Southeast Missouri State University

Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies

Through its graduate faculty, curricula, and research programs, the University offers to its more than 1,500 graduate students (a) 35 master’s degree programs, (b) specialist degrees in Educational Administration, Educational Leadership, Counseling Education; certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis and (c) a cooperative doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. The School of Graduate Studies is strongly committed to fostering a successful learning environment by maintaining small classes and individualized research experiences for its students.

Future Students
Admission Requirements and Deadlines
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Areas of Study
Comprehensive List of Fees
Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Policies & Services

Academic Services & Support
Capstone Project Requirements
Thesis Submission Requirements
Guide to Key Graduate Policies


  • Southeast Awarded Military Friendly® Schools Title for Sixth Straight Year

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 20, 2014 – For the sixth straight year, Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has included Southeast Missouri State University on its list of Military Friendly® Schools. The 2015 Military Friendly® Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools […]
  • Princeton Review Recognizes Southeast MBA Program

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 14, 2014 – Southeast Missouri State University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is outstanding, according to the education services company, The Princeton Review ( The Company features the program in the new 2015 edition of its book “The Best 296 Business Schools” (Random House/Princeton Review) published last week. According to […]
  • Southeast Alumnus Protecting Wildlife, Natural Resources with Missouri Department of Conservation

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Joshua Shadwick of Coffeyville, Kansas, serves and protects Missouri’s wildlife. He has found a challenging yet fulfilling job as a law enforcement agent protecting wildlife and other natural resources as a conservation agent with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). “What excites me about working in my field of natural […]
  • New Nilsen Endowment Provides Scholarships, Visiting Authors, First Novel Prizes

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 28, 2014 — The Dorothy and Wedel Nilsen Endowment for Writers began its first year of programming on July 1. The $271,000 endowment provides for a trinity of events at Southeast. For Southeast students, the Nilsen Visiting Writer Program brings a professional writer to campus each semester for a public reading […]