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Stephanie Goad

Stephanie Goad

Senior Coordinator of International Recruitment and Admissions

Phone: 417-625-9372
Email: goad-s@mssu.edu

Hometown Joplin, Missouri
Regions International
Education Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Missouri Southern State University, 1997 / Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, Missouri Southern State University, 2004 / Master of Science Administrative Studies (Applied Communication), Missouri State University, 2008 / Currently pursuing Ph.D. (ABD) in Social Foundations of Education, Oklahoma State University
Hobbies Traveling, kayaking, beekeeping, gardening, and spending time with family

Jesse Briscoe

Jesse Briscoe

International Student Services Coordinator

Phone: 417-625-3513
Email: briscoe-j@mssu.edu

Hometown Moberly, Missouri
Regions International
Education Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Relations (University of Central Missouri, 2010); Master of Education Degree in Sport Management (Wichita State University, 2013); Specialist in Education Degree in Education Innovation and Leadership (Fort Hays State University, 2020)
Hobbies Traveling, hiking, reading, fishing, going to concerts and sporting events, and trivia

Office of International Admissions
Missouri Southern State University
3950 E Newman Rd
Hearnes Hall, Office 106
Joplin MO 64801

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM  (*during the summer months, the office is closed on Fridays)

Walk-In Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Services Offered 

The International Admissions Office provides many services to international students.  We offer the support and assistance necessary for international students to achieve their educational goals and to ensure institutional compliance with government immigration regulations.  We provide guidance for international students to obtain and maintain their legal status while studying at MSSU.  The following services are provided:

  • Obtaining a driver’s license
  • Getting a social security number
  • OPT and CPT
  • Filing taxes
  • Health insurance
  • Campus resources
  • International Closet (items donated for international students)
  • Immigration and visa assistance
  • Sponsored student scholarship assistance