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Maybe it's a dream to lead, improve your credentials, earn that next promotion or to get noticed in today's job market. Only you know what your next big step is. Now it's time to master it. It's time to do more.

The graduate degree programs at Southeast are designed with you in mind, to foster your intellectual curiosity and expand your opportunities for a rewarding career.

Graduate programs are offered online and in the classroom at the main campus. You’ll be surrounded by leading thinkers in the field through either method and challenged to find the will to do.

Academic Programs

Build on the education you’ve already acquired with a certificate, master’s, or specialist degree from Southeast. Degrees are offered in online or in the classroom formats.

International Admissions

Experience American culture, share your global perspective, and earn a graduate degree from an accredited institution; you’ll do all that here. Southeast welcomes students from 65 countries around the world. Join us.

In-State Rate

Are you a SEMO alumnus? If so, you can pursue your graduate degree with the in-state tuition rate, no matter where you live. We want our Redhawks to continue their education and achieve their goals, so we're making it as simple as possible.

Application Deadlines

The application for admission, official transcripts and other required documents should be submitted no later than the dates listed below.

Domestic Students 

  • Fall Semester - August 1 

  • Spring Semester - November 21 

  • Summer Semester - May 15 

International Students 

Rolling admission, but preferred deadlines are:  

  • Fall Semester - July 1  

  • Spring Semester - November 1 

  • Summer Semester (for IEP students only) - None 

Programs with Early Application Deadlines 

Programs that have application deadlines that are earlier than the general Graduate Studies and International Education and Services deadlines are listed in the table below.

Program  Semester  Application Deadline 
Applied Behavior Analysis (MA)  Summer/Fall  Extended to May 1 (Summer/Fall 2022) - Complete files will be reviewed as they are received.
Applied Computer Science (MS) Fall March 1 (international)
Applied Computer Science (MS) Spring October 1 (international)
Applied Nutrition (MS)  Summer  January 1  - Complete files are not reviewed until January
Biology (MNS)  Fall  April 1 
Biology (MNS)  Spring  October 1 
Biology (MNS)  Summer  April 1 
Communication Disorders (MA)  Summer Admission Only  January 15 - Complete files are not reviewed until February 
Cybersecurity (MS) Fall March 1 (international)
Cybersecurity (MS) Spring October 1 (international)
Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MA)  Fall  Februry 1 - Applications after this deadline will be considered but may not be given priority. 
Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MA)  Spring  October 1 - Applications after this deadline will be considered but may not be given priority. 
Mental Health Counseling (MA)  Summer/Fall Admission Only  February 1 - Preferred - Complete files are not reviewed until February 
Nursing (MSN)  Fall Admission Only  February 1 - Complete files are not reviewed until February. Admission will continue until seats are filled.
School Counseling (MA)  Summer/Fall Admission Only  February 1 - Preferred - Complete files are not reviewed until February 
School Psychological Examiner Post-Graduate Certificate  Fall  August 1 
School Psychological Examiner Post-Graduate Certificate  Spring  December 1 
School Psychological Examiner Post-Graduate Certificate  Summer  May 1 
Technology Management (MS)  Fall  August 1 (domestic), July 1 (international) 
Technology Management (MS)  Spring  November 1 

Alumni

"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. Because of the high quality of educators ... Southeast was the clear choice for advancing my education."

Will Harris

Will Harris

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