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Degrees Offered

Industrial Engineering, Master of Science

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Applications accepted throughout the year;
Fall Application Deadline: March 1 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring Application Deadline: September 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0

Minimum GRE scores

When did you take the GRE?VerbalQuantitative
Prior to August 1, 2011350700
On or after August 1, 2011143155

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Test of Written English (TWE) score (international applicants)

Test TypeScore
TWE4.0

Foreign Language

No foreign language is required in either program.

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 Industrial Engineering Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • GRE scores

TA/RA hiring

This academic department does not have any function of financial aid.

IMSE hires TA/RA automatically based on the department needs. No separate application or contacts are necessary; all top ranked applicants will be considered.

Industrial Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

Applications accepted all year;
Fall Application Deadline: March 1 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring Application Deadline: September 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.5/4.0
  • Demonstrated research experience
  • Compatible research interests or capabilities with a member of the faculty

Note: Only highly qualified students are accepted for advisement in the PhD program. The faculty look for excellence in undergraduate and graduate work, high GRE scores and strong indications of research potential.

This department does not use “rolling admission.” Applicants will be notified around decision dates within  a month after decision date.

Minimum GRE scores

When did you take the GRE?VerbalQuantitative
Prior to August 1, 2011350700
On or after August 1, 2011143155

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
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 Industrial Engineering Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample demonstrating research experience
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • GRE scores

TA/RA Hiring

This academic department does not have any function of financial aid.

IMSE hires TA/RA automatically based on the department needs. No separate application or contacts are necessary; all top ranked applicants will be considered.

Informatics, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

The Informatics Institute offers a doctoral degree (PhD) in two tracks: bioinformatics and health informatics.

Students with areas of interests outside of informatics may also wish to pursue a collaborative degree program between MUII and other degree programs. The purpose of the collaborative degree program is to allow students the opportunity to obtain advanced degrees in fields that complement the study of informatics and expand the student’s knowledge and applicability.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: The deadline for fall admission is March 1. However, to be considered for departmental and Office of Graduate Studies fellowships and assistantships, applications should be submitted by January 15.

  • Preferred GPA: 3.3 out of 4.0
  • Sufficient background and training to pursue advanced degree in informatics

Preferred GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE?Verbal + QuantitativeAnalytical
Prior to August 1, 201112003.5-4.0
On or after August 1, 20113073.5-4.0

OR

Preferred GMAT Score

Test TypeOverall Score
GMAT570

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based9017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5775252N/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 Informatics Program

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose, which should include a summary of why you are interested in pursuing an advanced informatics degree, a brief description of your previous research experiences, the specific area of informatics you are interested in pursuing, and your future career goals and plans in the informatics field.
  • GRE/GMAT scores
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores for international applicants, if required.
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or supervisors who can evaluate the applicant’s credentials and potential to become successful in the area of informatics.
  • A scanned copy of transcripts from each postsecondary institution.
  • Optional documents: applicants are encouraged to submit representative publications in informatics, if available.

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:
Not created at this time.

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

Library and Information Science, Master of Library and Information Science

100% Online On Campus

Upon successful completion of the 39-hour Library and Information Science program, students receive a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS). The program is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted and reviewed for admission continuously until the capacity is met.

  • Fall admission deadline: July 15
  • Spring admission deadline: December 15

All applications received after the above dates will be considered for admission in the following semester.

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA (Grade Point Average): Minimum 3.0 in last 60 hours of degree
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is not required if applying for admission Spring 2016 and later
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Minimum 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based)

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
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 Library and Information Science Program

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose answering three questions:
    • Where do you plan to reside during your program of study? (Choose one of the following locations.)
      Columbia, MO / Kansas City Metro Area / St. Louis Metro Area / Springfield, MO / Nebraska / Another Location (please provide location)
    • One 250 word essay question answering the question: Why do you want to earn a master’s degree in Library and Information Science?
    • One 250 word essay question answering the question: What areas of Library and Information Science interest you; do you anticipate working in a particular type of library or information agency?

Detailed application instructions are available at: https://education.missouri.edu/degree/library-science-ma/.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Every year SISLT provides more than $22,000 in merit and need-based financial support to new and current LIS students.

  • Application deadline: March 1.

More information is available at: https://education.missouri.edu/degree/library-science-ma/.

Learning Technologies and Design, Master of Science/Educational Specialist

100% Online On Campus

The program offers a Master of Science and an Educational Specialist degree with emphasis areas in Online Education and Technology in Schools.

Admission criteria

Deadline for Fall entrance: June 1
Deadline for Spring entrance: November 1
Deadline for Summer entrance: April 1

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of the degree

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
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 Learning Technologies and Design Program

  • Statement of Purpose (can also be uploaded into Graduate Studies online application)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Any supporting materials

Information Science & Learning Technologies, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

Priority deadline for Fall entrance: February 15
Regular deadline for Fall entrance: April 1
Priority deadline for Spring entrance: October 15
Regular deadline for Spring entrance: November 1

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of the degree
  • Graduate GPA of 3.5
  • In addition to meeting admission requirements, all students applying to the PhD program must complete faculty interviews and documentation of their research, development interests and capabilities. If you do not meet these standards, you should provide evidence of exceptionality in one or more other categories.

Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE?VerbalQuantitativeAnalytical
Prior to August 1, 20115505504.0
On or after August 1, 20111561464.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
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 Information Science & Learning Technologies Program

  • Statement of Purpose (can also be uploaded into Graduate Studies online application)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 3 letters of reference
  • GRE scores
  • Any supporting materials (i.e. published papers or technical reports)

Online Educator Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  12 

Certificate Description: The Online Educator Graduate Certificate Program will equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to design and provide effective online learning experiences including:

•    Designing online learning activities and assessments for meaningful learning
•    Designing, facilitating, and evaluating online discussions
•    Promoting student engagement and motivation in online learning environments.
•    Understanding unique characteristics of online learning environments
•    Selecting appropriate technology tools and learning objects to support online learners
•    Using Learning Management Systems to support and deliver online learning
•    Seeking for and evaluating Internet-based information and resources that can be used to enhance online learning
•    Organizing course materials in an online format

Certificate web site:
http://online.missouri.edu/degreeprograms/education/online-educator/grad-cert/

For information about certificate, contact:
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies

Email:       
Phone: 
 Toll-free (877) 747-5868 or Local (573) 884-2670
Address:  SISLT Student Services Office, 304 Townsend Hall, Columbia, MO 65211

User Experience and Usability Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description:
User Experience and Usability (UXU) graduate certificate is a 12 credit hour program. The UXU certificate program prepares students as significant professional contributors within design and development technology environments. This certificate would leverage currently available courses, resources and experienced faculty by channeling those assets into a meaningful program that a broad range of students and employers would find both desirable and valuable.

Certificate graduates would have competitive advantage to market themselves as prepared practicing professionals in the User Experience and Usability arena. Using Bloom’s taxonomy structure, the following is the clear statement of certificate educational objectives:

  • Analyze and develop strategies to support efficient user performance with effective tools and systems (Analysis/Create);
  • Create cultural sensitivity and inclusive conditions for data collection (Analysis/Create);
  • Design data instruments and implement data collection with tools (e.g. computer screen recording software, eye trackers, etc.) (Create/Apply);
  • Recommend and implement UX tools and methodologies to support objectives (Evaluate/Apply);
  • Organize and manage UX related projects (Create/Apply).

Certificate web site:
Not created at this time.

For information about certificate, contact:
Joi Moore, Ph.D., Program Director, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies

Email:  Phone:  (573) 884-2797
Address:  303 Townsend Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

International Development, Minor

On Campus

About the Interdisciplinary Minor

All graduate students at MU, regardless of department, are eligible to work toward the Interdisciplinary Minor in International Development. Students who complete the minor successfully will have this noted on their transcripts and be awarded a Certificate in International Development.

Interested students should contact Corinne Valdivia, PhD, director of the minor and research associate professor of agricultural economics.

Plan of Study

The requirements for acceptance and completion of work for the minor are as follows:

  1. The student must be enrolled as a master’s or PhD candidate in good standing at MU.
  2. A formal request to be included in the minor must be made in advance of taking courses, to the director, Associate Professor Corinne Valdivia, 210 Mumford Hall. This request should be approved by the student’s advisor. A copy will be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies.
  3. Once the student is admitted to the minor, s/he should seek advisement from the director and his/her advisor concerning which courses to take. Effective Fall 2005 the plan of study must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies no later than the semester before graduation.
  4. The student must satisfactorily complete a total of twelve credit hours in courses dealing with Third World Development. At least six of the twelve hours must be taken in at least two departments outside the student’s home department.
  5. Foreign language courses are not required, but students who are not fluent in a second language are strongly encouraged to take intensive language courses to develop competency. Credit or language courses does not count toward the twelve hours of credit required for the minor.
  6. When the required twelve hours of credit are completed from approved courses, the student’s advisor should inform the director, who will in turn inform the policy committee which governs the operation of the minor. This should be done in advance of the student’s orals to give members of the policy committee an opportunity to sit in on the examining committee if they so desire.
  7. The certificate is only awarded after all departmental and Office of Graduate Studies requirements for the advanced degree have been satisfied. An overall grade point average of 3.0 is required for the twelve hours within the minor.

Qualifying Courses

Students enrolled in the minor should check with the director to determine what courses they should take. Credit cannot be given for courses not on this list without approval by the director.

  • AG EC 8430 International Agricultural Development Policy (3)
  • ECONOM 7325 The International Monetary System (3)
  • ECONOM 7326 Economics of International Trade (3)
  • ECONOM 7360 Economic Development (Requisite: Econ 7351) (3)
  • ECONOM 9460 Development Economics (3)
  • ED 9459 International Education and National Development (3)
  • HIST 8445 Readings in World Environmental History (3)
  • JOURN 7658 International Journalism (2)
  • JOURN 7656 International News Media System (3)
  • POL SC 7640 African Politics (3)
  • POL SC 9610 Latin American Politics (3)
  • POL SC 9790 Seminar in Comparative Politics (3)
  • PUB AF 8630 Organizational Change in a Community and Global Context (3)
  • RU SOC 8287 Seminar in Social and Economic Development (3)
  • RU SOC 7335 Social Change and Trends (3)
  • RU SOC 7445 Seminar in Issues of Agriculture and Natural Resources (3)
  • RU SOC 9480 Quantitative Applications in Community Research (3)
  • SOC WK 7455 Latino/a Immigrants and Receiving Communities (3)
  • SOCIOL 7230 Women, Development and Globalization (also W&GST 7230) (3)
  • TAM 9150 International Trade in Textiles and Apparel (3)
  • ANTHRO 7300 Comparative Social Organization (3)
  • ANTHRO 7320 Ecological and Environmental Anthropology (3)
  • Selected Departments 7085/8085 Problems (1-3)
  • Selected Departments 7001/8001 Advanced Topics

Courses may be added or deleted from time to time. All courses are not necessarily offered every year.

Journalism, Master of Arts

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

The program offers an on-campus Master of Arts in Journalism and an online Master of Arts in Journalism with emphasis areas in health communication, interactive media, media management or strategic communication.

Admission criteria

Campus program deadlines:
Fall deadline: January 1
Spring deadline: September 1

Online program deadlines:
Fall deadline: July 1
Spring deadline: November 15
Summer deadline: April 15

*Note: Deadlines are adhered to strictly, and no applicant is considered for admission until all required information is received.

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based10017172517
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76676

Suggested GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE?Verbal + Quantitative
Prior to August 1, 20111100
On or after August 1, 2011V: 153-160; Q: 144-148

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 Journalism Master’s Program

Please upload the following application materials into the Graduate Studies online application:

  • Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts (in English) to the Academics section of your application.
  • 3 essays as specified on Departmental application website
  • Résumé
  • 3 letters of recommendation (use the online Graduate Studies application system)
  • GRE score

Interactive Media, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 15

Certificate description:
The Graduate Certificate in Interactive Media prepares students in the use of interactive, digital and social media. It provides insights into how people perceive and process digital messages. Students will investigate the psychological, social, ethical and legal issues regarding the roles and effects of digital news, advertising and public relations on society.

Certificate web site:
Not created at this time.

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Earnest Perry, Director of Graduate Studies in Journalism

Email:  
Phone:  (573) 882-4214
Address:  Missouri School of Journalism, 179 B Gannett Hall, Columbia, MO 65211

Informatics for Public Health, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Informatics for Public Health is designed to serve as a stand-alone certificate program for non-degree seeking students, public health care professionals and as an additional option for Master of Science in Health Informatics degree seeking students and Master of Public Health students. Courses taken for the certificate program are not intended to fulfill the requirements of any current graduate degree at MU. Students in the program will gain a basic knowledge of issues in public health informatics and competence in evaluating and discovering solutions for the current and future public health informatics challenges.

Certificate web site:
Not created at this time

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Iris Zachary, Director for the Informatics for Public Health Program

Email
Phone:  (573) 884-0698
Address:  CE707 Clinical Support & Education Building, DC006.00, Columbia, MO 65212