Southeast Missouri State University

Welcome to the School of Graduate Studies

Through its graduate faculty, curricula, and research programs, the University offers to its more than 1,500 graduate students (a) 35 master’s degree programs, (b) specialist degrees in Educational Administration, Educational Leadership, Counseling Education; certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis and (c) a cooperative doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. The School of Graduate Studies is strongly committed to fostering a successful learning environment by maintaining small classes and individualized research experiences for its students.

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Admission Requirements and Deadlines
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Areas of Study
Comprehensive List of Fees
Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Policies & Services

Academic Services & Support
Capstone Project Requirements
Thesis Submission Requirements
Guide to Key Graduate Policies


  • New Nilsen Endowment Provides Scholarships, Visiting Authors, First Novel Prizes

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 28, 2014 — The Dorothy and Wedel Nilsen Endowment for Writers began its first year of programming on July 1. The $271,000 endowment provides for a trinity of events at Southeast. For Southeast students, the Nilsen Visiting Writer Program brings a professional writer to campus each semester for a public reading […]
  • Southeast Selected as New NEA Academy Partner

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 11, 2014 – Southeast Missouri State University has been selected as a new partner of the NEA Academy, an alliance that will allow members of the National Education Association (NEA) to enroll in Southeast’s online graduate education courses at a discounted fee. Southeast was chosen after NEA conducted a national search […]
  • Southeast Student Breanna Bright’s Debut Novel Published

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 28, 2014 –Breanna Bright, a candidate for a master’s degree in English at Southeast Missouri State University, has published her debut novel “In the End” with the internationally acclaimed Permuted Press. Born and raised in Sedgewickville, Mo., Bright has been writing since she was 13 and is currently enrolled in the […]
  • Students Awarded Degrees at Spring Commencement

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 16, 2014 – One thousand three hundred forty-eight students participated in spring commencement ceremonies May 17 at Southeast Missouri State University. Of them, 1,110 students completed their degrees at the end of the spring semester. An additional 210 participating in the ceremony are scheduled to complete their degrees at the conclusion […]