Combine the academic excellence you expect from an accredited university with all the flexibility your life requires: you’ll do that here. 

Whether you take class from your kitchen table or commute to a classroom in Cape, the academic rigor is the same. So is the reward. Online students from Southeast graduate with a respected degree from an recognized institution. 

They choose from more than 50 fully-online programs, earn credit for prior knowledge and experience, and start when they’re ready. It’s the beauty of an online education in a world moving more and more in that direction.

Costs & Affordability

As an online only student, there is no in-state/nonresident cost difference. No matter where you live, we’ve made it easy for you to calculate your education with one simple rate.

Prior Learning Credits

Beyond standard credit by exam or military-related credit, academic departments and programs also offer unique ways to earn credits for experience you already have, either via portfolio, performance, certification, or other credentials.


Southeast Online partners with companies in the Southeast Missouri region to provide working professionals discounts on tuition. You’ll earn credentials to move up in the workplace while gaining knowledge you can start applying to your career today.

Student Resources

As a Redhawk you’ll have access to the same resources our on-campus students enjoy. From Career Support, to IT Help you’ll have the support you need for success.

Southeast Online is an accredited, public institution.

Programs are accredited by

  • AACSB International
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Network of International Business Schools (NIBS)
  • ABET

Class of 2017, MBA

"I was paired with a great professor here at [Southeast]. It’s very helpful to have someone that’s pushing you to be successful, especially when you’re busy running your day-to-day life with a full-time job and kids … to have someone cheering you on and helping you be successful at it is very important. "

Chad Lich

Get Started with Online Learning

Do more than talk about starting that online course. Take command of your future and submit an application today. The process is a simple one, completed in three easy steps.

Match your passion with a program. All programs are fully online, meaning you can start and finish your degree from anywhere. 

  • Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • Applied Computer Science 
  • Applied Technology 
  • Business Administration 
  • Computer Information Systems 
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Educational Administration 
  • Elementary Education 
  • Exceptional Child Education 
  • Family Studies 
  • General Studies 
  • Healthcare Administration 
  • Interdisciplinary Studies 
  • Management 
  • Nursing 
  • Psychology 
  • Public Administration 
  • Secondary Education 
  • Social Science 
  • Sport Management 
  • STEM 
  • Teacher Leadership 
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 
  • Technology Management

Find Your Program

Completing an online application couldn’t be easier. Just be sure to select “Web Only” as your location of interest. 

NOTE: If you are a current Southeast student and wish to change to an online program, contact us at

Apply Now

Once you’re admitted, build your plan for success—we’ll help! 

  1. Look over your student resources. 
  2. Activate your SE Key—this will launch your dashboard, where you can plan for and keep track of your success. 
  3. Read the Online Guide to Success—it’s a fast overview of making the most of an online course and your online program. 
  4. Take a demo course, test your system, and prepare to succeed. (Optional)

Earn Your Degree on Your Schedule.

Do more than dream about the future. Take the first steps to make it all happen.

State Authorization

States require that Southeast Online be in compliance with their regulations to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Take the Next Step

(573) 651-5184
Office Location
Kent Library 305
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 4610
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701