Unleash Your Potential

You’ll do that here.

At Southeast, we believe you aren’t a spectator to your future. You apply all the grit and talent and sweat and passion you can muster because college is not the next step. It’s the biggest step. This is where you’ll try and fail and learn. Progress isn’t promised to anyone. It will be made by those with the courage to question. The hunger to know. And the will to do.

Cybersecurity student Conner McGarr works in the Cyber Range located in Dempster Hall.

At Southeast, we believe you aren’t a spectator to your future. You apply all the grit and talent and sweat and passion you can muster because college is not the next step. It’s the biggest step. This is where you’ll try and fail and learn. Progress isn’t promised to anyone. It will be made by those with the courage to question. The hunger to know. And the will to do.

At Southeast, we don’t just learn. We do. And, we know there’s no limit to what you can do.

Groundbreaking Academics

Southeast mass media students shoot footage for the Faultline Film Festival.
  • 98%  

    Of graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.

  • 15  

    Professional centers to take your education from classroom to career.

  • 1  

    Only university in Missouri to be accredited in all four areas of art, dance, music, and theatre.

  • 9X  

    Missouri Cyber Defense State Champions

  • 3X  

    National Debate Champs

Cybersecurity student Conner McGarr works in the Cyber Range located in Dempster Hall.

Launch a Career

You’ll do that here.

As a Southeast student, you’ll start building your resume almost as soon as you step foot on campus. The real-world opportunities begin on day one. That way, when you graduate from Southeast, you’ll be ready to excel in your career from day one, too.

As a Southeast student, you’ll start building your resume almost as soon as you step foot on campus. The real-world opportunities begin on day one. That way, when you graduate from Southeast, you’ll be ready to excel in your career from day one, too.

Hands-on learning: that’s what we do.

A Southeast microbiology major aids in gastrointestinal research.
At Southeast you’ll have the opportunity to learn from and participate in research with distinguished faculty who are Fulbright scholars and awarded grants from world-renowned research centers like the National Science Foundation.

“The program is very hands-on and you really learn practical skills as opposed to just sitting and listening to lecture after lecture. The professors are passionate about what they teach, and you leave the classroom genuinely feeling like you learned something that you will carry forward with you in life.”

Southeast Historic Preservation majors excavate during Field School in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
--Kelsey Barnett

When Math and Music Meet

A portrait of Southeast student Landon Schnurbusch sitting at the Yamaha Disklavier piano.
A music and math actuarial science double major turns a major financial crisis into composition while showcasing just why Southeast was named a Yamaha Institution of Excellence.

Do more than take classes. Gain experience.

A Southeast student candidate teacher works one on one with an elementary student.
It’s not just about what you can do on campus. Career counselors, internship coordinators, and faculty work to give students professional experience across the country. We help you gain experience, so when the real tests come, you’ll be ready.

Find Your Flock

You’ll do that here.

Whether you live on campus or not, it’s easy to find the perfect balance of independence, entertainment, and support at Southeast. Our community offers a breadth of activities and teams, living spaces and dining options  each with its own unique vibe, so everyone feels at home.

Whether you live on campus or not, it’s easy to find the perfect balance of independence, entertainment, and support at Southeast. Our community offers a breadth of activities and teams, living spaces and dining options  each with its own unique vibe, so everyone feels at home.

There’s One Place Like Home

Southeast students cheer at freshman convocation during opening week activities.
  • 200  

    Student organizations to join  from aerial swing dance to vegetable enthusiasts and everything in between.

  • 20+  

    Club sports and eSports to compete and connect

  • 50+  

    Study abroad programs to experience the world

  • 50+   OVC Regular Season Championships 

  • #1   Named Missouri’s Prettiest City by Architectural Digest 

You Have to Feel It

Southeast student athletes walk along a sidewalk together on Southeast’s main campus.
When we ask our students why they chose Southeast, they always say, "when I visited, I just fell in love." The best way to know if Southeast is right for you is to experience it for yourself. Whether you’re coming to campus for a tour or checking us out online, we’ll do our best to show you what your future could be like. We can’t wait to see you.

Transform Your Future

You’ll do that here.

You’re ready. You’re determined. You have the drive and ambition to go after your goals, so why wait? At Southeast, we couldn’t agree more.

SEMO students smile as they leave Kent Library on Southeast’s main campus.

You’re ready. You’re determined. You have the drive and ambition to go after your goals, so why wait? At Southeast, we couldn’t agree more.

There’s nothing general about our general education.

An aerial view of Academic Hall on the main campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
Early College students can get started on general education college classes while in high school. Taking them now means you’ll also have a head start on launching your life as a Redhawk and get access to our incredibly personalized support network.

Even though you’re only considering taking general education courses, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t at least start thinking about which programs you may want to study once you get to college. Hint: we’ve got some of Missouri’s and the nation’s most accredited and recognized academic programs right here at SEMO.

Groundbreaking Academics

Southeast mass media students shoot footage for the Faultline Film Festival.
  • 100%  

    Of our first-year alumni survey respondents would recommend Southeast to their friends. 

  • 42  

    General Education Block course hours transfer to Missouri institutions.

  • 10+  

    Redhawk discounts, programs, services and more you have access to as a high school student!

SEMO students smile as they leave Kent Library on Southeast’s main campus.

Unleash Potential

That’s what we do.

At Southeast Missouri State, there’s no limit to what you’ll do. And no matter what career path you choose to pursue, you’ll experience personal support, groundbreaking coursework, and real-world opportunities that prepare you for a lifetime of success.

Cybersecurity student Conner McGarr works in the Cyber Range located in Dempster Hall.

At Southeast Missouri State, there’s no limit to what you’ll do. And no matter what career path you choose to pursue, you’ll experience personal support, groundbreaking coursework, and real-world opportunities that prepare you for a lifetime of success.

What Will You Do?

Southeast students cheer at freshman convocation during opening week activities.
We’re always doing something at Southeast Missouri State, and that means plenty of opportunity to celebrate. In fact, we lead the nation in high fives. Okay, we just made that up. But here are a few things you can do and experience on campus that are totally for real.

Yeah, we did that.

A portrait of Southeast’s Rowdy the Redhawk with his wings outstretched.
At Southeast Missouri State, we don’t have time for boasting. We’re too busy building, planting, healing, creating and learning. But don’t let our quiet work fool you. We’re one of the best universities in the state, offering you quality programs, affordable education, and people who very truly want you to succeed. That is what we do.
Cybersecurity student Conner McGarr works in the Cyber Range located in Dempster Hall.

Unleash Your Potential

You’ll do that here.

At Southeast, we’re prepared to help you take the next step after getting your college degree. Whether you just graduated or want to come back to advance your career, our programs are forward-thinking, affordable, and accredited.  
Southeast students work in a collaborative group setting during a social work class.
At Southeast, we’re prepared to help you take the next step after getting your college degree. Whether you just graduated or want to come back to advance your career, our programs are forward-thinking, affordable, and accredited.  

We have the will to do to be one step ahead in all we do. And, our mission is to support your pursuit.

Groundbreaking Academics

A Southeast graduate student checks the vital signs of a student on a treadmill during a science class.
  • 98%  

    Of graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.

  • 44  

    Graduate and certificate programs to help you master your next step.

  • 100%  

    Convenient and affordable online degrees taught by our same high quality, expert faculty.

Master It

Southeast students work on an assignment together during their Spanish education class.
Whether your academic program requires a master’s degree for advancement or you’re pursuing one to further your career or further your skills, we have the framework, so you can achieve your goals. Online, hy-flex, in-person, accredited, affordable. There’s no shortage of words to describe our graduate programs.
Southeast students work in a collaborative group setting during a social work class.

Launch a Career

You’ll do that here.

At Southeast, we’re doing whatever it takes to prepare teachers, nurses, doctors, and entrepreneurs. Because opportunity never comes knocking. It’s hunted down by the hungry and seized by the determined.

At Southeast, we’re doing whatever it takes to prepare teachers, nurses, doctors, and entrepreneurs. Because opportunity never comes knocking. It’s hunted down by the hungry and seized by the determined.

Research

Southeast graduate student Rawshawn Ara Ripa conducts research in the chemistry lab.
Southeast has the perfect blend of faculty whose passion is teaching but who are also experts in their field. Meaning your courses and your research is actually led by them. They’ll not just know your academic interests, they’ll know your name, and most likely be a lifelong mentor.

“As an undergraduate student, I could tell the faculty and instructors were extremely knowledgeable, passionate about learning, and were dedicated to educating future nurses and nurse practitioners.”

A portrait of Southeast nursing grad alum, Will Harris.
--Will Harris

MBA

A Southeast Master of Business Administration major gives a presentation on product trends.
Southeast’s MBA is rated top 3 in Missouri, plus it’s accredited and even more, it’s affordable. We’re living proof high quality doesn’t have to mean high cost.

Take the Lead: you’ll do that here.

Southeast alum, Bracole Mills teaches her exceptional child class at Cape Junior High.
You’ve earned a bachelor’s degree and enjoy teaching students, but now you’re interested in taking your career to the next level. Our Educator Preparation programs prepare you to take the lead in your class, in your school, and for your students.

Unleash Your Potential

You’ll do that here.

At Southeast, we’re an accredited, affordable, public institution offering fully online degree programs. Start when you’re ready and get credit for what you already know with our prior learning credits. Whatever your education goals, we have the knowledge and the heart to help you get there. 

A Southeast Online student works on her laptop at a picnic table outside of Academic Hall.

At Southeast, we’re an accredited, affordable, public institution offering fully online degree programs. Start when you’re ready and get credit for what you already know with our prior learning credits. Whatever your education goals, we have the knowledge and the heart to help you get there. 

If you’re investing your time and money in an online program, you want to know the program will prepare you. Our programs are the flexible versions of our accredited on-campus programs, taught by the same dedicated, expert faculty.

Groundbreaking Academics

A Southeast Master of Business Administration major gives a presentation on product trends.
  • 45+  

    Programs all 100% fully online

  • #1  

    Ranked online bachelor’s programs in Missouri by US News and World Report.

  • 550  

    Corporate partnerships offering internships and jobs.

Your education should be flexible.

A professionally dressed Southeast Online student works from his laptop in the lounge of a business.
When you’re ready to pursue your education, your University should be there. Southeast Online offers 14 different session terms and entry points, so you can start when it best suits your personal and professional life.
A Southeast Online student works on her laptop at a picnic table outside of Academic Hall.

Forge Successful Careers

That’s what we do.

We meet the needs of industry and make sure students are well-trained for the jobs they want, so you graduate a competent, confident, and competitive candidate. In short, your success starts now.

We meet the needs of industry and make sure students are well-trained for the jobs they want, so you graduate a competent, confident, and competitive candidate. In short, your success starts now.

You can afford furthering your education.

An aerial view of Academic Hall on the main campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
Our programs offer affordability and flexibility for working professionals and part-time students. Students pay one tuition rate, regardless of in-state or out-of-state status, and can receive course credit or competency credit for previous education and professional experiences, which saves you time and money pursuing your degree.

“Southeast offers one of the most flexible and affordable RN-BSN Online Programs in the region, and students graduate from a quality program that is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This program was designed for working registered nurses (RN) who are ready to advance their education and are seeking opportunities for employment and graduate education.”

A Southeast nursing student works with a patient during an externship at St. Francis Medical Center.
-- Desma Reno, retired nursing faculty

MBA

Southeast MBA alum, Chad Lich presents to students during a tour.
Microsoft’s Chad Lich talks about searching for a high quality MBA program and finding Southeast.

“Our graduate education programs are becoming increasingly flexible for busy teachers who may have more time during the summer to do course work or may be busier in certain times of the school year. We recognize that teachers may need to take courses to satisfy certification requirements or a new position, and we want to be responsive to their needs and schedules.”

Professor and chair of Elementary, Early and Special Education, Dr. Julie Ray, presents to a class.
--Dr. Julie Ray

Unleash Your Potential

You’ll do that here.

At Southeast, we believe you aren’t a spectator to your future. You apply all the grit and talent and sweat and passion you can muster because college is not the next step. It’s the biggest step. This is where you’ll try and fail and learn. Progress isn’t promised to anyone. It will be made by those with the courage to question. The hunger to know. And the will to do.

Cybersecurity student Conner McGarr works in the Cyber Range located in Dempster Hall.

At Southeast, we believe you aren’t a spectator to your future. You apply all the grit and talent and sweat and passion you can muster because college is not the next step. It’s the biggest step. This is where you’ll try and fail and learn. Progress isn’t promised to anyone. It will be made by those with the courage to question. The hunger to know. And the will to do.

At Southeast, we don’t just learn. We do. And, we know there’s no limit to what you can do.

Groundbreaking Academics

Southeast mass media students shoot footage for the Faultline Film Festival.
  • 98%  

    Of graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.

  • 15  

    Professional centers to take your education from classroom to career.

  • 1  

    Only university in Missouri to be accredited in all four areas of art, dance, music, and theatre.

  • 9X  

    Missouri Cyber Defense State Champions

  • 3X  

    National Debate Champs

Cybersecurity student Conner McGarr works in the Cyber Range located in Dempster Hall.

Launch a Career

You’ll do that here.

As a Southeast student, you’ll start building your resume almost as soon as you step foot on campus. The real-world opportunities begin on day one. That way, when you graduate from Southeast, you’ll be ready to excel in your career from day one, too.

As a Southeast student, you’ll start building your resume almost as soon as you step foot on campus. The real-world opportunities begin on day one. That way, when you graduate from Southeast, you’ll be ready to excel in your career from day one, too.

Hands-on learning: that’s what we do.

A Southeast microbiology major aids in gastrointestinal research.
At Southeast you’ll have the opportunity to learn from and participate in research with distinguished faculty who are Fulbright scholars and awarded grants from world-renowned research centers like the National Science Foundation.

“The program is very hands-on and you really learn practical skills as opposed to just sitting and listening to lecture after lecture. The professors are passionate about what they teach, and you leave the classroom genuinely feeling like you learned something that you will carry forward with you in life.”

Southeast historic preservation majors excavate during Field School in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
--Kelsey Barnett

When Math and Music Meet

A portrait of Southeast student Landon Schnurbusch sitting at the Yamaha Disklavier piano.
A music and math actuarial science double major turns a major financial crisis into composition while showcasing just why Southeast was named a Yamaha Institution of Excellence.

Do more than take classes. Gain experience.

A Southeast student candidate teacher works one on one with an elementary student.
It’s not just about what you can do on campus. Career counselors, internship coordinators, and faculty work to give students professional experience across the country. We help you gain experience, so when the real tests come, you’ll be ready.

Find Your Flock

You’ll do that here.

Whether you live on campus or not, it’s easy to find the perfect balance of independence, entertainment, and support at Southeast. Our community offers a breadth of activities and teams, living spaces and dining options  each with its own unique vibe, so everyone feels at home.

Whether you live on campus or not, it’s easy to find the perfect balance of independence, entertainment, and support at Southeast. Our community offers a breadth of activities and teams, living spaces and dining options  each with its own unique vibe, so everyone feels at home.

There’s One Place Like Home

Southeast students cheer at freshman convocation during opening week activities.
  • 200  

    Student organizations to join  from aerial swing dance to vegetable enthusiasts and everything in between.

  • 20+  

    Club sports and eSports to compete and connect

  • 50+  

    Study abroad programs to experience the world

  • 50+  

    OVC Regular Season Championships

  • #1  

    Named Missouri’s Prettiest City by Architectural Digest

You Have to Feel It

Southeast student athletes walk along a sidewalk together on Southeast’s main campus.
When we ask our students why they chose Southeast, they always say, "when I visited, I just fell in love." The best way to know if Southeast is right for you is to experience it for yourself. Whether you’re coming to campus for a tour or checking us out online, we’ll do our best to show you what your future could be like. We can’t wait to see you.

Faculty Spotlight

Vera Campbell Jones

I had been a hospital nurse for 30 years prior to coming to Southeast. I believe that’s important to the students because they know that their professor has had that hands-on experience.

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