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General Information
3950 E. Newman Road
Joplin , Missouri 64801-1595

Disability Resource Office

Office of Student Disability Services
3950 East Newman Road
Hearnes Hall 301
Joplin, Missouri 64801
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About Missouri Southern State University

Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) is a public university located in Joplin, Missouri. Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, MSSU offers a comprehensive education that emphasizes academic excellence, community engagement, and professional development. With its vibrant campus and commitment to student success, MSSU has established itself as a leading institution in the region.

As a four-year university, MSSU offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various fields of study. Students can choose from over 140 academic programs, including majors in business, education, health sciences, humanities, and science and technology. With a dedicated faculty and state-of-the-art facilities, students benefit from a personalized learning environment that fosters intellectual growth and encourages critical thinking.

One notable aspect of MSSU is its commitment to accessibility. With an accessibility score of 1, MSSU ensures that all students, regardless of their abilities, have equal opportunities to succeed. The university proactively implements accommodations and support services to cater to the diverse needs of its student body. This commitment to inclusion creates a welcoming and supportive community where all students can thrive.

Located in Joplin, Missouri, MSSU enjoys a picturesque setting surrounded by natural beauty. Joplin is a vibrant city known for its strong sense of community, rich history, and eclectic culture. With its close proximity to larger metropolitan areas like Kansas City and Tulsa, students have ample opportunities to explore and engage with the wider region. From performing arts venues to outdoor recreational activities, Joplin and its surrounding areas offer a diverse range of experiences for students to enjoy.

In addition to its academic programs, MSSU places a strong emphasis on community engagement. The university encourages students to get involved in various service-learning projects, internships, and research opportunities that benefit both the local community and the students’ personal and professional development. Through these experiences, students gain practical skills, broaden their perspectives, and become active contributors to society.

Furthermore, MSSU supports its students’ well-being through a range of resources and services. From academic advising and career development assistance to counseling and health services, the university strives to ensure that students have access to the support they need to thrive academically and personally.

MSSU also prides itself on fostering a vibrant campus life. With over 100 student organizations, intramural sports leagues, and numerous events and activities throughout the year, there is always something happening on campus. These opportunities allow students to build friendships, develop leadership skills, and create lifelong memories.

In conclusion, Missouri Southern State University offers a top-notch education in a welcoming and inclusive environment. With its wide variety of academic programs, commitment to accessibility, and emphasis on community engagement, MSSU prepares students for successful careers and lifelong learning. Located in the vibrant city of Joplin, Missouri, students not only benefit from the university’s academic offerings but also have the opportunity to explore and engage with the rich experiences the surrounding area has to offer.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations