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Data Science and Analytics, Master of Science

Requires Campus Visits

The program offers a Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics with emphasis areas in Biotechnology, High Performance Computing, Human Centered Science Design or Strategic Communications and Data Journalism.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: April 19

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 Data Science and Analytics Program

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

Data Science and Analytics, Graduate Certificate

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: No
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description: The objective of the Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Analytics is to enable students from multiple different graduate programs at the University of Missouri to receive education and training in the emerging field of Data Science. Data science skills are increasingly necessary for all fields of advanced study due to the emergence of large scale data and the incumbent challenges across academia and industry. This certificate will also support the University of Missouri’s strategic goals of increasing interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving.

At the conclusion of the Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Analytics, students will:

  1. Have experience in applying state-of-the-art data science tools and techniques to solve industry, academic and/or business data and decision-making challenges.
  2. Have a comprehensive understanding of modern data analytics, statistical analysis, and visualization tools that facilitate timely, large data analysis.
  3. Be able to effectively communicate to a broad audience the relevant information derived from large data collections using a variety of visualization and presentation methods.
  4. Understand the fundamental and advanced statistical and mathematical principles upon which advanced data analysis techniques are built.

Certificate web site:
Not created at this time

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Grant Scott and Dr. Sean Goggins, Directors for the Data Science and Analytics Program

Email:   
Phone:  (573) 884-6077
Address:  241 Engineering Building West, University of Missouri

Dietetics, Master of Science

On Campus

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CP) at the University of Missouri has a rich tradition. Established in 1972, it is the only coordinated program in Missouri and is among the oldest accredited coordinated programs in the United States.

The CP prepares students to become registered dietitians (RD). RDs specialize in applied nutrition and work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals and clinics, schools, business and industry, private practice and public health clinics. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national Registration Examination for Dietitians (RD exam). The five-year pass rate for first-time test takers is 97%.

Beginning January 2016, the CP will accept applications only to the five-year BS to MS Coordinated Program. Students accepted to this program will complete the BS, MS and all necessary supervised practice for RD training. Students will only become eligible to take the RD exam after completing both the BS and MS in this program.

Application and Admission Information

Students apply to the five-year BS to MS Coordinated Program as undergraduates, receive a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and transfer to the Master of Science program. Interested students not already admitted to MU should visit the MU Undergraduate Admissions. Detailed admission information may be found at http://ns.missouri.edu/dietetics.html.

Digital Humanities, Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description:
The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities certifies that students are equipped with skills in interdisciplinary research using new digital technologies-skills that University researchers and public and private sector employers recognize as essential in the 21st century.

The certificate will prepare graduates for emerging opportunities at colleges and universities, libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations, as well as in diverse community, governmental, non-profit, and industrial settings.

Certificate web site:
https://sislt.missouri.edu/certificates/digital-humanities/

For information about certificate, contact:
Twyla Gibson, Ph.D., Program Director, School of Information Science and Learning Technologies

Email:  Phone:  (573) 882-5981
Address:  303 Townsend Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Dispute Resolution, Master of Laws

On Campus

Students in the Master of Laws (LLM) dispute resolution program have a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of theoretical, policy, design and ethical issues in dispute resolution. They study with leading dispute resolution scholars who generate important academic work influencing dispute resolution theory and practice around the world. Small class sizes create a close community with faculty and students.

Our program blends theoretical analysis, practitioner skills, and systems design work in courses usually limited to LLM students. Our diverse student body — by age, race, nationality, legal background — enriches the level of discussion, inside and outside the classroom.

The LLM meets the needs of those with backgrounds as advocates, neutrals, law-trained court administrators and government agency personnel, among others.

LLM students can earn dual degrees (MA and PhD) from the School of Journalism.

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
  • JD or its foreign equivalent; in exceptional cases, applicants may be admitted without a law degree if they have substantial experience with dispute resolution.
  • Significant legal experience preferred

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 Dispute Resolution Program

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

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

Statistics, Master of Arts

On Campus

The program offer a Master of Arts in Statistics, with emphasis areas in Biostatistics and Data Analytics.

Admission Criteria

Application Deadline

  • Fall deadline for regular MA track: January 15
  • Fall deadline for applied MA track: March 30
  • Spring deadline: October 15

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in math and statistics courses to enter master’s program
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or University in related area
  • Undergraduate courses in statistics are recommended but not required. Consideration also is given to rank in graduating class, trends in grade records, maturity and experience, and other criteria bearing on qualifications.
  • Before entering the graduate program, a student should have a background that includes three semesters of calculus (or equivalent), one semester of matrix theory, and at least one post-calculus course in probability and statistics. Some required courses at the 7000 level not taken as an undergraduate may be taken for graduate credit as part of the graduate program.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Application Process

  • New applicants: Complete the Graduate Studies online application and upload the required application materials to the online application.
  • Current MU graduate students: Complete the Change of Program Form and Statistics Department Graduate Application Form.  Submit the forms directly to the Statistics program along with the required application materials.

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 Statistics Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation (use departmental form or submit through the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE score report
  • TOEFL or IELTS for international applicants