COVID-19 Response and Updates
Posted 4:30 p.m. March 26, 2020
The Department of Defense and Strategic Studies (DSS) of Missouri State University (MSU) is committed to its students in continuing to offer graduate program courses for the spring, summer and fall semesters as planned, making appropriate adjustments as necessary to comply with national, state and local recommendations for social distancing and/or stay-at-home mandates in response to COVID-19. In making this commitment to you, we are also committed to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. Please read the information provided below in an effort to fulfill both of those commitments.
Prospective and New Students. We are here to answer your questions and prepare you to begin the DSS Graduate Program without delay! Please reach out to us at DSS1@MissouriState.edu and let us know how we can be of assistance to you. It will be our pleasure to connect with you.
DSS Office. The DSS physical office location in Fairfax, Virginia is closed for the next several weeks, HOWEVER, faculty and staff are continuing to work remotely and will continue to be accessible to you by email, phone and/or text. We are regularly remotely checking the DSS voicemail, so please leave a message at 703-218-3565 or send us an email if you desire a phone call. If you do not know the email of the person you wish to reach, send your email to DSS1@MissouriState.edu and it will be redirected to the appropriate person. We will make updates on this site as to when the office will reopen once that date has been determined.
Spring and Summer Courses. All seated, on-campus courses for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester and for the entire summer 2020 semester will be conducted by Blackboard, Zoom video teleconference, or other non-in-person means. Intriguing course topics and quality curriculum remain the same.
- For the current spring semester: your course professor will contact you with course delivery information. There are no changes to courses being offered online.
- For the summer 2020 semester: course delivery method is included on course schedules in the MyMissouriState registration portal.
Summer and Fall Registration. Registration for the summer and fall 2020 semesters will begin on Monday, April 6th on a last-name sequenced basis, one week later than originally scheduled. This adjustment will not affect the semester start and end dates. The later registration date allows University staff adequate time to make necessary adjustments to course delivery method for various courses. View the MSU Summer and Fall 2020 Registration Sequence.
Students are encouraged to check Updated Academic Dates Information from the Office of the Registrar web posting.
The webpage Missouri State responds to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has additional information on actions the University has taken and available educational resources in response to COVID-19.