The Jane Stephens Honors Program can be your home away from home. The Honors House provides an ideal study environment. You can get involved on campus and participate in events organized by the Student Honors Council.

The Jane Stephens Honors Program offers numerous benefits for you as an international student. It is designed to let you explore the world of honors classes and get to know other remarkable students. 

Students who complete the Jane Stephens Honors Program requirements will be: 

  • Designated as an Honors Scholar. 
  • Receive a medallion to be worn at the Commencement. 
  • Completion of the Jane Stephens Honors Program requirements will be noted on their academic transcript. 

The program offers educational opportunities tailored to the needs and goals of students with outstanding intellectual and creative abilities. You’ll engage with personable faculty in courses designed to be interactive and challenging. The benefits go beyond the classroom. You’ll also meet other high-achieving students at social events and on educational field trips. 

Honors Program for International Students

"The Jane Stephens Honors Program is wonderful! It gave me an opportunity to excel in life by offering a great learning environment. Being away from my home country is hard, but having the support of such a great program has helped me have the strength to keep working to achieve my dreams."

Karen Muramatsu, Brazil/Japan

Karen Muramatsu, dressed in graduation regalia, smiles for a picture outside the Honors House.

Admission Requirements

The requirements for International Honors Program students are similar to the requirements for students living in the United States. We will review your hours of college credit and cumulative grade point average.

Requirements

To be admitted into the Jane Stephens Honors Program, International students must have at least 15 semester hours of college credit and at least a 3.5 cumulative college grade point average. If you meet the requirements and wish to apply, please fill out our application form.

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive a lot of questions about the Honors Program from prospective and current students. Take a look at this FAQ to see if your question is already answered. If you don’t see your question listed here, please get in touch with us.

To be admitted into the Honors Program, International students must have at least 15 semester hours of college credit and at least a 3.5 cumulative college grade point average. 

You will need to contact the program through honors@semo.edu, (573) 651-2513, or visit us at the Honors House at 603 North Henderson.

No. The program is tailored to full-time enrolled undergraduate students at Southeast Missouri State University. 

The program offers you an opportunity to develop independent studies with faculty in their area of expertise. This can potentially attract employers in your field.

There is no cost to be part of the program.
Location
Office
603 N. Henderson
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 4575
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Hours
Honors House / 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.