Freshman Admission

It's Your Journey. Your Statement.

Get ready to be a part of something bigger, and make it something better.

MoState Access Award

No tuition and fees?

That’s right! With our new MoState Access Award, Pell-eligible Missouri students will pay $0 in tuition and fees after all grants and institutional scholarships are applied.

Learn how to qualify

Majors and programs

Your statement starts with your academic choice. Immerse yourself in our outstanding academics. Missouri State has dozens of well-established programs — or you may create an individualized major just for you.

Be prepared, confident and ready for your career

At Missouri State, we know you live in the real world — and so should your education. You should have the chance to put your classroom learning into practice. That’s why we believe in experiences: Internships. Networking. Educational trips. And so much more.

Parents and family members: it’s your journey, too

Mama Bear. Papa Bear. Grandma Bear. Grandpa Bear. Guardian Bear. Sibling Bear. You all helped your student get to this point, and we won’t forget you as your Bear moves through Missouri State.

You’re in the land of the Bears

Here, you’ll feel like you’re part of something bigger — because you are. Our traditions combine fun, such as Homecoming, with meaning, such as a community engagement service project. We’re friendly — some of the most common words Bears use to describe the student body are passionate, engaged, positive, innovative, welcoming and awesome.

Our community: Springfield

A growing business center. A town known for colleges — but so much more than a college town. A developing city where you can expect great networking as you start a career. Springfield is all this and more. What will it become to you?

You make your statement. We’ll put the cost within reach.

College is the first step in your future success, and we know it’s a major investment. For more than 100 years, Missouri State’s philosophy has been: A quality college education should be within the financial reach of all students. Our total costs are lower than most other universities in the state and well below the national average. We invite you to compare.

After you’ve been admitted, take the next steps.

Find out what you should do, including accepting your admission, paying the $150 enrollment deposit, applying for housing and registering for SOAR.

Office location
Carrington Hall 204


Toll-free telephone

Relay Missouri
711 or 800-735-2966

417-836-4770 (teletypewriter for hearing impaired)



Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mailing address
Missouri State University
Freshman Admission
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897

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