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Center for the Digital Globe, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Center for the Digital Globe, established by the College of Business, School of Journalism, School of Law and Department of Textile and Apparel Management in the College of Human Environmental Sciences, offers an interdepartmental certificate to non-degree graduate students and professional students of the University of Missouri-Columbia. The prerequisite for the stand-alone certificate is a baccalaureate degree. The certificate program supplements the students’ studies within the various colleges and schools that make up the University. This certificate attests to the students’ successful completion of a required course of study with emphasis on the managerial, theoretical and policy-related issues associated with digital media, electronic commerce and globalization.

Certificate web site:
http://cdig.missouri.edu/certificatesgrad.html

For information about certificate, contact:
Roberta Pickerell, Center for the Digital Globe
Email: 
Phone: 
 (573) 882-8694
Address:  310 Reynolds Journalism Institute, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO  65211

Chemical Engineering, Master of Science

On Campus

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: March 15 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 15 (Priority deadline: October 1)

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Consideration is given to grade trends, performance in the area of chemical engineering and mathematics and other criteria bearing on a student’s probable success in graduate study. Selected students with less than a 3.0 overall GPA may be considered on a probationary basis. Financial support is competitive and requires a 3.0 GPA. Graduates holding degrees in physics, chemistry, applied mathematics and related fields also may be considered for candidacy, but are required to take additional course work.

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

GREVerbal/Quantitative/Analytical Writing
Required Scores146/155/3.0

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 Chemical Engineering Program

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 letters of reference
  • GRE scores

Chemical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: March 15 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 15 (Priority deadline: October 1)

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Consideration is given to grade trends, performance in the area of chemical engineering and mathematics and other criteria bearing on a student’s probable success in graduate study. Selected students with less than a 3.0 overall GPA may be considered on a probationary basis. Financial support is competitive and requires a 3.0 GPA. Graduates holding degrees in physics, chemistry, applied mathematics and related fields also may be considered for candidacy, but are required to take additional course work.

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

GREVerbal/Quantitative/Analytical Writing
Required Scores146/155/3.0

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 Chemical Engineering Program

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 letters of reference
  • GRE scores

Chemistry, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: February 1
Spring deadline: October 15

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal Quantitative Analytical
GRE1501483.0-4.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based10017171717
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic7.56666

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 Chemistry Program

  • GRE scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose, which should include a summary of why you are interested in pursuing an advanced chemistry degree, a brief description of your previous research experiences, the specific area of chemistry you are interested in pursuing, and your future career goals and plans in the chemistry field.
  • Resume or CV, which should include information regarding education, academic performance, awards, honors, areas of scientific interest, research experience, work experience, publications, presentations, and any other relevant activities.

Civil Engineering, Master of Science

On Campus

Admission criteria

  • Priority deadline for Fall entrance: January 15; rolling thereafter
  • Priority deadline for Spring entrance: October 1; rolling thereafter
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 2 years of coursework*
    *Note: Lower than 3.0 GPA require special action and substantiation such as good test scores on the GRE or other recognized examinations.
  • BS in engineering. Applicants with BS degrees in related fields may be considered for admission. If admitted, non-engineers are required to complete remedial courses as determined by their advisor and advisory committee.

Minimum GRE Scores

  • GRE test is required; no minimum score set
  • Present scoring system: typical acceptance score are around 306 for Verbal + Quantitative and a minimum 3.0 for Analytical.

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 Civil Engineering Program

Upload all of the following items to your Graduate Studies online application. DO NOT send any hard copies to the Civil Engineering department.

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation: at least two from a faculty member who has taught or advised you
  • GRE scores
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose

Civil Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

  • Priority deadline for Fall entrance: January 15; rolling thereafter
  • Priority deadline for Spring entrance: October 1; rolling thereafter
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 2 years of coursework*
    *Note: Lower than 3.0 GPA require special action and substantiation such as good test scores on the GRE or other recognized examinations.
  • BS in engineering. Applicants with BS degrees in related fields may be considered for admission. If admitted, non-engineers are required to complete remedial courses as determined by their advisor and advisory committee.

Minimum GRE Scores

  • GRE test is required; no minimum score set
  • Present scoring system: typical acceptance score are around 306 for Verbal + Quantitative and a minimum 3.0 for Analytical

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 Civil Engineering Program

Upload all of the following items to your Graduate Studies online application. DO NOT send any hard copies to the Civil Engineering department.

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation: at least two from a faculty member who has taught or advised you
  • GRE scores
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose

Classical Languages, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission criteria

Application Deadlines

Fall semester with financial support: February 1
Fall semester without financial support: April 1
Spring semester without financial support: November 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 during last 2 years
  • Bachelor of arts degree from an accredited college or University
  • Reading knowledge of Greek and/or Latin
  • GPA of at least 3.0 in Greek and/or Latin courses
  • Minimum GRE score: No minimum

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 Classical Studies Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of interest
  • 10-20 pp. writing sample
  • GRE scores

Classical Studies, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

Application Deadlines

Fall semester with financial support: February 1
Fall semester without financial support: April 1
Spring semester without financial support: November 1

  • MA with a major in Greek, Latin or classics, or the equivalent of a minimum of 21 hours of graduate work in the language(s). Reading knowledge of Greek and Latin and a reading knowledge of German and French (or Italian).
  • Minimum GRE score: No minimum.

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 Classical Studies Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of interest
  • 10-20 pp. writing sample
  • GRE scores

Clinical Diagnostic Sciences, Master of Health Science

On Campus

Admission criteria

Deadline for Spring entrance: December 1

  • Minimum GRE score: Check with Program Director of Graduate Studies
  • Undergraduate GPA minimum: 3.0 (A=4.0) for the last 60 hours of college work

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Potential applicants who have all the prerequisites for admission to the program should submit their application early (before November) in the fall of the academic year in order to be considered for early acceptance with start in the following spring semester. Please contact the director of graduate studies.

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 Clinical Diagnostic Sciences Program

  • Departmental Application (Applications may be obtained by e-mail to the DMU Program Director, Dr. Moses Hdeib at .)
  • GRE score

College Teaching, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description: The purpose of the online graduate certificate in College Teaching is to enhance the teaching skills and career preparation of graduate students interested in obtaining academic positions in 2- and 4-year settings. This certificate will:

  1. Increase knowledge about teaching pedagogy to increase learning of college-level students;
  2. Increase knowledge about higher education institutions and students; and
  3. Encourage reflection into teaching philosophy and pedagogy to improve teaching effectiveness.

Certificate web site:
https://online.missouri.edu/degreeprograms/education/college-teaching/grad-cert/index.aspx?redirect=college-teaching/graduate-certificate

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Bradley Curs

Email
Phone: (573) 882-2759
Address: ELPA, 202 Hill Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

College Teaching, Minor

On Campus

Approximately 75 percent of faculty positions in the United States are at institutions where the importance of teaching and professional service is equal to or greater than the emphasis on research. The Minor in College Teaching, available to all MU graduate degree-seeking students, demonstrates your preparation as an effective teacher to potential employers.

The Minor in College Teaching (MICT) requires 9 credit hours. This includes a 3-hour core course, a teaching practicum, plus 3-6 elective hours. Core course options, practicum guidelines and elective course options are listed on the MICT requirements page.

What the minor can do for you

  • Gain meaningful experience through a mentored teaching practicum
  • Increase your knowledge about learning and pedagogy
  • Engage in careful reflection about your own teaching philosophy and strategies
  • Extend your understanding of current issues in higher education

Communication, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in communication may be required to take course work beyond the required 30 hours to provide necessary background.

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 Analytical
GRE1531444.0

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 Communication Program

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

  • Communication Departmental Application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Three letters of recommendation, which should come from qualified people (former or present instructors) who can attest to your ability to complete graduate study
  • Statement of purpose (no more than 500 words)
  • Writing sample- should be scholarly, but can be on a topic of your choice.  The sample can be relatively short, but must be no more than 25 pages.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (verbal, quantitative, analytical), taken within the past five years

Communication, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 preferred
  • Admission procedures for students who have completed the MA degree elsewhere and wish to become PhD candidates are identical to the departmental requirements outlined for MA candidates. Only those applicants who show evidence of a clear likelihood of successful doctoral work are admitted.

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 Analytical
GRE1531444.0

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 Communication Program

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

  • Communication Departmental Application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Three letters of recommendation, which should come from qualified people (former or present instructors) who can attest to your ability to complete graduate study
  • Statement of purpose (no more than 500 words)
  • Writing sample- should be scholarly, but can be on a topic of your choice.  The sample can be relatively short, but must be no more than 25 pages.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (verbal, quantitative, analytical), taken within the past five years

Communication Science and Disorders with Speech-Language Pathology Emphasis, Master of Health Science

On Campus

Admission criteria

Deadline for Summer entrance: February 1

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 (on last 60 hours of course work)

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based10020202820
IELTS Academic7668.56

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE300 (preferred)

Required Application Materials

For the Communication Science and Disorders Program

Please contact the program directly for application process, before you begin a Graduate Studies application. The CSD application process begins in the CSD CAS system.

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)

Admission process

Personal interviews may be requested. Acceptance for admission to master’s level study is determined by the Departmental Graduate Admissions Committee.

Prerequisite course work

If the student’s undergraduate major is in a field other than communication disorders, the student must have completed, or be in the process of completing, all required prerequisite coursework prior to applying to the MHS program.  Please contact the department for pre-application advising.

Communication with Communication Science & Disorders Focus, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

The PhD program is currently offered through the Department of Communication. The plan of study will be comprised mostly of Communication Science and Disorders courses, however a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Communication will be the degree awarded.

Admission criteria

Deadline for Fall entrance: February 1
Deadline for Summer entrance: February 1

  • Minimum 3.4 GPA (A=4.0) for the last 60 hours of college/University course work

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based9220202020
IELTS Academic6.56.56.56.56.5

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE306 (preferred)

Note: Acceptance for admission to doctoral studies is determined by a selection committee. Only those students who show clear likelihood for success in doctoral-level studies and research are admitted.

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 Communication Science and Disorders Program

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

  • 3 to 5 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • A personal curriculum vitae
  • At least 1 example of the applicant’s scholarly work (a thesis or substantial paper)
  • Official GRE score report
  • Personal interviews may be requested

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

Computer Science, Master of Science

On Campus

Application Procedures

Application for admission to a graduate degree program in CS involves submitting a formal application through the Graduate Studies online application for admission. An application must be accompanied by an application fee.  In addition, the applicant must have the following original paperwork sent directly from the originating institutions to the Office of Graduate Studies:

  1. Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the online application system. Applicants provide official transcripts if accepted by the academic program.
  2. Official GRE score report from Educational Testing Service (and TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants)

The following supplemental materials must be uploaded in the online application:

  1. Your resume
  2. A personal goal statement indicating why you feel prepared to pursue the degree program and why you want to pursue this degree
  3. Three letters of recommendation from professors who know your abilities that must address your ability and readiness to pursue a graduate program in computer science (submitted by your references directly to your online application)

In order to be considered for admission in a particular semester, the Director of Graduate Studies, according to the following deadlines, must receive all required paperwork:

  • Fall admission:  Applications and all paperwork must be received by March 1. For earlier consideration for financial assistance in the department, applications and all paperwork must be received by January 1.
  • Spring admission:  Applications and all paperwork must be received by October 1.

Note:  Copies of the required documents (transcripts, GRE scores, etc.) cannot be accepted in lieu of the official reports from the originating institutions.  Copies of these records can be submitted for evaluation, but any decision on admission is non-binding until the official records have been received.

All MU students (current or prior) must meet the same requirements as external students.  The only difference is that MU grad students file one of the following forms (in lieu of an MU Application Form):

  1. Current Non-Degree Graduate Students: Change of Division, Degree, Program, Emphasis, or Advisor form
  2. Current graduate students in another department:  Change of Division, Degree, Program, Emphasis, or Advisor form (same as 1)
  3. Previous graduate students returning to same program: Reactivation form.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Computer Science, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Application Procedures

Application for admission to a graduate degree program in CS involves submitting a formal application through the Graduate Studies online application for admission. An application must be accompanied by an application fee.  In addition, the applicant must have the following original paperwork sent directly from the originating institutions to the Office of Graduate Studies:

  1. Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the online application system. Applicants provide official transcripts if accepted by the academic program.
  2. Official GRE score report from Educational Testing Service (and TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants)

The following supplemental materials must be uploaded in the online application:

  1. Your resume
  2. A personal goal statement indicating why you feel prepared to pursue the degree program and why you want to pursue this degree
  3. Three letters of recommendation from professors who know your abilities that must address your ability and readiness to pursue a graduate program in computer science (submitted by your references directly to your online application)

In order to be considered for admission in a particular semester, the Director of Graduate Studies, according to the following deadlines, must receive all required paperwork:

  • Fall admission:  Applications and all paperwork must be received by March 1. For earlier consideration for financial assistance in the department, applications and all paperwork must be received by January 1.
  • Spring admission:  Applications and all paperwork must be received by October 1.

Note:  Copies of the required documents (transcripts, GRE scores, etc.) cannot be accepted in lieu of the official reports from the originating institutions.  Copies of these records can be submitted for evaluation, but any decision on admission is non-binding until the official records have been received.

All MU students (current or prior) must meet the same requirements as external students.  The only difference is that MU grad students file one of the following forms (in lieu of an MU Application Form):

  1. Current Non-Degree Graduate Students: Change of Division, Degree, Program, Emphasis, or Advisor form,
  2. Current graduate students in another department:  Change of Division, Degree, Program, Emphasis, or Advisor form (same as 1)
  3. Previous graduate students returning to same program: Reactivation form.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Conservation Biology, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  No  
Degree Dependent:  
 Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description: As Conservation Biology is an interdisciplinary science the curriculum for our certificate provides coursework and experience beyond what is offered in a single degree program. The interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum is designed to help you reach a higher level of competence in conservation biology.

Certificate web site:
http://www.conservbio.missouri.edu/description.php

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Matt Gompper, Program Director

Email:   
Phone:  (573) 882-9424
Address: School of Natural Resources, 302 ABNR, University of Missouri, Columbia 65211