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Degrees Offered

Economics, Master of Arts

100% Online On Campus

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: None
Spring deadline: None

Students with a bachelor’s degree in any field may apply for admission into the master’s program. Applicants are admitted on the basis of an undergraduate record, with particular emphasis on performance in economics, mathematics, and statistics courses, performance on the GRE, and letters of recommendation. Although the graduate program assumes mathematical background through calculus (normally two or three semesters of college calculus), as well as undergraduate economics training, applicants with more limited backgrounds may be accepted into the program. Such individuals will be assigned supporting course work, some or all of which may be counted toward fulfilling requirements.

Minimum GRE Scores*

Test Type Verbal Quantitative
GRE146155

*GRE scores are not required for the online/distance Master of Arts program.

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 Economics Program

All application materials must be uploaded through the Graduate Studies online application.

  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Official GRE scores (GRE scores are not required for the online/distance Master of Arts program.)

Economics, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: February 1

  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • Ordinarily, to be accepted for advisement in the PhD program, a student must have a master’s degree in economics, or, alternatively, the student must meet the requirements for admission to the MA program, together with the requirement of an adequate background in economics, mathematics and statistics.

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal Quantitative
GRE146155

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 Economics Program

All application materials must be uploaded through the Graduate Studies online application.

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Official GRE scores

Requirements for the doctoral degree

For those entering the program with a bachelor’s degree, the following courses are required:

  • Econ 8370 (mathematics for economics);
  • Econ 9451 and Econ 9452 (microeconomics);
  • Econ 9453 and Econ 9454 (macroeconomics);
  • Econ 9472 and Econ 9473 (econometrics);
  • 6 credit hours of Econ 9413 (PhD research workshop);
  • 6 credit hours of 9000-level economics courses in one area of specialization;
  • Four other 9000-level economics courses (excluding 9090 and 9480);
  • Up to 15 credit hours of Econ 9085, Econ 9480 or other approved electives;
  • 12 or more credit hours of dissertation research (for a total of 72 credit hours).

Courses taken to satisfy these requirements (except dissertation research) may be taken while earning an MA at MU, or, as with students entering the program with prior graduate coursework, at other accredited colleges and universities as recommended by the Graduate Studies Committee.

Multicultural Education, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: This certificate will provide the requisite awareness, knowledge and skill to effectively work with students and families from diverse cultural backgrounds and is ideal for teachers, counselors and administrators in P-12 school settings. By creating this online certificate, Mizzou is working to increase the number of qualified teachers and other school personnel who can serve diverse populations and prepare all students to function more effectively in society. The 15-hour certificate can be completed entirely online, but some students may choose electives that are offered on campus in Columbia, Mo.

Certificate web site:
http://online.missouri.edu/degreeprograms/ed-multicultural/index.aspx

Required Application Materials

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation: should attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work.

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Francisco “Cisco” Sanchez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology
Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
University of Missouri—Columbia

Sandy Sites

Phone:  (573) 882-3651
Address:  16 Hill Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Positive Psychology, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15
Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology will contribute directly to students’ understanding of personal, professional, and institutional well-being and development. The sequence of courses provides them with the requisite awareness, knowledge, and skills to work effectively with individuals, communities, and organizations towards positive growth and development. The objectives of the certificate program are as follows:
  • Learn and understand the cornerstones, concepts, research, application and the modern era of positive psychology.
  • Increase awareness of individual and collective contributors to well-being and human strengths leading to personal, social, academic, professional, and career development.
  • Learn methods to facilitate increases in health and well-being within five measures of flourishing: positive emotionality, engagement in one’s strengths and experiences, relationship growth and development, meaning and purpose, and achievement.
  • Understand how to effectively apply positive psychology interventions that promote thriving individuals, communities and organizations.
  • Actively engage in directed personal reflections, efforts to expand awareness, and developing strategies to increase well-being measures.

Certificate web site:
https://education.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates-minors/positive-psychology/

Required Application Materials

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation: should attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work.
  • Personal statement
  • Resume/CV

For information about certificate, contact:
Patrick J. Rottinghaus, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology
Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
University of Missouri—Columbia

Sandy Sites 

Phone:  (573) 882-3651
Address:  16 Hill Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Educational, School and Counseling Psychology, Master of Education/Master of Arts/Educational Specialist

100% Online On Campus

Admission Criteria

Application Inquiries

Application Deadlines

  • Fall deadline for the School Psychology Educational Specialist programs : December 1
  • Fall deadline for the Educational Psychology and Statistics, Measurement, & Evaluation in Education programs: January 15
  • Fall deadline for the Counseling Psychology, School Counselor and Sport Psychology Master’s programs: February 1
  • Deadline for online programs: Rolling

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • If an applicant is admitted but does not hold a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or does not have relevant background course work, the applicant must complete prerequisite courses as specified by the faculty of the department.
  • All online programs: Deadline dates do not apply; GRE scores are not required.

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal + Quantitative
GRE taken within the last 5 years305

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based9217171717
TOEFL Paper-based5805252N/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 Educational, School and Counseling Psychology Program (Campus)

  • GRE scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation via the online application
  • Personal statement and vitae via online application per departmental requirements
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (International only)

For the Educational, School and Counseling Psychology Program (Online)

  • 3 letters of recommendation via the online application: should attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work. (Note: One letter of recommendation is required for the Positive Coaching program applicants)
  • Personal statement and vitae via online application per departmental requirements
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (International only)

Educational, School and Counseling Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Application Inquiries

Application Deadlines

  • Fall deadline for the Counseling Psychology and School Psychology programs: December 1
  • Fall deadline for the Educational Psychology and Statistics, Measurement, & Evaluation in Education programs: January 15

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal + Quantitative
GRE taken within the last 5 years305

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based9217171717
TOEFL Paper-based5805252N/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 Educational, School and Counseling Psychology Program

  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation via the online application
  • Personal statement and vitae via online application per departmental requirements

Multicultural Psychology and Education, Minor

On Campus

As we enter the new millennium, the U.S. population is becoming more multiracial, multiethnic, and multilingual.  Some estimate that by the year 2020, racial and ethnic minorities will become the numerical majority.  This demographic shift has already occurred in specific contexts, such as K-12 schools in Los Angeles.  Applied psychologists and educators have begun to develop competency standards for professionals to provide culturally relevant and effective services to our ever-changing population.  In fact, multiculturalism has been identified as the fourth focus in counseling psychology.  The purpose of the graduate minor in multicultural psychology and education would be to (a) expose graduate students to the growing theoretical and empirical research completed in the fields of multicultural psychology and education, (b) help graduate students develop multicultural competencies in research and practice, and (c) provide graduate students with training necessary to meet the psychological and educational demands of diverse populations.

The requirements for the minor are listed below.

  • A minimum of 12 credit hours
  • 9 credit hours must be taken as a graduate student at the University of Missouri
  • No more than 6 credit hours should be listed in the masters or doctoral planner. That is, a maximum of 6 hours can overlap between the courses applied to the Minor in Multicultural Psychology and the courses applied toward a masters or doctoral degree.
  • A minimum of 9 credit hours must be 8000 or above (graduate level)
  • 6 credit hours must be taken within the core area with a foci on racial and ethnic minorities  (see listing below)
  • 3 credit hours must be taken in the auxiliary area (see listing below)
  • 3 credit hours must be taken in the skills area (see listing below)

Core Courses (must complete at least 6 graduate-level credit hours from the following courses with a main emphasis on race/ethnicity in psychology and/or education.)

  • ESCP 9000 Multicultural Issues in Counseling (3):  This course surveys the research and theories of counseling various racial/ethnic minority and gay, lesbian and bisexual populations in the U.S.  Special consideration is given to examining the intersection among race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and class on psychosocial adjustment.
  • ESCP 8580 Social and Cultural Identity Development (3): This course is designed to introduce students to (a) the dominant social and cultural identity theories and paradigms and (b) how these theories have been operationalized and measured.
  • ESCP 8590 Multicultural Counseling Competencies (3):  This course reviews theory, research, assessment, and clinical practice in multicultural counseling.
  • We encourage students to explore other courses pertaining to race/ethnicity issues in other departments. Any Racial/Ethnic-focused graduate level courses offered outside of the ESCP department should be approved by one of the Directors of the Center.

AUXILIARY COURSES (must complete 3 credit hours from the following courses emphasizing a wide range of diversity and social change issues):

  • ESCP 8585 Gender Issues in Counseling and Education (3): This course covers topics including conceptions of gender roles, measurement of gender-related constructs, gender role socialization process, high incidence of gender-related problems, and psycho-educational and counseling interventions.
  • ESCP 8990 Career Development Theory for Women (3):  This course considers the relevance of theories of career development for women, and their application to the counseling of women.  Supervised clinical experience in the application of theories to counseling high school age women provided.
  • ESCP 8510 Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability (3). Presentation of medical aspects of major disabilities and their effects upon social, vocational, personal, and economic adjustment. Study of basic restoration and accommodating services.
  • ESCP 8540 Theory and Practice in Feminist Therapy 3).Theory, research, practice standards and current debates within feminist therapy. Includes both examination of topical areas in a seminar format and live observation of feminist therapy.
  • We encourage students to explore other courses pertaining to diversity issues and inequality in social system in other departments. Pre-approval from the Directors of the Center is needed.

 

Skill Courses (must complete 3 credit hours from one of the options below)

I. Research Skills:  successful completion of at least 3 hours of A450/A490 (or departmental equivalent) for research hours on an independent, substantive research project such as a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.  The scope and quality of the research project is expected to be of such a caliber that it could be submitted to a refereed journal in the student’s discipline.  The research project must be on a multicultural-related topic (i.e., issues related to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and international concerns).

Successful completion of this requirement will consist of:

  • Approval of the proposed project can be obtained in one of two ways:  (1) approval of the project from a director of the Center for Multicultural Research, Training, and Consultation, or (2) have an ESCP faculty affiliated with the Center on the thesis/research/dissertation committee.
  • One committee member must have expertise in multicultural issues.
  • A passing grade in the course.
  • Approval of the completed project by a director of the Center, or having an ESCP faculty affiliated with the Center on the thesis/research/dissertation committee,

OR

II. Applied Multicultural Skills:  The person must demonstrate competencies in working with diverse populations (with an emphasis on racial and ethnic minority populations).  This experience will result in 3 hours of graduate credit that can be obtained in the two ways listed below.

Successful completion of this requirement will consist one of the following:

  • Completion of 3 credit hours of applied work.  This can be obtained in one of three ways:  (1) successful completion (with a passing grade) of ESCP 8943 (Applied Multicultural Interventions); (2) successful completion (with a passing grade) of a multiculturally-designated applied course (e.g., counseling practica classes, teaching practica classes, group counseling practica classes:  a list of approved courses can be obtained at the Center); or (3) applied experience via community outreach programs, work placements in agencies, or extended volunteer experiences in community agencies.  For the third option, the student must receive direct, individual supervision for minimum of 15 hours from an advanced-level person (MA degree or higher) at the community/work site.  The supervisor must have expertise in the area of multicultural psychology or education.  The student must document this experience by completing the Multicultural Applied Experience and Supervision Form (obtained from the Center for Multicultural Research, Training, and Consultation).  The form requires a supervisor signature, description of the work experience and general evaluation of the student’s performance. (After the student completes this requirement and the Multicultural Competency Portfolio described below, he or she will receive 3 credits of 8085: Problem).
  • Approval by a Center director of a Multicultural Competency Portfolio completed by the student to demonstrate awareness, knowledge and skill competencies in the area.
  • Consultation: Successful completion of any consultation courses in organization or systemic changes including applied consultation activities. Pre-approval from one of the Co-directors of the Center is needed.

Quantitative Research, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 18

Certificate description:
The 18-hour Quantitative Research Certificate (QRC) is designed to prepare researchers and scholars to be users and critical consumers of quantitative research. Certificate holders are trained in various methods in order to conduct rigorous, scientific quantitative research. Students completing the QRC (depending on the chosen track) will be able to:

  • Design effective experimental and quasi-experimental studies
  • Manage and use large scale datasets
  • Analyze various types of datasets (e.g., nested data, longitudinal data) with the appropriate modeling techniques
  • Apply advanced statistical methods (e.g., structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling) in their own research
  • Critically review studies that make use of a diverse set of statistical methods
  • Conduct measurement related studies using techniques such as factor analysis or item response theory

Application Process
The QRC is a stand-alone graduate certificate program and is available to all current graduate students and non-degree seeking post-baccalaureate graduate students. See the Office of Graduate Studies Graduate Certificates for more information. To apply, see either the below process for current or prospective MU graduate students:

Current Graduate Students: For current MU graduate students, “good standing” in the current academic degree program is required and the following documents should be submitted to .

  • Two letters of recommendation (one of which should be a letter of support from the current degree advisor)
  • CV/resume
  • The QRC APPLICATION/Initial Plan of Study Form
  • Unofficial academic transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work
  • Upon acceptance, an Application for Graduate Change of Program, Degree, Emphasis, or Advisor must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies with:
    • A new program/department should be added to current degree program
    • The new “Academic Program” should be Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology and the “Emphasis” area should be Quantitative Research Certificate

Prospective Graduate Students: Individuals not currently an MU graduate student will need to meet the minimum requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies and apply for the QRC by submitting the following documents using the MU Office of Graduate Studies application.

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • CV/resume
  • The QRC APPLICATION/Initial Plan of Study Form
  • Unofficial academic transcripts of all previous undergraduat and graduate work
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
    • Tests taken within the last 5 years with a preferred quantitative score of 152
    • Institution code: 6875
  • Non-native English speakers must score at least a 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 6.5 on the Academic IELTS. In addition, it is expected that applicants will achieve subsection minimums of no less than 17 on IBT, 52 on PBT or 6.0 on IELTS (subsections: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing)

Application Deadlines

  • September 15 for Spring cohort and Spring Graduations
  • February 1 for Fall cohort and Fall Graduations

Certificate web site:
https://education.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates-minors/quantitative-research/

For information about certificate, contact:
Tina Edholm, ESCP

Email:   Phone:  (573) 882-7738
Address: 16 Hill Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

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

Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Master of Education/Master of Arts

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

Admission Criteria

MEd in PK-12 Educational Leadership and Administration:

  • Summer priority deadline: March 1 (application review begins)
  • Summer final deadline: April 1  (all materials must be uploaded)
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 (A=4.0)

MA or MEd in Higher Education:

  • Fall deadline: January 15
  • Spring deadline: September 15
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 (A=4.0)

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Admissions screening and decisions for all graduate programs are not made until all required materials have been submitted. Admissions recommendations are based on a profile developed from data that include undergraduate (last 60 hours) and graduate grade point averages, recommendations, and evidence of successful related experiences.

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 ELPA Program

  • 3 recommendations, two of which are from faculty who have taught/advised the applicant (for MEd/MA in Higher Ed applicants); one of which is from faculty and one of which is from a school leader (for the MEd in PK-12)
  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Current resume
  • Departmental assistantship application, if interested (student affairs assistantship application processes are separate; contact the department for more information).
  • Completed Missouri Educator Profile (MEP) for MEd in PK-12 applicants only
  • Honors and awards for MEd in PK-12 applicants only

A minimum of 33 credit hours and a capstone project are required for the M Ed in Higher Education, 33 credit hours and a thesis are required for the MA in Higher Education, and 30 hours is required for the M Ed in PK-12 Educational Leadership and Administration, Elementary and Secondary Principal, Certification.

Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Educational Specialist

Requires Campus Visits

The program offers an Educational Specialist degree with emphasis in PK-12 Educational Leadership and Administration (Superintendent & Principal Certification).

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 (A=4.0)

Application Deadline

Applications will be reviewed three times each year. Students will be informed of the results in enough time to enroll for the following semester. All materials must be submitted by these deadlines, when application review will begin.

  • To start summer semester, the application deadline is: March 1
  • To start fall semester, the application deadline is: July 1
  • To start spring semester, the application deadline is: October 1

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Admissions screening and decisions for all graduate programs are not made until all required materials have been submitted. Admissions recommendations are based on a profile developed from data that include undergraduate (last 60 hours) and graduate grade point averages, recommendations and evidence of successful professional experiences.

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 ELPA Program

  • 3 recommendations, at least one of which is from faculty who have taught/advised the applicant
  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Current resume
  • Departmental assistantship application, if interested
  • Completed Missouri Educator Profile (MEP)
  • Honors and awards

Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Doctor of Education

Requires Campus Visits

The Statewide Cooperative EdD Program in Educational Leadership requires a minimum of 76 credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree. The program, offered in a cohort format, includes 34 hours of course work in 6 contiguous semesters, beginning in the summer and concluding in the spring semester 2 years later. In addition to course work credit, 12 credit hours of dissertation research are required.

Admission Criteria

Summer deadline: December 1 of even-numbered years

  • Competitive GRE score
  • GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.5 (4.0 scale) in graduate studies (master’s degree) from an accredited institution

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Admissions screening and decisions for all graduate programs are not made until all required materials have been submitted. Admissions recommendations are based on a profile developed from data that include undergraduate (last 60 hours) and graduate grade point averages, scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), recommendations, evidence of successful professional experiences.

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 Educational Leadership Program

  • Official GRE scores
  • 3 recommendations (two from faculty who have taught/advised the applicant)
  • Current resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Essay
  • ELPA departmental application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)

Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

The program offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis with emphasis areas in Educational Administration, Educational Policy Studies, and Higher Education.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15
Spring deadline: September 15

  • Competitive GRE score
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 (A=4.0)

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Admissions screening and decisions for all graduate programs are not made until all required materials have been submitted. Admissions recommendations are based on a profile developed from data that include undergraduate (last 60 hours) and graduate grade point averages, scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), recommendations, evidence of successful professional experiences and samples of scholarly writing.

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 ELPA Program

  • Official GRE scores
  • 3 recommendations, two of which are from faculty who have taught/advised the applicant
  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Current resume
  • Samples of scholarly writing
  • Assistantship application, if interested

Education Improvement, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Note: This program is not accepting applications at this time.

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description: The objective for the Graduate Certificate in Education Improvement is to provide an advanced education and training opportunity in the areas of continuous school improvement, building on a number of frame works. The program will provide an educational opportunity for current school, district, and University administrators – as well as their board members – in the foundations of managing complex organizations of managing complex organizations for continuous improvement. At the conclusion of the Graduate Certificate in Education Improvement, a student will:

  1. Understand the concepts and research-based approaches of school improvement.
  2. Understand techniques of generating, managing, and applying improvement data.
  3. Understand application of improvement principles in current systems of accreditation, state/federal reporting, program evaluation, professional development, student assessment, etc.
  4. Demonstrate implementation of systematic improvement processes in various levels of an educational organization.

The program will be offered as both a stand-alone program or as an additional program for students in related degree programs.  The program consists of four courses delivered annually online over 7 months, from June through December. Two courses will be taught in the summer term and two courses in the fall.

Certificate web site:
Not available at this time.

For information about certificate, contact:
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA)

Email
Phone: (573) 882-8221
Address: 202 Hill Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Education Policy, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12 

Certificate description: The objectives of the Education Policy Graduate Certificate Program will be to provide students with (a) knowledge they can apply to the study of education policy within their major discipline or to their work in policy settings; (b) skills in analyzing education policy issues, i.e., understanding differing values, political and economic arguments, costs/benefits, and policy processes and (c) conceptual tools to use in understanding and resolving policy implementation problems.

Certificate web site:
https://education.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates-minors/education-policy/

For information about certificate, contact:
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis 

Email:  
Phone:  573-882-8221
Address:  202 Hill Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Higher Education Administration, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:      

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration is designed to address the need for enhanced understanding of the higher education institutional context and for improved skills in areas required for effective administration of the higher education administration and governance and some technical knowledge about various aspects of administration (i.e., budget and finance, higher education law).  Students also enhance understanding and skills in a relevant area of administrative practice (e.g., program planning for continuing educators, student affairs administration for student affairs professionals, the community college for community college administrators).

Certificate web site:
https://education.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates-minors/higher-education-administration/

For information about certificate, contact:
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Email:    
Phone: 
 (573) 882-8221
Address:  202 Hill Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Electriclal Engineering/Computer Engineering, Master of Science

On Campus

The program offers a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: February 15 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: September 1
Summer deadline: Rolling

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 for the last 60 hours

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Quantitative Verbal Analytical
GRE 80th percentile Will Be Considered Will Be Considered

International applicants only:

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 Electrical and Computer Engineering Program

  • Statement of Purpose (upload to the Statement of Purpose section of the application)
  • Copies of your official transcripts (upload to the Academics section of the application)
  • Copies of your GRE scores (upload to the Tests section of the application)
  • Copies of your TOEFL or IELTS Scores for non-native English speakers only (upload to the Tests section of the application)
  • 3 letters of Recommendation
    • The department accepts electronic recommendations. In the Recommendations section of the online application, enter the information for three recommenders. Each recommender will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the recommendation.
    • The letters of recommendation must be with official letterhead from the university or company of the recommender.
    • The recommenders must have an official university or company email address. Generic email address (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.) is not acceptable.

Note: When registering for GRE or TOEFL exams, be sure to designate your program of interest at the University of Missouri-Columbia. MU’s Institutional Code is 6875 (no departmental code is necessary).

To be accepted outright by the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), the student needs to have a BS degree in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering in addition to meeting the above requirements. Students who meet the academic requirements but have degrees in other Engineering or Science disciplines can be accepted directly into the MS program by the Graduate Program Committee (GPC). Such students are strongly encouraged to consult with the DGS or their advisor about appropriate bridge courses. Based on individual circumstances, students may be advised to register as an undeclared graduate student to fill in background course work prior to admission into the department.

Students who do not meet the above requirements may still be admitted on Probation by the GPC if there are mitigating factors. Students admitted on Probation must receive at least a 3.0 GPA for the first 12 hours of graded graduate coursework completed in their first two semesters. Failure to achieve this GPA will result in expulsion from the ECE MS program.

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

The ECE department offers the Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: February 15 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: September 1
Summer deadline: Rolling

  • Minimum GPA: 3.5 (with A = 4.0) in the last 60 hours of the MS graded coursework
  • Holds the equivalent of a BS degree in electrical or computer engineering with an outstanding record, or holds the equivalent of an MS degree in electrical or computer engineering
  • Consideration in doctoral program admissions is given to the applicant’s grade trends, experience and maturity, and to the availability of expertise in areas of the applicant’s technical interest.

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Quantitative Verbal Analytical
GRE 90th percentile Will Be Considered Will Be Considered

International applicants only:

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 Electrical and Computer Engineering Program

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the online application system. Applicants provide official transcripts if accepted by the academic program
  • Copies of your GRE scores (upload to the Tests section of the application)
  • Copies of your TOEFL or IELTS Scores for non-native English speakers only (upload to the Tests section of the application)
  • 3 letters of Recommendation
    • The department accepts electronic recommendations. In the Recommendations section of the online application, enter the information for three recommenders. Each recommender will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the recommendation.
    • The letters of recommendation must be with official letterhead from the university or company of the recommender.
    • The recommenders must have an official university or company email address. Generic email address (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.) is not acceptable.

Note: When registering for GRE, or TOEFL exams, be sure to designate your program of interest at the University of Missouri-Columbia. MU’s Institutional Code is 6875 (no departmental code is necessary).

To be accepted outright by the director of graduate studies (DGS), the student needs to have an MS degree in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.

Students who meet the academic requirements but have degrees in other engineering or science disciplines can be accepted into the PhD program by the Graduate Program Committee (GPC).

Students who don’t meet the above requirements may still be admitted by the GPC if there are mitigating factors. Consideration in doctoral program admissions is given to the applicant’s grade trends, experience and maturity, and to the availability of expertise in areas of the applicant’s technical interest.

Outstanding BS students who meet the following requirements may be accepted directly for advisement in the department’s doctoral program:

  • Holds the equivalent of a BS degree in electrical or computer engineering
  • GRE quantitative score of at least the 90th percentile
  • TOEFL score of at least 550 paper-based. IELTS score: 6.5
  • A 3.5 or better grad point average (A=4.0) in their undergraduate studies
  • Submission of three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s engineering or related work
  • Submission of a statement of research interests

Additional information can be obtained from the Graduate Division of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 349 Engineering Building West, Columbia, MO 65211, or via email: .

Energy Efficiency, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Note: This program is not accepting applications at this time.

Officially approved as: 

Stand Alone:  Yes       
Degree Dependent:
  No

Total Credit Hours:  18

Certificate description: The subject of energy is highly interdisciplinary and involves various engineering branches such as manufacturing, policy, business, etc. This fact also raises the scenario that we cannot continue with education and training “as usual” to achieve our objective of high energy efficiency in industrial production processes, the buildings housing these manufacturing systems, and in other energy consuming systems. This certificate expands students’ knowledge in several crucial energy-related areas:

  • Industrial Energy Analysis
  • Energy Efficient Building Design
  • Lighting Technology
  • Water and Wastewater Energy Efficiency
  • Electrochemical Reaction Engineering Science
  • Testing and Evaluation of Electrochemical Devices

Certificate web site:
http://engineering.missouri.edu/mae/degree-programs/

For more information, contact:
Dr. Sanjeev Khanna,
La Pierre Professor Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering,
Director of Energy Solutions and Services Center in Mid-West Energy Efficiency Research Consortium (MEERC),
Assistant Director Missouri Industrial Assessment Center, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Phone: 573 884 9109
Email: 
Address E3412 Lafferre Hall, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo 65211

English, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 1

  • Minimum GRE score: not set
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 overall, higher in courses in major
  • Majored in English as an undergraduate, with at least 18 hours in upper division courses in literature or linguistics. Students with other undergraduate majors may be admitted provided their background in English studies is suitable and provided they complete an appropriate course of preliminary study. Promising students who do not meet one or more of these criteria may at the discretion of the director of graduate studies be encouraged to enroll as non-degree graduate students.

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 English Program (go to website for details)

  • GRE scores. The general test is required.
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be academic.
  • One transcript from all colleges or universities you have attended.
  • CV
  • Statement of purpose (approximately 500 words): The admissions committee is interested in your past academic interests, including specific papers and projects you have worked on, and what you wish to accomplish as a graduate student. Please explain why you wish to pursue a particular emphasis (poetry, Romanticism, etc.), in this department. The Statement of Purpose serves as your request to be considered for a Office of Graduate Studies fellowship.
  • Writing Sample: One 15-20 page scholarly paper for students applying for Literature Studies or for English Language and Linguistics. Creative Writing applicants should submit one critical/scholarly paper and one of the following: a sample of your fiction (15-30 pages), creative non-fiction (15-20 pages), or poetry (15-20 pages).

English, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: January 1

  • Minimum GRE score: not set
  • MA in English or its equivalent

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 English Program (go to website for details)

  • GRE scores. The general test is required.
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which must be academic.
  • One transcript from all colleges or universities you have attended.
  • CV
  • List of any previous graduate classes taken
  • Statement of purpose (approximately 500 words): The admissions committee is interested in your past academic interests, including specific papers and projects you have worked on, and what you wish to accomplish as a graduate student. Please explain why you wish to pursue a particular emphasis (poetry, Romanticism, etc.), in this department. The Statement of Purpose serves as your request to be considered for a Office of Graduate Studies fellowship.
  • Writing Sample: One 15-20 page scholarly paper for students applying for Literature Studies or for English Language and Linguistics. Creative Writing applicants should submit one critical/scholarly paper and one of the following: a sample of your fiction (15-30 pages), creative non-fiction (15-20 pages), or poetry (15-20 pages).

 

Exercise Physiology, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

Deadline for Fall entrance: December 30

  • Prerequisites: general and organic chemistry, physiology (5 h), anatomy, nutrition, biochemistry, advanced exercise physiology
  • Minimum 3.5 graduate GPA (4.0=A)

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE1503.5

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 Exercise Physiology Program

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

  • Statement of Purpose: Upload a Statement of Purpose, indicating your academic/research interests and career goals to the “Statement of Purpose” section of your online application.
  • Resume or Vita: Upload a current Resume or Vita to the “Resume/CV” section of your online application.
  • Recommendations: Enter the required information for at least three recommenders in the “Recommendations” section of your online application. The recommenders will receive an email with instructions for completing and submitting your recommendation. Please ensure that the recommenders are aware of the December 30 application deadline.
  • Statement of Goals Video: Upload a Statement of Goals Video to the “Portfolio” section of your online application. It should be a one minute video why you want to be in office of graduate studies and your goals with the program.
  • GRE Scores:  Please make arrangements with Educational Testing Services to have official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores sent directly to our department. MU’s Institutional code is 6875 and our department code: 0214.
  • TOEFL Scores (international applicants only)

 

Exercise Physiology, Master of Science

On Campus

The program offers a Master of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with emphasis in Exercise Physiology.

Admission criteria

Deadline for Fall entrance: December 30

  • Prerequisites: general chemistry, physiology (5 h), anatomy, nutrition, biology, exercise physiology. Kinesiology, organic chemistry, and biochemistry are considered ideal.
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA (4.0=A)

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE1503.5

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 Exercise Physiology Program

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

  • Statement of Purpose: Upload a Statement of Purpose, indicating your academic/research interests and career goals to the “Statement of Purpose” section of your online application.
  • Resume or Vita: Upload a current Resume or Vita to the “Resume/CV” section of your online application.
  • Recommendations: Enter the required information for at least three recommenders in the “Recommendations” section of your online application. The recommenders will receive an email with instructions for completing and submitting your recommendation. Please ensure that the recommenders are aware of the December 30 application deadline.
  • Statement of Goals Video: Upload a Statement of Goals Video to the “Portfolio” section of your online application. It should be a one minute video why you want to be in office of graduate studies and your goals with the program.
  • GRE Scores:  Please make arrangements with Educational Testing Services to have official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores sent directly to our department. MU’s Institutional code is 6875 and our department code: 0214.
  • TOEFL Scores (international applicants only)

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)

Elementary Mathematics Specialist, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   No

Total Credit Hours:  24

Certificate description: The EMS graduate certificate program includes five integrated mathematics content/pedagogy  courses, each with an attached internship and two leadership development courses (total of 24 credits). The program is designed for inservice K-­‐6 teachers interested in pursuing advanced learning experiences and training to increase their knowledge and skill to teach or lead others in teaching mathematics in elementary classrooms. That is, the program is designed for teachers currently working full time. The courses will be offered over a 2-­‐ year cycle beginning in the Fall semester (6 semesters of part-­‐time student effort).

Certificate web site:
https://education.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates-minors/elementary-mathematics-specialist/

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Corey Webel

Email:   
Phone:  (573) 882-6774
Address: 303 Townsend Hall

Epidemiology, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Epidemiology Certificate will allow prospective and current students to become competent in advanced aspects of epidemiological analysis such as assessing population groups and determining their priority health problems, empowering and mobilizing populations in a collaborative public health effort. The certificate competencies are:

1. Articulate key role of epidemiology for informing health issues and in preserving and improving public health.
2. Appropriately select and use information technology to identify, locate and access health-related data; accurately evaluate the integrity of the data and identify gaps in data.
3. Analyze data arising from epidemiologic studies using appropriate software.
4. Interpret the output of regression models from standard statistical programs and present the results in research papers and project reports.
5. Evaluate outcome-based research on public health interventions for its potential use in public health practice.
6. Develop skills in communicating community assessment and intervention findings to lay audiences.

Certificate web site:
https://healthprofessions.missouri.edu/mph/mph-degree/certificates/epidemiology-graduate-certificate/

For information about certificate, contact:
Jessica Hosey, MPH Program Coordinator

Email:  
Phone:  (573) 882-6844
Address:  802 Lewis Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211