Colleges and Accreditations

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John Massey School of Business

John Massey earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1960 and served as student body president at the university. He is the only student in SOSU’s history to receive the Outstanding Student Award for three consecutive years. Since then, Massey has established nine endowed chairs and four professorships at his alma mater.

In 1984, Massey received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Southeastern, and in 2005, SOSU renamed their School of Business after him, entitling it the John Massey School of Business. As one of its most celebrated graduates, Massey also became the recipient of the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association in 2015.

Massey was appointed by the governor to serve on the board of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. He is now in his third 9-year term, serving as Vice Chairman—unprecedented in Oklahoma for length of tenure.

In addition to its reputation for being a leader and innovator in business education, the John Massey School of Business is also known as the home to the Aviation Sciences Institute at SOSU. The far-reaching mission of the School is to prepare business and aviation students to meet global challenges in a competitive and evolving environment by emphasizing both academic and applied knowledge.

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The John Massey School of Business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

The mission of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences is to provide an environment of academic excellence that enables students to reach their highest potential. By having personal access to exemplary teaching, challenging student-centered academic programs and extracurricular experiences, students will acquire the knowledge, skills and dispositions that promote values for career preparation in education and the behavioral sciences, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning.

The SOSU School of Education and Behavioral Sciences offers a variety of online Master of Education programs. Many of our faculty members have more than 20 years of experience in multiple facets of education and are committed to providing our online students with the personalized attention and support they need to be successful.

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The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.

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Southeastern’s educational leadership and school counseling programs are accredited by the Commission of the Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA). For more information, contact Dr. Stewart Mayers, Director of Teacher Education, 580-745-2640 or [email protected].

School of Graduate and University Studies

Consistent with Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s mission to nurture lifelong learning, the School of Graduate and University Studies is committed to providing quality graduate education at affordable prices. Our programs respect the needs of working adults attempting to grow intellectually and to expand career opportunities. The 100 percent online Master of Science in Native American Leadership program exemplifies our commitment to supporting the native heritage and community of our students.

Southeastern Oklahoma State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information, contact the Higher Learning Commission at

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Southeastern Oklahoma State University serves as the state headquarters for Oklahoma Small Business Development Centers (OKSBDC). The network of OKSBDC is fully accredited by the National Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC).

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