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Mission, Vision and Values

Board of Governors


Missouri Southern State University is a state-supported, comprehensive University offering programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Central to our mission is a strong commitment to international education, liberal arts, professional and pre-professional programs and the complementary relationship that must exist among them to prepare individuals for success in careers and lifelong learning.


Missouri Southern State University will be recognized as a leader in offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs that foster the total education of each student. In order to remain loyal to the trust given to the University by the people of the State of Missouri, Missouri Southern State University will:


International Education

The University prepares its students to be global citizens in fulfillment of its statewide mission.

Liberal Arts Education

The University commits to a comprehensive program of general education requirements for all students.

Teaching and Learning

The University provides exemplary teaching and learning as supported by scholarship and creative expression.

Student Success

The University commits to the academic, personal, and career success of its students.

Community Service

The University leads the intellectual, creative, cultural, and economic advancement of our communities.