Missouri Southern State University is an excellent choice for students interested in forming close bonds with local and international students, as well as the Joplin community. Small classes taught by full time faculty also offer students the opportunity to experience individualized learning and to get to know their professors.   

The University offers a strong and active international club that allows students to take advantage of the natural beauty of Southern Missouri and the Ozarks by going on camping and canoeing trips or visits to local favorite attractions such as Silver Dollar City. The Joplin-area also offers a very low cost of living, so students will be able to go out to restaurants and participate in various extra activities at a very affordable price.   

Furthermore, students can participate in classes in the intensive English program free of charge, which makes this program particularly unique compared to others where ESL courses are an additional fee. Student feedback reflects that MSSU is a great location to strengthen language skills and to get to know international students from around the world.

Additional benefits to choosing the MSSU program with ISEP is having the opportunity to select a "worry-free" option due to its excellent chance of placement. Furthermore, students have can utilize the benefits of the friendship family network which allows students the opportunity to practice their English skills and/or to get to know local community members who invite students into their homes for dinner, events and special occasions (such as Thanksgiving).

This is a great spot for Business and Finance students! Located in the Free Enterprise Center of the Robert W. Plaster School of Business Administration, the Edward Jones Investment Center offers students the ability to engage in a controlled investment experience as they manage $400,000 in real money. Students experience the dynamics of the financial markets and risk management field firsthand in a real-life situation. Only a small number of major universities have this type of lab. Professors with doctoral degrees from the nation’s most prestigious universities teach your classes – no graduate assistants.


Students will stay in a residence hall in a traditional shared room. An option to upgrade to a suite, apartment, or residence in the Quad is available for an additional fee. Laundry facilities and cooking facilities are included in all residence halls

Meal plans consist of 23 meals per week. Each Meal Plan includes Dining Dollars which can be used at Mayes Dining Hall, The Lion's Den, & University Java.

*Calendar Year students are not eligible for ISEP housing or meal benefits over the summer break

Course Description

As an ISEP student, you can build your own program by choosing your courses from a variety of fields. Use the notes for course searching to help you find which courses are available.

You can use the catalog and schedule of classes to research courses.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Jacki D'Amico 703-504-9977 | JDAmico@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    Chinese Studies Japanese Studies Latin American Studies United States Studies

  • Biology:

    Anatomy Animal Physiology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Botany/Plant Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Entomology Genetics Microbiology and Immunology Parasitology Physiology Plant Physiology Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business:

    Accounting Business Communications Business Management E-Commerce Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Behavior Studies Organizational Leadership

  • Communication:

    Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Photojournalism Public Relations Radio and Television Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Education:

    Curriculum and Instruction Early Childhood Education Educational Leadership and Administration Educational/Instructional Technology Elementary Education Health Teacher Education Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Reading Teacher Education Secondary Education Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education Special Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • Engineering:

    Computer Engineering Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology Industrial Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature Professional/Technical Writing Rhetoric and Composition Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Chinese Language and Literature French Language and Literature Japanese Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences:

    Athletic Training Dental Hygiene Health and Wellness Nutrition Sciences Pharmacy Radiologic Technology Respiratory Therapy

  • History:

    American History (United States) Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology Asian History European History History, Other

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law Corrections Corrections Administration Court Reporting Criminology Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation Fire Science/Fire-fighting Forensic Science and Technology International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law Juvenile Corrections Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis Legal Assistant/Paralegal Legal Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Physical Sciences:

    Astronomy Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Physics

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Clinical Psychology Developmental and Child Psychology Educational Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sport and Fitness Management

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Acting Art History Art Studies Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management Ceramics Cinematography and Film Production Dance Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Directing and Theatrical Production Drama and Theatre Arts Drawing Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Game and Interactive Media Design Graphic Design Jazz Studies Metal and Jewelry Arts Music Performance Music Technology Music Theory and Composition Painting Photography Playwriting and Screenwriting Printmaking Sculpture Studio Arts Technical Theatre Design and Technology Voice and Opera

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 68
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Business:

    Accounting Business Management Human Resources Management

  • Law/Criminal Justice

    Legal Studies

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 70
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 550
  • IELTS Score: 6.5

Other Academic Conditions

Nursing and education courses may be restricted, particularly third- and fourth-year (upper-division) courses. Some classes require special prerequisites. Certain business, lab, art, music, criminal justice, math and technology courses require additional fees (not included in ISEP benefits). 

The Master of Science in Management program – After being placed, students will need to submit an internal application, a GMAT, GRE or an MFT (Business) score, a current professional resume and a personal goals statement to the ISEP Coordinator at Missouri Southern. 

The Master of Accountancy program –Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 (US GPA), a minimum GMAT score of 450 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. After being placed, students will need to submit a GMAT score and a current professional resume to the ISEP Coordinator at Missouri Southern. 

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

VISA: All non-U.S. citizens will be required to obtain a visa. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.


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