950 Newman Road
Joplin MO 64801
Phone: 417-625-9378
Fax:  417-659-4429


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