Missouri Southern State University was established in 1937as Joplin Junior College. This University is located at the Gateway to the Ozarks in Joplin. The main aim of this University is to provide international educations, Liberal arts, professional e-professional programs and a complementary relationship which will help students to prepare for success in careers and Lifelong learning. Missouri Southern State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and it is also a member of North Central Association. This University offers undergraduate, Graduate Degrees, Distance Learning and Honors Program.
Missouri Southern State University proffers an opportunity to meet people and develop leadership skills. Besides this it offers a bag of full of activities like plays, music concerts, Campus wide picnics, lectures, dances, intramural sports, finals madness, international themed activities etc.
Missouri Southern State University proffers Undergraduate Programs such as in School of Arts and Science, Robert W.Plaster School of Business Administration, School of Education and School of Technology.
School of Arts and Science- This School of Arts and Science offers Undergraduate programs in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, English, Environmental Health, Foreign Language, Geography, Geology, History, Mathematics, Music, Paralegal, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Pre-professional, Social Science, Sociology and Theatre.
Robert W.Plaster School of Business Administration- This School offers undergraduate programs in Accounting, Business Education, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Economics, General Business, International Business, Management and Marketing.
School of Education- This School of Education offers undergraduate programs in Kinesiology, Psychology, Teacher Education, Child Development Center and Project Speak.
School of Technology- This School of Technology offers undergraduate programs in Aviation, Engineering Technology, Computer Information Science, Criminal Justice, Dental Hygiene, Health Science, Law Enforcement, Medical Technology, Nursing, Paramedic, Pre-Engineering, Pre-professionals, Radiologic Technology and Respiratory Therapy.
Missouri Southern State University offers graduate programs. This University has done partnership with Missouri State University, Northwest Missouri State University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University Of Missouri – St.Louis and Southern East Missouri State University to provide opportunity to complete their Degree fully online.
Distance Learning Programs
Missouri Southern State University proffers Distance Learning Programs with the help of the Division of Life Long Learning. Programs offered are Bachelors of General Studies, Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, and Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, Bachelors of Science in Environmental Health and The Associate of Science in Law Enforcement. Graduate Program offered .is Master of Arts in History, teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, Dental Hygiene, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Technology and Nursing.