Missouri Southern State University

Missouri Southern State University is a comprehensive, state-supported University located in Joplin in the state of Missouri, near the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, USA. The University offers a wide range of bachelor's degree programs through its four schools of Arts & Sciences, Education, Business and Health Sciences.
  • Average Tuition USD 13,005
  • Acceptance Rate 97%
  • Students 5,613
  • International Students 3.50%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 20,714
  • Intakes August, January, June
  • Transfer yes
  • Campus Setting Suburban

School Description

Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) offers 140 four-year bachelor's degree programs in subjects such Graphic Design, Dental Hygiene, Paramedic, Health Promotion, Management, Theatre and Logistics. The institute has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1, ensuring personalised attention from professors in the classroom. The 373-acre campus offers student accommodation to all first-year students through quads, double rooms, apartments and suite-style houses. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms and Internet. Residences provide free laundry services. The campus is also home to over 75 student organizations, including various fraternities and sororities. The campus also hosts social events such as picnics and bingo through the year.
  • 01Ranked 61-79th in US News & Media Report's Best Colleges - Regional Midwest Colleges rankings for 2019.
  • 02Offers students Greek fraternities and sororities that complement and improve classroom education, leadership and collaboration.
  • 03MSSU is home to over 6,000 students with over 75 student organizations, ensuring several opportunities for networking and collaborating with a diverse student body.

Bachelor Programs

  • 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, United States

    Accountancy

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

  • 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, United States

    Biology

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

  • 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, United States

    Business

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

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    Business Administration

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Chemistry

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Computer Information Systems

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architecture; programming; challenges of specific computer applications; component and system maintenance; inspection procedures; hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair; and report preparation.

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    Computer Science

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Criminal Justice

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law enforcement; operational command leadership; administration of public police organizations; labor relations; incident response strategies; legal and regulatory responsibilities; budgeting; public relations; and organizational leadership.

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    Economics

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Education

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    English

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Finance

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Fine Arts

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

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    History

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Information Technology

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing systems; computer hardware and software components; algorithms, databases, and telecommunications; user tactics; application testing; and human interface design.

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    International Business

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the law, the policies, and the regulations governing transnational businesses and commercial practices. The program offers a wide range of courses that provide students with insights into global economic and business climates.

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    Journalism

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

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    Law

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of law and contemporary governance, with a focus on the European Union. The program offers courses that focus on the independent professional practice of law; the legal system; and civil and criminal law.

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    Legal Management

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical study of law.

  • 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, United States

    Management

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

  • 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, United States

    Marketing

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mathematics

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, United States

    Medicine

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of science and practices used in the detection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, as well as pharmaceuticals and surgery.

  • 3950 Newman Rd, Joplin, MO 64801, United States

    Music

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Nursing

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program also includes a practical clinical component.

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    Sociology

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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    Spanish

    USD 13,005 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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Admission Requirements

  • Avg Aid to Undergraduate 4650
  • Minimum GPA 2.25
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 68
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum ACT 18

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    Financial Aid & Scholarship

    The University offers a number of scholarships to freshman students, including the Excellence Scholarship of up to $1300 per year.

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    Established in 1937

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    The MSSU Alumni Association was established in 1945, and currently has over 30,000 alumni members across the world.

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            2006-2009, Bachelor's degree

            Great University

            The professors are caring and know who their students are. I had a great experience as an undergrad a few years and went back to get my TESOL certification there because of the great professors.

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            2006-2010, Bachelor's Degree

            A Proud Lion

            At Missouri Southern, you can be an active member of the campus community, learn from high quality instructors, and engage in career-boosting internships, all while enjoying the intimacy of a small campus. Missouri Southern is a diamond in the rough and one of the best-kept secrets in Missouri's higher education system.

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            1989-1991, Bachelor of Science

            A fantastic educational experience

            I really liked the small class size and approachability of all my professors who were always available for one on one time. The campus is open and well organized. The education I received at Missouri Southern State University opened many doors for me that has lead to a highly satisfying and successful career.