Southeast Missouri State provides opportunities that propel students forward on their individual paths so that they triumph and are highly accomplished and ready for their future.

Groundbreaking Academics 

What are groundbreaking academic programs? At Southeast, we believe your academic program should prepare you for your career not just as it exists today, but where it will be when you graduate and beyond. That means, we take quality very seriously. Accreditations? Check. Hands-on learning? Check. Assessing the marketplace to align programs with where industry is going? Check. That’s why we offered the state’s first cybersecurity and drone programs. You’re here to launch an extraordinary career. We’re here to help you do it. Find your program or explore colleges and departments.

Academic Quality

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    Top Business Programs in the World

    Our AACSB accreditation means our business programs are among the top 5% in the world. AACSB-accredited schools must pass rigorous quality standards to prove they provide the best in business education worldwide. Students should know the accreditation is recognized by top employers, and it means you’ll be prepared to succeed in your business career in a global marketplace. 

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    Theatre Named Top 30 Theatre Programs in the Nation

    You read that right. Our musical theatre program has been recognized by Onstage Blog two-years running as one of the top 30 theatre programs in the nation. Factors include cost, scholarships, facilities, performance opportunities, support, and diversity. All combining to ensure you won’t just get a theatre education at Southeast, you’ll be getting an education on par with the most prestigious in the country. 

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    Online Business Program Ranked First in Missouri

    The 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings showcase Southeast’s online programs as among the best in the state. In addition to ranking first in Missouri in our online bachelor’s in business programs, Southeast master’s programs came in second in Missouri for non-MBA master’s in business, criminal justice, and education. Our quality online degrees are taught by the same accomplished faculty who teach on campus meaning you get the same high caliber of degree in a format that fits your needs. 

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    Cybersecurity in Top 14 Programs Worldwide

    Our ABET-Accredited cybersecurity program has also been recognized by the Department of Homeland Security and the NSA. The program focuses on both information assurance and computer forensics so graduates are ready for careers protecting vital information, developing software, and analyzing threats. In addition to being nine-time cyber defense state champs, we also have an Institute of Cybersecurity so students get access to cutting-edge research. 

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Whether you’ve known what you wanted to do since kindergarten or you’re still searching for the perfect major, Southeast a wide breadth of degree program and options, so you find the thing you’ll be passionate about and to launch an extraordinary career!

Doing the Job Before Getting the Job

You’ll hear us talk a lot about experiential learning. What does that mean? That your academic program gives you the opportunity to not only experience what you’re learning but put it into practice hands-on. It’s the best way to make sure your career ready. So whether you’re an ag student managing crop research at the Barton Farm, an art student managing an exhibition at Catapult, or a STEM student managing research in the lab or in the field, at Southeast, you’ll be writing your resume with real-world learning opportunities before you graduate.

Professor of History

"We can talk about what you would do in a classroom context, and you need that theoretical background, but the experiences of actually being in the real-world and real environment and actively working on projects, there’s no substitute for that."

Dr. Stephen Hoffman

Wearing hardhats in a deteriorating theater, Dr. Hoffman briefs students of the buildings condition.

Personal Support

Southeast graduates exceed their potential because our campus is an environment where we care about supporting you when you struggle and celebrating your wins when you excel. And, we all know sometimes wins don’t come easily. It’s why each student has an entire support team, so they’re never going it alone.

Personal Support

"They really care about the students here at Southeast. They genuinely want you to succeed. That's not just a gimmick. They truly believe that."

Elliot Siekmann

Elliot Siekmann stands in the courtyard in front of Johnson Hall on a sunny autumn day.