School Overview

Missouri Southern State University is a four-year, public institution of higher education, that is located in the city of Joplin, Missouri. MSSU was established in 1937 as Joplin Junior College to provide educational opportunities to Southwest Missouri residents.

Missouri Southern State University awards certificates, associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees in more than 200 academic programs. Schools of study include:

  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Robert W. Plaster School of Business Administration
  • School of Health Sciences

MSSU Online offers degree options including degree completion degrees, minors, and bachelor degrees with several emphasis areas.

School Details

Location: 3950 E. Newman Road,Joplin, MO 64801-1595

Religious Affiliation: Not applicable

Sector & Type: Public, Not-for-profit

Military Support:

  • Credit for Training
  • Dedicated POC
  • Member of SOC
  • Recognized SVO
  • Yellow Ribbon

Highest Offering: Masters

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission



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