Missouri Southern State University

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About Us

In July 1995, Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan signed into law House Bill No. 442, which directed that Missouri Southern “shall develop such academic support programs and public service activities it deems necessary and appropriate to establish international or global education as a distinctive theme of its mission.” That legislation was enacted as part of Missouri’s “Blueprint for Higher Education,” adopted by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

The faculty and administration of Missouri Southern developed over the next year the outline of a comprehensive plan of international education. Included was the establishment of the Institute of International Studies, charged with overseeing the internationalizing of the campus.

 Programs Offered

School of Arts and Sciences

Robert W. Plaster School of Business

School of Education

School of Health Sciences

Additionally, the following academic and student support units are part of the Academic Affairs Division:

Assessment and Institutional Research Center

First-Year Experience Program

Honors Program

Institute of International Studies

Distance Learning

Spiva Library


Admissions Office: 417.781.MSSU (6778) or 417.625.9378  admissions@mssu.edu

Alumni 417.659.LION (5466) alumni@mssu.edu

Blackboard Help 417.625.9885 blackboardhelp@mssu.edu