The University celebrates its 75th Anniversary during the the current academic year. 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, Public Safety and Technology. MSSU also offers a pathway for graduate degrees 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. Learn more.