Welcome to Southeast Missouri State University! We're glad you are here and happy you are considering furthering your education at Southeast.

We're a comprehensive university with hundreds of degree programs and options, and we have about 11,000 students. This means we have the academic variety of a larger school but coupled with the class sizes and personal attention of a smaller school. We're located right near the Mississippi River in a town of nearly 40,000 people.

The Office of International Education and Services is here to help you find your path and consists of admissions, student and scholar services, study abroad, and our Intensive English Program.

International Education Week

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Here at SEMO, we celebrate the entire month of November each year! Check this page for more information and events related to International Education Week!

International Viewbook

View our interactive digital brochure for more information on our international programs.

STEM Designated Degrees at SEMO

Learn about the different degrees offered at Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) that are STEM designated. Here you will find a list of our degrees by level that are STEM which you can apply to. The link below will take you to an interactive list where you will be able to click on each program listed so you may view that program's page for information about admissions requirements, course work during the program, and program outcomes.


Southeast offers multiple scholarship opportunities to international students to assist with the financial burden of attending college. We are an affordable option with high-quality education and accredited programs.


Cost can be confusing (we understand) and there are many types of fees. It is important to understand the types of fees and make sure you plan for the expense of a college education.


With a variety of programs offered at Southeast, we pride ourselves on providing programs for everyone with every interest. In addition, Southeast offers an Intensive English Program for students interested in expanding their knowledge of the English language.

Student Support

Southeast offeres a wide variety of student and scholar support on campus and online. We are here to help you through this journey and beyond. Whether you need assistance with academics, being away from home, or personal relationships, SEMO has a resource to help with every need.

Internships and Student Employment

At Southeast, we believe the best way to learn is through real-world experiences and hands-on learning initiatives. Students may work on campus or gain experience through internships.

Carpe Diem

Southeast is the proud home of students, faculty, and staff from over 60 countries and many diverse cultures, which are highlighted at the Carpe Diem event, attracting over 700 attendees every year!

Become a Redhawk

Are you ready to complete an application to attend Southeast Missouri State University?

Tips and Resources

  • Safety

    Southeast is considered one of the safest schools in the state of Missouri. With our Department of Public Safety just a call away, emergency call boxes located throughout campus, and an SEAlerts program to let you know of any campus impacts, students can feel safe being on campus at all times.

  • International Village

    The International Village serves as a hub for internationally-related activities on campus. In addition to being the home for the Office of International Education and Services and the Intensive English Programs, the International Village provides a number of different venues for people from the campus and community to gather in order to share and learn about the world around us and among us.
  • Cape Girardeau

    Cape Girardeau, also called ‘Cape’ by the locals, is the home of Southeast Missouri State University. It is located on the Mississippi River in the Midwestern region of the United States about 120 miles (200 km) south of St. Louis. The town of about 40,000 people has a small town feel with necessary amenities like shopping, restaurants, museums, trails, and more.
  • Everyone is welcome at Southeast!

    When you become a student at Southeast, you become a Redhawk. We love our University, and we know you will love being part of the Redhawk flock, too. Learn more about life at SEMO.
1025 N. Sprigg
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 2000
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701