Missouri Southern State University

3950 East Newman Road
Joplin, MO 64801


Mission Statement:

Missouri Southern State University is a state-supported, comprehensive university offering programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Central to our mission is a strong commitment to international education, liberal arts, professional and pre-professional programs, and the complementary relationship that must exist among them to prepare individuals for success in careers and lifelong learning.


Missouri Southern State University will be recognized as a leader in offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs that foster the total education of each student.   In order to remain loyal to the trust given to the University by the people of the State of Missouri, Missouri Southern State University will:

Fulfill its mission and objectives in an honorable and ethical manner;

Periodically review its mission in light of contemporary changes in society and in the needs of the people of Missouri and our communities;

Continually assess the effectiveness of its programs in order to ensure their quality and integrity.

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