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Degrees Offered

Academic Medicine, Master of Science

100% Online

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 15

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Academic Medicine Program

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • A CV/Resume
  • Verification from your residency program or other relevant post-graduate training

Accountancy, Master of Accountancy (Online)

100% Online

Admission Criteria

  • Four-year accredited bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution
  • Competitive GMAT or GRE score
  • Must meet the accounting prerequisites listed below:
    • Accounting I and II
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Cost and Managerial Accounting
    • Introduction to Taxation
  • Competitive undergraduate GPA
  • Applicants may be required to interview

Students will be admitted to the Online Master of Accountancy based on a variety of key qualifications. Evaluation criteria will include not only academic success (as represented by a student’s GPA), but also other factors such as professional work experience, leadership experience, and academic aptitude (as displayed by GMAT or GRE scores). Future job potential will be evaluated through interviews by a panel of faculty, staff, and alumni and alumnae representatives from the accounting profession. Additionally, student motivation and readiness will be assessed through review of their statement of objectives included in the application process.

Work experience may be considered in lieu of some admittance requirements. Additionally, students that are employed or otherwise financially supported by an employer (i.e. an accounting firm or corporation) may receive a waiver of some admittance requirements.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Online MAcc Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • A resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international students)

Accountancy, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: February 1

  • A prior record of outstanding academic performance
  • Strong letters of recommendation

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based10017171717
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76666

Minimum GMAT scores

Test TypeMinimum Score
GMAT700

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Accountancy PhD Program

  • 3 Recommendation letters, mailed or accepted electronically through the Graduate Studies online application
  • Statement of Purpose, uploaded to online application or mailed
  • Resume, uploaded to online application or mailed
  • Official GMAT scores

Prerequisites for the Doctoral Degree

International students should note that we rarely admit a student directly from outside the United States unless they have studied/worked in an English-language setting.

Prerequisites to undertaking doctoral course work include one, and preferably two, semesters of calculus; an introductory statistics course; intermediate-level microeconomic theory; and an undergraduate accounting major (or equivalent). Prior graduate work is not required for admission to the program, but most successful applicants do have a master’s degree.

Assurance, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:  

Stand Alone: No
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description: A solid understanding of assurance procedures and practices will allow students to make an immediate impact in their chosen career. The Assurance Certificate will allow students to present this specialization on their resumes which will enhance their future careers and earning potential. The Assurance Certificate program will provide interested students with courses presenting the principal aspects of Assurance Services, including advanced auditing, internal audit, audit of internal controls, fraud examination or forensic accounting, advanced financial accounting, and corporate taxation. The Assurance Certificate program will also provide students with advanced skills necessary to succeed in Assurance Services-related careers. Through completion of the required coursework, students will be able to:

  • Assess business and financial reporting risks
  • Understand and apply auditing concepts and procedures
  • Design and implement internal controls
  • Understand the role of corporate governance in risk management
  • Implement fraud prevention and detection procedures
  • Understand how corporate taxes can impact a corporation’s financial statements
  • Understand the basis of corporate taxation and book-to-tax differences (ASC 740)

School of Accountancy graduates with an Assurance Certificate will be prepared for a variety of careers including: external and internal auditor, risk management, fraud examination, and consulting on risk, assurance, and fraud prevention.

For information about certificate, contact:
Koni Daws, Director, 150-Hour and Master of Accountancy

Email:    
Phone:  (573) 882-4463
Address:  303 Cornell Hall, University of Missouri

Accounting Information Systems, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  No  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  18

Certificate description:  Completion of the requirements of the certificate indicates that a student has develop med expertise in theory, design, implementation, processing, assurance and use of accounting information systems for providing information needed for various business systems.

Note: This program is no longer accepting applicants.

Taxation, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:  

Stand Alone:  No  
Degree Dependent:  
 Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description:  Graduate students in Accountancy may use their accountancy electives and business electives to complete an emphasis in taxation. Upon completing the requirements listed below, a student will receive a Graduate Certificate issued from the Office of Graduate Studies in Taxation.

For information about certificate, contact:
Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business

Email:    
Phone: 
  (573) 882-9348
Address:    Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri, Cornell Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211

Agricultural & Applied Economics, Master of Science

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: February 15
Spring deadline: September 15

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Agricultural and Applied Economics Program

  • Departmental Application (pdf)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • GRE score report

Prerequisites for the Master Program

Before admission to the M.S. program, a student should have completed at least nine hours of agricultural economics or economics, a course in calculus and one in statistics.

Agricultural and Applied Economics, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: February 15
Spring deadline: September 15

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Agricultural and Applied Economics Program

  • Departmental Application (pdf)
  • 3 letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE score report

Prerequisites for the Doctoral Degree

Before admission to the PhD program, a student should have completed at least one course each in intermediate microeconomics, intermediate macroeconomics, quantitative or mathematical economics, econometrics or regression analysis, statistics and differential calculus. A student should also have a master’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, or a related field. A student without a master’s degree will be admitted initially into the master’s program with the expectation that he or she complete the degree before continuing with doctoral studies.

Society and Ecosystems, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  No  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Society and Ecosystems Program (SEP) is a unique interdisciplinary program that prepares students for careers with private and public organizations through advanced graduate level training and research. The certificate program is designed for students with undergraduate-graduate training in agriculture, biology, business administration, economics, engineering, fisheries and wildlife, forestry, geography, geology, rural sociology and related disciplines. Students who are in a graduate or professional program in their area of specialization take two integrated courses and complete a thesis or dissertation that applies more than one discipline. The program is designed to enhance the student’s familiarity with disciplinary and interdisciplinary concepts and principles from the social and natural sciences and humanities.

Certificate web site:
http://dass.missouri.edu/agecon/grad/cert-ecosystems.php

For information about certificate, contact: 
Sandy Rikoon, Ph.D. Coordinator

Email:                  
Phone: 
 (573) 882-0861
Address:   Society and Ecosystems Program, 200 A Gentry Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Community Processes, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   No

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Community Processes offers graduate students and professionals a unique opportunity to develop expertise in how spatial and relational communities function in today’s society: their processes for forming, for maintaining the community and for achieving community objectives. A vital part of the certificate is acquiring applied skills in community facilitation processes or community analytical processes. (Offered jointly by the Departments of Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology and the Truman School of Public Affairs)

Certificate web: 
http://dass.missouri.edu/grad/cert-community.php

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Judith Stallmann

Email: 
Phone: 573-882-6455
Address: 231 Gentry Hall University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Agricultural Leadership, Communication & Education, Master of Science

100% Online On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: July 15
Spring deadline: December 1
Summer deadline: Rolling

  • This program accepts rolling admissions. It is recommended that you submit your application six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.
  • Minimum GPA: Average of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • Minimum GRE score. GRE scores are only required for applicants having an undergraduate GPA below 3.20 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work

Preferred minimum GRE scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE2914.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Agricultural Education Program

The following items must be uploaded to your Graduate Studies online application:

  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official GRE scores
  • Personal data sheet
  • Minimum of 2 letters of recommendation

Agricultural Education, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

Admission Criteria

Application deadline: N/A

  • Minimum GPA: 3.5 on prior graduate course work
  • Minimum of 3 years full-time appropriate teaching or other professional experience in elementary, secondary, higher education or industry
  • Correspondence with one of the Agricultural Education faculty members in the proposed area of concentration prior to submitting an application. This contact is ultimately a requirement for admission.

Minimum GRE scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE2974.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Agricultural Education Program

The following items must be uploaded to your Graduate Studies online application:

  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample
  • Personal data sheet
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores
  • Preliminary examination (if necessary)

Prerequisites for the Doctoral Degree

The focus of the Doctor of Philosophy program is development of professional educators for teacher certification programs in agriculture. To be admitted, applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of professional experience in a field related to agricultural education.

American Law, Master of Laws

On Campus

Admission criteria

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as space is available.

  • Minimum GPA: 2.5 in JD program; 3.0 for graduate or advanced degree programs
  • First degree in law (J.D., LL.B. or equivalent) required for law practice or law teaching in the country in which law studies were pursued

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based10017171717
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the American Law Program

  • Professional resume (upload through online application)
  • Statement of purpose: 300-500 words stating reasons for pursuing this degree (upload through online application)
  • 2 letters of recommendation (use the form provided through our site)

Please visit http://law.missouri.edu/llm/admissions/ for further application instructions.

Ancient Studies, Minor

The Ancient Studies Program, created in 1968, is shared among the faculty from six departments at the University of Missouri. A student pursuing a graduate degree in Anthropology, Art History and Archaeology, Classical Studies, History, Philosophy or Religious Studies may elect an Ancient Studies minor at either the M.A. or Ph.D. level. This minor provides an opportunity for students to diversify their curriculum and to perceive their field in a broader context than is possible within a departmental program.

REQUIREMENTS

  1. Admission into one of the following graduate departments: Anthropology, Art History and Archaeology, Classical Studies, History, Philosophy or Religious Studies.
  2. Fulfillment of all the requirements of the major department. The master’s degree may be completed within two years; the doctorate normally requires three years of course work beyond the master’s level.
  3. The minor consists of additional courses to be selected from Ancient Studies courses outside the student’s major department. Requirements for the minor may vary from department to department; individual plans of study must be approved by the student’s major advisor, the student’s academic program director of graduate studies, and the Office of Graduate Studies.
    1. For the M.A. degree, a minimum of 9 hours at the 7000- or 8000-level from at least two departments outside the student’s home department. In some departments one or more courses may also be counted to fulfill another MA requirement.
    2. For the Ph.D. degree, a minimum of 24 hours (including the work for the M.A.) from at least two departments outside the student’s home department. These must include at least one course at the 8000-level or above in each of these departments.

Ancient Studies Website

Animal Sciences, Master of Science

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Application deadline: Rolling

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Approval of advisor
  • Bachelor’s degree

Minimum GRE scores

Test Type Verbal Quantitative
GRE146146

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Animal Sciences Program

  • Statement of career objectives
  • 3 reference letters
  • Resume
  • Official GRE score report

Animal Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Application deadline: Rolling

  • Approval of advisor
  • M.S. degree (with thesis) preferred

Minimum GRE scores

Test Type Verbal Quantitative
GRE146146

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Animal Sciences Program

  • Official GRE score report
  • Statement of career objectives
  • 3 reference letters
  • Resume

Anthropology, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 10
Spring deadline: October 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.25 in last 60 hours and in all anthropology courses
  • Some of these requirements may be waived in exceptional cases.
  • Acceptance into the graduate program in anthropology is not limited to students with undergraduate degrees in anthropology.

Minimum GRE scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE3003.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

Submit all of the following through the Graduate Studies online application:

  • Graduate Studies Application and all required Office of Graduate Studies documents
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose: 1—3 pages, addressing your background and research interests in Anthropology. (Upload to the Statement of Purpose section of your application).
  • Resume/Vitae: Please make sure to include the start and end date of all employment and teaching experience. (Upload to the Resume/Vita section of your application).
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted by the recommender, either through the online application or mailed/emailed directly to the Department of Anthropology.
  • Writing Sample

Anthropology, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 10
Spring deadline: October 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.5 in previous graduate work
  • Master’s degree

A faculty who is a member of the doctoral faculty must agree, as a condition of admission, to accept the student as a PhD advisee. These qualifications apply to all applicants, including those with an MA degree from this department. Applicants whose MA is in a field other than anthropology will be considered under the policies for individuals holding the baccalaureate degree except that the quality of graduate work will be taken into consideration.

Minimum GRE scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE3003.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

Submit all of the following through the Graduate Studies online application:

  • Graduate Studies Application and all required Graduate Studies documents
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose: 1—3 pages, addressing your background and research interests in Anthropology. (Upload to the Statement of Purpose section of your application).
  • Resume/Vitae: Please make sure to include the start and end date of all employment and teaching experience. (Upload to the Resume/Vita section of your application).
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted by the recommender, either through the online application or mailed/emailed directly to the Department of Anthropology.
  • Writing Sample

 

Applied Behavior Analysis, Master of Science

On Campus

Admission Criteria

  • Deadline for Fall entrance: March 1

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Applied Behavior Analysis Program

  • Personal statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE score (Optional)

Program website, click here.

Applied Behavior Analysis, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 18

Certificate description: A Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program will train you to be an exceptional practitioner of ABA-based interventions to improve quality of life for people with behavioral challenges, including children and adults with developmental needs. MU graduate students can complete the certificate program while pursuing a degree, and the certificate also complements the skills of recent graduates and experienced professionals who want to specialize in ABA. The program is designed to meet eligibility requirements to sit for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s (BACB) Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. This course sequence is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

In our program, you’ll learn the conceptual foundations of ABA and how these behavioral principles are applied to improve behavior. Central to this program is a collaboration with the MU College of Education and the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Partnership with the College of Education allows for shared courses taught by professors from the School of Health Professions and the College of Education, and the MU Thompson Center serves as the primary practicum site to give you an exceptional experiential learning opportunity working with individuals with developmental needs.

Application Process

  • Current Mizzou Graduate Students: Complete the Change of Program Form and submit the form directly to the Applied Behavior Analysis program.
  • New/Returning Mizzou Graduate Students: Students new to Mizzou or former Mizzou graduate students returning after a semester break or longer, should complete the Graduate Application for Admission. Please include the application materials listed below in your online application.

Required Application Materials

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience (Upload to the Supplemental Information section of your application).
  • Unofficial transcript: Please upload all of your undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts.
  • Personal Statement: Please provide a 1-2 page statement of why you are interested in receiving specialized training in applied behavior analysis.
  • One Letter of Recommendation

Program website, click here.

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Karen O’Connor
Email: OConnorKV@health.missouri.edu

Dr. Casey Clay
Email: claycj@health.missouri.edu
Phone: (573) 884-6052
Address: Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Missouri, 205 Portland St. Columbia, MO 65211

Architectural Studies, Master of Science/Master of Arts

100% Online On Campus

The program offers a Master of Arts and a Master of Science in Architectural Studies with emphasis areas in Design with Digital Media and Environment & Behavior.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Architectural Studies Program

  • Statement of graduate goals and educational objectives discussing: which of the department’s emphasis areas is of interest; intentions regarding the M.A., M.S.; and request for a specific advisor (upload to the Graduate Studies online application).
  • 3 letters of recommendation (excluding MU Architectural Studies faculty). Can be submitted through the Graduate Studies online application.
  • Portfolio (Required for applicants with background in design)
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE: Only required for design with digital media applicants

Human Environmental Sciences with Architectural Studies Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

100% Online On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Architectural Studies Program

  • Statement of graduate goals and educational objectives discussing: which of the department’s emphasis areas of interest; intentions regarding PhD; and request for a specific advisor (upload to the Graduate Studies online application).
  • 3 letters of recommendation (excluding MU Architectural Studies faculty). Can be submitted through the Graduate Studies online application.
  • Portfolio (Required for applicants with background in design)
  • Resume/CV

Art, Master of Fine Arts

On Campus

Admission Criteria

  • Fall semester deadline (priority for campus scholarships): January 1
  • Fall semester deadline if seeking admission into the graduate program only: February 1
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

*TOEFL is for students from countries where English is not the native language.

The preferred undergraduate degree for admission to the graduate program in visual art is the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA). However, applicants holding the BA, BS or other bachelor’s degrees are eligible to apply if they have a minimum of 40 hours of undergraduate studio credits or an equivalent commensurate professional experience. Applicants for the Graphic Design Area are required to have a minimum of 2 years professional experience before applying.

Application materials are evaluated to determine if the applicant has the preparation and ability to pursue an advanced degree. Admission is based on the recommendations from the art department graduate faculty members representing each of the media areas. Some applicants, may be placed on a waiting list as alternates, then accepted if others decline their admission offers.

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Master of Fine Arts Program

Upload all of the following items to Graduate Studies Online Application system.

  • Cover Letter of Intent (stating the goals for pursuing the MFA degree)
  • Current Resume (exhibition, award, publications, artistic experience, etc.)
  • An artist’s statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Application for GTA (optional but necessary for tuition waiver)
  • Digital portfolio: The application process requires a digital portfolio documenting 20 separate pieces of the applicant’s artwork. Applicants can document these works using twenty (20) to forty (40) digital still images and/or moving image files. Please limit submissions to a maximum of 2 images for any one piece of artwork. The artwork in the portfolio should represent your most recent and most accomplished body of work. The work should indicate your major artistic interests and creative direction. The work should demonstrate your creative ability and media competence. If you are requesting consideration for a teaching assistantship, a few of the images could be works that demonstrate your foundational mastery of a specific media area. Portfolios must be uploaded to the Portfolio section of the Graduate Studies online application. Portfolio guidelines are available at https://visualstudies.missouri.edu/art/grad/graduate-admissions

Art History & Archaeology, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 18

Admission to the department on the graduate level is granted yearly to a small number of candidates who hold recognized BA or MA degrees in art history, classical archaeology, classics, or related fields of the humanities and social sciences. In addition to the 3.0 GPA required by the Office of Graduate Studies, the department requires: a GPA of 3.3 in the major field; minimum GRE score (below); and at least three semesters of a single appropriate foreign language (normally German, French or Italian).

Minimum GRE scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE3004.5

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Art History and Archeology Program

All application materials must be submitted directly through the Graduate Studies online application. Applications will not be considered complete until we receive the following:

  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation concerning academic qualifications to undertake graduate work
  • A short statement of the applicant’s professional goals and reasons for applying to do graduate work in art history or archaeology
  • A copy of a recent term paper as a sample of your scholarship and writing
  • Curriculum vitae

Art History & Archaeology, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Note: The University is no longer accepting new applications for this program.

About the Ph.D.

In the Doctoral Program, students deepen their exploration of art history or classical archaeology and demonstrate their ability to carry out original scholarship.

The department advises doctoral students in the following areas of study:

  • Greek Art and Archaeology
  • Roman and Late Antique Art and Archaeology
  • Early Medieval Art and Archaeology
  • Late Medieval Art
  • Renaissance and Baroque Art
  • 18th Century Art
  • 19th Century Art
  • 20-21st Century Art
  • American Art
  • Architectural History

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 18

The department accepts as candidates for the Ph.D. students who have earned an M.A. or its equivalent in art history or classical archaeology, either from the University of Missouri-Columbia or from an institution recognized by the University. An M.A. thesis is a prerequisite for the Ph.D. in both art history and classical archaeology. The Doctoral Program Committee determines the acceptability of work completed elsewhere.

Students completing an M.A. degree in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia who want to continue for the Ph.D. must be accepted for advising by a faculty member who is a member of the doctoral faculty. Such students should submit a statement of purpose and a current CV to the department by the January 18 deadline. After they are accepted for advising, they need to submit a “Change of Program, Degree, Emphasis or Advisor Form” to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Art History and Archeology Program

All application materials must be submitted directly through the Graduate Studies online application. Applications will not be considered complete until we receive the following:

  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation concerning academic qualifications to undertake graduate work
  • A short statement of the applicant’s professional goals and reasons for applying to do graduate work in art history or archaeology
  • A copy of a recent term paper as a sample of your scholarship and writing
  • Curriculum vitae

Agroforestry, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   No

Total Credit Hours:  12 

Certificate description: The program is built on the biophysical and socioeconomic principles of agroforestry which will prepare students to become specialized in agroforestry design and management.  The knowledge and experience in designing and managing agroforestry systems for commodity production as well as environmental conservation are skill sets needed to work as agroforestry and forestry consultants and conservation and natural resource professionals. The curriculum leads the student through a progression of learning to achieve (A) Agroforestry Fundamentals; (B) Biophysical Foundation; and (C) Socio-economic Foundation.. Successful required course completion will be recorded on the student’s official transcript as a “Graduate Certificate in Agroforestry.”

Certificate web site:
http://online.missouri.edu/degreeprograms/agroforestry/certificate.aspx

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Michael Gold, School of Natural Resources

Email: Phone:  (573) 884-1448
Address:  203 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building, Department of Forestry, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 

Natural Resources with Agroforestry Emphasis, Master of Science

100% Online On Campus

About the Program

Agroforestry, as a farming system that integrates crops and/or livestock with trees and shrubs, has a long history of interdisciplinary research at the University of Missouri. The interdisciplinary emphasis area capitalizes on existing agroforestry research collaborations across The School of Natural Resources (SNR) departments in building an academic program that could attract and serve quality graduate students from Missouri, the nation and the world. The agroforestry emphasis area offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. The program also offers an online option designed for professionals working in natural resources around the globe who already have an undergraduate degree in a related field. Please visit the online webpage for more information.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be received by the following dates:

  • March 15 for the summer semester
  • May 15 for the fall semester
  • Oct. 15 for the spring semeste

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  • AT minimum score: total of at least 610 Students whose GPAs and GRE/GMAT scores do not meet the requirements will be evaluated individually
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores (for non-native English speaking applicants only)

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE300

Minimum GMAT Scores

Test Type Total Score Quantitative Verbal Integrated Analytical Writing
GMAT610463154.5

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

*The GRE/GMAT requirement may be waived under exceptional circumstances. Applicants will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Agroforestry Program

All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate Studies online application system.

  • Statement of interest
  • Résumé or CV
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation and the accompanying evaluation sheets from people who can attest to the candidate’s scholastic ability and experience relevant to graduate study.
  • Publications (optional)

Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum, Master of Education/Master of Arts/Educational Specialist

100% Online On Campus

The program offers Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum with emphasis areas in Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English Education, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, and TESOL.

Admission Criteria

Only completed applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee. It is suggested applicants submit their applications in plenty of time for the desired semester of entrance. Applications for admissions decisions take at least 6 weeks to process.

  • Completion of an appropriate preliminary degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better (master’s applicants: completion of bachelor’s degree; Specialist applicants: completion of master’s degree
  • Evidence of at least 2 years of successful experience in an appropriate field

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Minimum GRE Scores*

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE291 (V:150, Q:141)

*Note: Not all programs require the GRE exam. The following programs require the GRE for consideration into the program: English Education (including TESOL focus), Mathematics Education and Science Education.

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Learning, Teaching & Curriculum Program

  • Personal data sheet form (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Statement of purpose
  • GRE scores (a copy may be sent to the department too; minimum, an official result needs to be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies)
  • Resume/CV
  • All emphasis areas desire at least 2 letters of recommendation, regardless of GPA. If your GPA is below a 3.0 or you are an international student (have an international transcript), three letters of reference are required. ALL LETTERS MUST BE CONFIDENTIAL AND SUBMITTED ACCORDINGLY. Please contact the department if you have any questions or concerns about this requirement.
  • A digital portfolio of three to five pieces of artwork you consider your best (required for Art Education applicants only)

Precision Agriculture Technology, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: No

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description:
Employees needed a combination of technical coursework in precision agriculture technology and that several courses, if taken, would strengthen their ability to work within the precision agriculture industry.  We then determined that the objective of the Precision Agriculture Technology Graduate Certificate Program is to prepare and/or enhance students’ knowledge of the precision agriculture technology industry through two key areas:

  • Coursework (online) and intensive on-site labs that focus on various aspects of precision agriculture technologies utilized by professionals in the field of precision agriculture.
    • ASM 7360 – Precision Agriculture Science and Technology
    • ASM 7365 – Machinery Management using Precision Agriculture Technology
    • ASM 7366 – Data Management and Analysis using Precision Agriculture Technology
    • ASM 7368 – Profit Strategies using Precision Agriculture Technologies
    • ASM 8360 – Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture
  • Beneficial Supporting courses including:
    • Statistical analysis courses designed to help analyze data collected using precision agriculture technology.
    • Plant Science courses that focus of basic agronomic information, including soils, entomology, and crop management.
    • Communications courses that include both specialized agricultural communications courses as well as general communications courses aimed at improving verbal and non-verbal communication between professionals in the field and potential clients and/or the public.
    • Agricultural Economics courses, such as general farm management or returning to the farm.

Certificate web site:
Not created at this time.

For information about certificate, contact:
Leon Schumacher

Email:  
Phone:  (573) 882-2126
Address:  207 Ag Engineering Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO  65211

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

This program has been discontinued and is no longer accepting applications.

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: No

Total Credit Hours: 16

Certificate description: Advanced practice nurses are traditionally prepared at the graduate level in a specific clinical area. The specialty area may be identified in terms of population (e.g. pediatrics or adults), and/or type of problem (e.g. diabetes, cardiology). The advanced practice nurse is directly accountable for clinical judgments which include independent and interdependent decision making. Holders of this certificate provide advanced care to adults experiencing complex medical-surgical health problems. Ability to use advanced diagnostic and assessment skills and interventions to manage and improve patient care. Can consider all influences on a patient’s health status and the related psychosocial and behavioral problems arising from the patient’s altered physiological condition. The certificate is available via online learning.

Certificate web site:
N/A

For information about certificate, contact:
Sinclair School of Nursing

Email: nursing@missouri.edu
Phone: (573) 882-0277
Address: Sinclair School of Nursing S235 School of Nursing, Columbia, MO 65211