MSSU is a state-supported, comprehensive university providing programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Central to its mission is a strong commitment to international education, liberal arts, and professional courses of study. The university offers over 200 academic programs.
Since 1937, Missouri Southern State University has provided educational opportunities for Southwest Missouri and beyond. MSSU has evolved from an outstanding junior college to its role today as a comprehensive four-year state-supported institution offering bachelor and master degrees. The University's academic programs are organized in four schools – School of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, the Robert W. Plaster School of Business Administration and the School of Health Sciences. MSSU also offers a division of Graduate Studies and Distance Learning.
Missouri Southern's state and nationally prepared teachers in nationally acclaimed teacher education programs. For the last 75 years, Missouri Southern has developed outstanding, effective programs accredited by state and national bodies that prepare our students for the competitive and changing global society.