See the latest updates and information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, including a list of University contact information at semo.edu/covid19.
Southeast Missouri State University now has a statewide mission in the areas of computer science, cybersecurity, and visual and performing arts! The statewide mission was signed into law by Missouri’s Governor on July 13. To receive the designation, the University had to offer programs of unusual strength, supported by receipt of national, discipline-specific accreditations or independent certifications for meeting national or state standards.
Southeast’s programs are leaders in their fields. The River Campus, housing our visual and performing arts programs, is Missouri’s only campus dedicated to art, dance, music, and theatre, and Southeast is the only university in the state to have all four of those areas accredited. While Southeast has offered computer science education for more than half a century, it was first in the state to offer a cybersecurity degree. Both programs are ABET-accredited, and cybersecurity is recognized by the Department of Homeland Security and the NSA as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
At Southeast, we know the value of a college education. And, we think everyone should be able to afford that value. It’s the reason we designed a scholarship program where 70% of our students are eligible. It’s why we don’t have an application fee. It’s why we’re test optional. It’s why we created our Will To Do Award, so eligible Pell students would pay $0 in tuition and fees.
And, if you’re thinking that all sounds too good to be true, Southeast is living proof that high quality doesn’t have to mean high cost. While our tuition is lower than the national average, you’ll find we’re still one of Missouri’s most accredited institutions.
That quality combined with abundant real-world learning opportunities mean you start building your resume almost as soon as you set foot on campus and you’re career-ready when you leave campus. SEMO doesn’t want to just be affordable or just be high quality. We want to be a smart investment, so you launch an extraordinary career and can excel on day one.
We give everything we’ve got and earn everything we get. Because progress isn’t promised to anybody. It will be made by those with the courage to question. The hunger to know. And the will to do.
Gov. Mike Parson signed House Bill 297 (HB 297) into law on Tuesday, July 13, officially designating Southeast Missouri State University as an institution of higher education with a statewide mission in the areas of computer science, cybersecurity, and visual and performing arts. Southeast President Dr. Carlos Vargas was at the ceremony in Jefferson City [...]
The Advancement Division at Southeast Missouri State University is sharing a list of successes and achievements as it closes the book on their FY2021 (FY21) activities. Trudy Lee, vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the University Foundation, recently provided an update to the University’s President and Board of Regents on activities and [...]
Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus announces the event lineup for its annual Summer Arts Festival offering a full day of visual and performing arts exhibitions and activities on Saturday, June 19. The day’s events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature live music, dance and theatrical performances, visual arts displays, [...]
The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance is proud to present the first annual Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival to showcase new American plays and playwrights from across the country. The Festival, to be held June 14-19 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, recognizes the outstanding work of new and professional [...]
Southeast Missouri State University has announced its President’s List for undergraduate academic achievement during the spring 2021 semester. Students named to the President’s List earned a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, completed at least 12 hours of standard graded credit, achieved no grade below an A and received no failing grades in [...]
Southeast Missouri State University has announced its Dean’s List for undergraduate academic achievement during the spring 2021 semester. Students named to the dean’s list earned at least a 3.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, completed at least 12 hours of standard graded credit, achieved no grade below a B and received no failing [...]