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About the University | SEMO

Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive university, recognized for excellence in education, research, engagement, and creativity.

At Southeast Missouri State, we take pride in our will to do: the commitment and heart to find success, no matter what it takes. We give every student personal support that instills a strong sense of confidence and helps them exceed their potential. We offer groundbreaking academics that are comprehensive and dynamic. And because we anticipate the needs of the marketplace, we ensure that our students are ready to launch extraordinary careers.


This is a place for people who are driven to do. That mindset, along with our groundbreaking academics, personalized support system and real-world opportunities, makes our students more likely to graduate on time and launch fulfilling careers.


We are living proof that high quality doesn’t have to mean high cost. Our tuition rates are lower than the national average—and combined with our abundant real-world learning opportunities, Southeast is a smart investment in any student’s future.

Career Preparation

Southeast students start building their resumes almost as soon as they set foot on campus. Here, the real-world opportunities begin on day one—and that’s why our graduates are ready to excel in their chosen careers from day one, too.

What We Offer

In addition to offering more than 170 degree programs, including 129 undergraduate majors and options, 33 master’s and specialist’s degree programs, and 11 certificate programs, Southeast continues to focus on staying ahead of changing market demands.

  • Industry professionals train our cybersecurity team to help defend against the latest cyber threats.
  • Approximately 30 healthcare programs provide a pipeline to feed a growing and stable healthcare industry with qualified professionals.
  • P-12 educators from around the country look to us for the cooperative program we have with Apple that integrates technology in classrooms.
  • The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theater and Dance is a top 30 national program, located on our River Campus — Missouri’s only campus dedicated to art, dance, music, and theater.

Students receive unparalleled personal support from their first time on campus to the day they receive their diploma. And with 10,000 students, Southeast is an ideal size to take advantage of critical learning and extracurricular opportunities.


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