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Missouri Southern is a state university offering associate, bachelor and masters programs.

Missouri Southern State University, located in Joplin, Missouri, sits on a beautiful 373 acre campus. The University is a state-supported, comprehensive university offering programs leading to the associate's degree, the bachelor's degree and the master's degree. The University has a statewide mission in international education granted to MSSU by special legislation. Central to the mission is a strong commitment to international education, liberal arts, professional and preprofessional programs and to the complementary relationship between liberal and professional education.The faculty and staff of Missouri Southern emphasize quality teaching and learning as the most important attributes of the institution, complemented by scholarly and creative expression and dedicated community service.

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The Missouri Southern State University's  campus is located in Southwest Missouri in the city of Joplin. MSSU has been an instrumental partner in the region's cultural and economic growth for nearly seven decades. The institution hosts thousands of events, performances, lectures, athletic contests, regional , national, and international competitions, theatre productions, banquets, symposia, music recitals, conferences, parades, field days, and other activities that attract nearly one millon people each year.