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Degrees Offered

Participatory Health Research, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:  

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description: The graduate certificate in Participatory Health Research confirms the completion of graduate level training in the rationale, theoretical underpinnings, methods, and applications of participatory approaches for health and health systems. This methodology strives to develop equitable partnerships among host communities, stakeholders, policy makers, health care providers and researchers in an effort to work together to develop strategies and interventions that will enhance the health of a population.

Application Process

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

Required Application Materials

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Essay
  • Nursing supplemental information (built into the Graduate Studies application)
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • A copy of license for licensed health care professionals only (e.g. R.N., M.D.)

Certificate web site:
http://nursing.missouri.edu/academic-programs/certificate-participatory-health-research/

For information about certificate, contact:
Maithe Enriquez, PhD, APRN, Director for the Participatory Health Research Program

Email:    
Phone:  (816) 686-3242
Address:  S327 Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri

Pathobiology (Veterinary Pathobiology), Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: n/a

  • Minimum GRE score: GRE scores are required for most applicants (See professional students below). There is no minimum score for acceptance, but the committee uses GRE scores as an evaluative tool for admissions
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • Designated faculty mentor
  • Professional students with a DVM degree who had successfully completed graduate-level course work at a College or University within the United States may be eligible to waive the GRE. A qualifying examination administered by the doctoral committee may be required for admittance.

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 Pathobiology Area Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation (can be submitted through the Graduate Studies online application as well)
  • GRE scores (required)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letter of support from mentor
  • Resume or CV

Pathobiology (Pathology and Anatomical Sciences), Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

The Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences offers Doctoral (PhD) degrees with focus areas in Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Integrative Anatomy, and Translational Bioinformatics through the Pathobiology Area Program.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • Applications for admissions have to be submitted by January 15th for Fall semester matriculation. Applications are not reviewed at other times.

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal + Quantitative
GRE325

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 Pathobiology Area Program

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

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation are required. Provide these names and contact information for each in the “Recommendation Provider List”.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • At least one writing sample (e.g., publications, proposals, upper-level course term papers, thesis, etc.)
  • GRE score (optional)
  • TOEFL/IELTS score (if international)

Important: When registering online, choose the following options.

  • For “Admissions Category”, choose Doctorate- On Campus.
  • For “Academic Program”, choose one of the following options:
    • Pathobiology Area Program/Integrative Anatomy Focus (PhD)
    • Pathobiology Area Program/Pathology & Anatomical Sciences Focus (PhD)
    • Pathobiology Area Program/Translational Bioinformatics Focus (PhD)

Pathology & Anatomical Sciences, Master of Science

On Campus

Admission to candidacy in the master’s program is limited to those who hold at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or University.

Preference will be given to students with a college GPA of 3.5 or higher, GRE scores (verbal + analytical) over 325, and strong letters of recommendation.

Each candidate for the master’s degree is required to complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at the 8000 or 9000 level and maintain a B or better GPA in graduate course work, with no more than 12 hours of research, problems, seminars or special investigations.

Candidates also must satisfactorily complete a thesis.  A candidate is expected to demonstrate knowledge of clinical and/or research techniques and to defend the thesis.

Faculty members advise students regarding their program of study and thesis research.  A list of graduate faculty eligible to supervise MS students is available on the departmental website.

Required courses and those of special interest should complement the student’s academic background and career objectives.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • Applications for admissions have to be submitted by January 15th for Fall semester matriculation. Applications are not reviewed at other times.

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal + Quantitative
GRE325

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 Pathology and Anatomical Sciences Program

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

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation are required. Provide these names and contact information for each in the “Recommendation Provider List”.
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • At least one writing sample (e.g., publications, proposals, upper-level course term papers, thesis, etc.)
  • GRE score (optional)
  • TOEFL/IELTS score (if international)

Important: When registering online, choose the following options.

  • For “Admissions Category”, choose Masters- On Campus.
  • For “Academic Program”, choose Pathology and Anatomical Sciences (MS).

Financial and Housing Counseling, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

 

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  18

Certificate description: The purpose of the Financial and Housing Certificate is to develop a student’s financial and housing counseling skills and to prepare a student to sit for the Accredited Financial Counselor and Certified Housing Counselor exam offered through the National Association for Financial Planning and Counseling Education. Students with this background would be equipped to provide professional assistance in debt counseling, financial management, and housing finance to those in need. Typical clients would include those with low levels of income and resources, disaster recovery, and military personnel dealing with financial and housing issues related to deployment or relocation. This certificate is offered collaboratively with the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GP-IDEA).

Certificate web site:
http://online.missouri.edu/degreeprograms/financialplanning/housing-counseling.aspx

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Deanna Sharpe 

Email:  
Phone:  (573) 882-9652
Address:  239 Stanley Hall, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO 65211

Human Environmental Sciences with Personal Financial Planning Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: April 1 (February 1 for assistantship application)
Spring deadline: October 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

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 Personal Financial Planning Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts
  • Resume

Personal Financial Planning, Master of Science

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: April 1 (February 1 for assistantship application)
Spring deadline: October 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

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 Personal Financial Planning Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores (not required for the applied track- Personal Financial Planning)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts
  • Resume

Personal Financial Planning, Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  18 

Certificate description: Students may earn a Certificate in Personal Financial Planning in this resident, non-degree, post-baccalaureate CFP® Board registered program. Graduate coursework in Personal Financial Planning at the University of Missouri analyzes household and consumer economic conditions and behavior, economic and social policy and the interrelationships among these elements. The Certificate focuses just on the education needed to sit for the CFP® exam.

Certificate web site:
http://online.missouri.edu/degreeprograms/human-environmental-sciences/personal-financial-planning/grad-cert/

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Deanna L. Sharpe, PhD. Associate Professor

Email:     
Phone: 
 (573) 882-7836
Address:  Department of Personal Financial Planning, College of Human Environmental Sciences 239 Stanley Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: February 20

  • Average GPA in the major: 3.9

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based10017172317
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76676

Average GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal Quantitative
GRE163155

Although we award an MA degree, we admit students to our PhD program only (with the MA obtained in the process). Any unusual circumstances regarding failure to meet the minimum requirements should be called to the attention of the director of graduate admissions.

Eligibility for any graduate work in philosophy requires the equivalent of the following six undergraduate courses in philosophy: formal logic, ethics, ancient philosophy, modern philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysics.

Deficiencies may be made up after the student is enrolled at MU.

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 Philosophy Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation (submission through the online application system)
  • Statement of interest (upload to the online application)
  • Writing sample (upload to the online application)
  • Resume/CV (upload to the online application)
  • Departmental application (download this from https://philosophy.missouri.edu/grad/apply-graduate-program and then upload to the online application).
  • GRE score report: MU’s school code is 6875; philosophy’s department code is 2801 (Only electronic scores are acceptable)
  • TOEFL score: MU’s school code is 6875; philosophy’s department code is 2801 (International applicants only)

Physical Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Summer deadline: September 30

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Prerequisites for the Doctoral Degree

Note: The DPT program accepts students to begin the professional program only for summer terms, which begin in June.

Admission to the DPT program is available through regular admission (applicants will have a bachelor’s degree prior to beginning the professional program) or through an early admission option that allows students to enter the professional program with 90 credit hours.

All applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA in the core required courses and as a cumulative GPA in the last 60 credit hours.

On-campus interviews are required for admission to the professional program.

Students who enter without a bachelor’s degree must have satisfied the MU general education and graduation requirements and taken two Writing Intensive courses at MU.  These applicants must possess a 3.5 GPA.

All students are strongly encouraged to contact the School of Health Professions Student Affairs Office for advisement and planning well in advance of application.

Admission to the program is selective.

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 Physical Therapy Program

  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • 2 letters of recommendation as specified by the application guidelines
  • Curriculum Vitae (resume) as specified by the application guidelines
  • Un-official transcripts (Year of application, summer grades must be recorded on transcript)
  • GRE score report
  • Departmental application fee

Physics, Master of Science

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: March 1 (for full consideration)
Spring deadline: October 1

  • Minimum GRE score: none set

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Please consult the Physics Department homepage for details regarding the application process and the required 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 Physics and Astronomy Program

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

  • Official GRE score reports (required). Submit using institution code 6875 and department code 0808.
  • The results of the GRE Advanced Physics Test, if available (not mandatory, but strongly recommended)
  • International applicants: If your first language is not English, submit your official TOEFL scores using institution code 6875 and department code 76.
  • A statement of purpose, in which you tell us a bit about yourself (e.g. your motivations, career goals, and research interests, and why you chose to apply at the University of Missouri)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A resume/CV
  • Your official transcripts

Physics, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: March 1 (for full consideration)
Spring deadline: October 1

  • Minimum GRE score: none set

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Please consult the Physics Department homepage for details regarding the application process and the required 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 Physics and Astronomy Program

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

  • Official GRE score reports (required). Submit using institution code 6875 and department code 0808.
  • The results of the GRE Advanced Physics Test, if available (not mandatory, but strongly recommended)
  • International applicants: If your first language is not English, submit your official TOEFL scores using institution code 6875 and department code 76.
  • A statement of purpose, in which you tell us a bit about yourself (e.g. your motivations, career goals, and research interests, and why you chose to apply at the University of Missouri)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A resume/CV
  • Your official transcripts

Teaching High School Physics, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  13

Certificate description:  Through this project, participants gain an expanded range of leadership expertise, content knowledge and pedagogical proficiency to share with others, as they become resources and catalysts for reform in science education at the secondary and post-secondary institutional levels. Ultimately, the overall goal is a significant increase in student achievement in science and science coursework.

Certificate web site: www.physicsfirstmo.org

For information about certificate, contact:
Department of Physics

Email:  
Phone: 
(573) 882-7997
Address:   33 Physics Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Plant, Insect & Microbial Sciences, Master of Science

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: Flexible, December 15 for greatest financial aid consideration

  • Minimum GRE score: none set
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
  • Demonstrated capability to perform graduate-level work

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 Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences Program

All documents must be uploaded directly to the Graduate Studies online application.

  • Unofficial transcripts. Upload to the online application to expedite review of your application by the program.  Please note that hard copies of official transcripts are not required until you are accepted into the program.
  • Three letters of reference from people who can comment on your ability to succeed in office of graduate studies (upload to the online application).
  • A brief resume (one to two pages, upload to the online application)
  • A clearly written, one- to two-page motivation statement that outlines your educational and career goals (upload to the online application)
  • Official GRE scores. Submit using ETS institution code 6875. There is no minimum GRE score. The GRE is required for some scholarship opportunities such as the MU Life Science Fellowship Program. For admission into our program, it is preferred but not an absolute requirement.
  • Official TOEFL scores, if you are from a country where English is not an official language. Submit using ETS institution code 6875.

Plant, Insect & Microbial Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: Flexible, December 15 for greatest financial aid consideration

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum GRE score: none set
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college
  • Demonstrated capability to perform graduate-level work

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 Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences Program

All documents must be uploaded directly to the Graduate Studies online application.

  • Unofficial transcripts. Upload to the online application to expedite review of your application by the program.  Please note that hard copies of official transcripts are not required until you are accepted into the program.
  • Three letters of reference from people who can comment on your ability to succeed in office of graduate studies (upload to the online application).
  • A brief resume (one to two pages, upload to the online application)
  • A clearly written, one- to two-page motivation statement that outlines your educational and career goals (upload to the online application)
  • Official GRE scores. Submit using ETS institution code 6875. There is no minimum GRE score. The GRE is required for some scholarship opportunities such as the MU Life Science Fellowship Program. For admission into our program, it is preferred but not an absolute requirement.
  • Official TOEFL scores, if you are from a country where English is not an official language. Submit using ETS institution code 6875.

Political Science, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: December 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours and in political science courses
  • Applicant should have at least 12 hours of upper-level course work in political science (recommended)
  • An undergraduate major in an area other than political science may be acceptable

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8817171717
TOEFL Paper-based5705252N/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 Political Science Program

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application, including the application fee
  • One to two page statement of purpose, describing the applicant’s interests and goals in graduate study in Political Science
  • Three letters of recommendation from those who can judge academic potential
  • Unofficial transcripts from all degree-granting universities attended
  • Official results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Academic writing sample
  • CV
  • For international students only, official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Political Science, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: December 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours and in political science courses
  • Applicant should have at least 12 hours of upper-level course work in political science (recommended)
  • An undergraduate major in an area other than political science may be acceptable

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8817171717
TOEFL Paper-based5705252N/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 Political Science Program

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application, including the application fee
  • One to two page statement of purpose, describing the applicant’s interests and goals in graduate study in Political Science
  • Three letters of recommendation from those who can judge academic potential
  • Unofficial transcripts from all degree-granting universities attended
  • Official results from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Academic writing sample
  • CV
  • For international students only, official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Lifespan Development, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  No
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description:  Developmental psychology and lifespan developmental studies include the scientific study of psychological changes that occur over the life course. Therefore, developmental studies are inherently interested in many of the same questions of other areas of psychology, education, family studies, etc., but by investigating the ways in which particular psychological processes change and develop from infancy to adolescence, and through to adulthood. The purpose of the graduate certificate in lifespan development is to provide students in other areas of psychological study, or human behavior broadly defined, a better understanding of the ways in which psychological functions change with age, as well as the challenges and special considerations that are a part of research with children and adolescents and how they may be different from those of working with adults.

Certificate web site:
http://psychology.missouri.edu/dev

For information about certificate, contact: 
Dr. Nicole Campione-Barr, Coordinator

Email:                 
Phone: 
 (573) 884-1681
Address:   Lifespan Development Graduate Certificate Program, 204D McAlester Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211

Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: December 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum GRE score: no minimum, subject test is strongly recommended

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

An interview is required for admission to the clinical psychology program. Students earn an MA en route to the PhD, but we do not admit students seeking a terminal master’s degree.

Most students accepted have an undergraduate major in psychology or its equivalent. Acceptance is based on training, quality of work, recommendations, GRE scores and other information. For additional information on admission requirements, consult Graduate Study in Psychology and Associated Fields, published annually by the American Psychological Association and available in most libraries.

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 Psychology Program

  • All application materials should be submitted directly through the Office of Graduate Studies Online Application
    • Select at least one, but not more than three, faculty members on the Faculty Interest Document for the year in which you apply to attend. The Faculty Interest Document will be available around October prior to the application year.
    • 500 word personal statement
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing Sample/Sample of Work: Research or academic paper you authored, preferably in your area of interest.
    • Official GRE score report. Subject Test recommend for applicants to the Clinical program.
    • CV/Resume – Your resume or vita should list relevant research achievements, including published papers, conference presentation and fellowships.

Global Public Affairs, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   No

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: As organizations work to address contemporary policy issues,they continue  to seek managers and analysts who understand the processes and implications  of globalization and who are knowledgeable  about cultural, political and economic diversity and linkages. This certificate  focuses on acquiring an understanding of cultural  differences as well as academic knowledge relevant to public affairs. Both coursework and international experience are required  components.  All students must complete the required  course and three additional graduate-level courses related to Global Public Affairs as approved by the Director  of the Global Certificate.  To fulfill the requirement of experience abroad, students must demonstrate significant international experience through such activities as student exchange, coursework, internship, Peace Corps, or similar work.  The Truman School and the University  of Missouri offer such opportunities, though in some cases, this requirement can be fulfilled based on  experience prior to enrolling in the Truman School or MU.

Certificate web site:
http://truman.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates/

For information about certificate, contact:
Truman School of Public Affairs

Email:   
Phone:  (573) 884-1656
Address:    101 Middlebush Hall, Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO    65211

Grantsmanship, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Truman School offers the only graduate grant writing certificate program in the country. Students learn to write grant proposals and manage grant-funded programs effectively. Learn winning grant writing techniques and proper grant management with this four-course graduate certificate in grantsmanship. As a completely online certificate program, our program is well-suited for a variety of audiences, including both working professionals, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. Community-based professionals in nonprofit organizations, employees of state and local government, educators in K-12 settings, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and young faculty members–anyone working in or seeing careers with organizations and activities that are dependent on external funding will benefit from this program. Students with graduate standing in any field are eligible to enroll. Students do not need to be enrolled in a specific graduate degree program to participate in the program.

Certificate web site:
http://truman.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates/

For information about certificate, contact:
Truman School of Public Affairs

Email:  Phone: (573) 884-1656
Address: 101 Middlebush Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Nonprofit Management, Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The graduate certificate in nonprofit management provides students with the managerial, fiduciary, and analytical tools necessary for leadership of nonprofit entities. The goal is to develop and hone skills that can be used to achieve organizational missions uniquely aimed at serving the interests of the community.

Certificate web site:
http://truman.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates/

For information about certificate, contact:
Truman School of Public Affairs

Email:  
Phone: 
 (573) 884-1656
Address:  101 Middlebush Hall     University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211

Organizational Consulting and Change, Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The graduate certificate in organizational change is a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector approach to the theory and practice of transforming organizations and communities in a technologically advanced and global economy. Students will have an opportunity to develop knowledge and competencies appropriate to the advanced study and diagnosis of evolving and emerging organizations and communities in the public, private, and nonprofit arena. They will find a curriculum supportive of careers in academics, management, and consulting.

Certificate web site:
http://truman.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates/

For information about certificate, contact:
Truman School of Public Affairs

Email:  
Phone: 
 (573) 884-1656
Address: 
101 Middlebush Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO  65211

Public Management, Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:   Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  12 

Certificate description: To advance in careers in state and local government, public managers need to be effective leaders who manage resources ethically and responsibly. Public management certificate students improve their skills for managing people, budgets, and more effective organizations overall.

Certificate website:
http://truman.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates/

For information about certificate, contact:
Truman School of Public Affairs

Email:      
Phone: 
 (573) 884-1656
Address:  101 Middlebush Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Public Policy, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12 

Certificate description: The public policy specialization offers students a strong foundation in the skills necessary to work effectively in the policy environment.  Students in the public policy specialization learn theories of the policy process, quantitative and qualitative research methods to analyze policy, and program evaluation.  Students also have the opportunity to gain expertise in specific policy areas including education policy, environmental policy, health policy, social policy, and regional development policy.

Certificate web site:
http://truman.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates/

For information about certificate, contact:
Truman School of Public Affairs

Email:    
Phone:  (573) 884-1656
Address:  101 Middlebush Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Public Affairs, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

The Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri offers an interdisciplinary PhD in Public Affairs that prepares graduates for careers in universities, colleges and applied research settings in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Students complete core sequences in public policy and management as well as research methods, and specializations tailored to students’ research interests. For more information, please contact Dr. Irma Arteaga, coordinator of the PhD program, at 573-882-2718 or .

Admission Criteria

  • Fall deadline: January 5
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • GRE scores above the 50th percentile in each of the quantitative, verbal and analytical writing sections

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 Public Affairs program

  • Transcripts of all previous college or University education
  • Statement of Interest
  • Curriculum vitae/résumé
  • Writing sample
  • PhD Personal Data Sheet
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE Score Report
  • TOEFL or IELTS Score Report (required of applicants whose native language is not English):
    • University of Missouri Institution Code: 6875
    • Public Affairs Department Code: 4801

Public Affairs, Master of Public Affairs

100% Online On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: Priority admission and funding consideration are given to applications received by January 15.
Spring deadline: November 15
Late submissions considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Admission to the MPA program is competitive and open to students holding baccalaureate degrees from accredited institutions and meeting admissions standards of the Truman School of Public Affairs and the Office of Graduate Studies.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE298

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 Public Affairs Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • GRE score report (GRE alternatives accepted: LSAT and GMAT scores will be considered)
  • TOEFL or IELTS report (required of applicants whose native language is not English)
  • Statement of Career Eligibility (required for professionals applying for the mid-career and mid-career online options)

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

Global Public Health, Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Application Deadlines (Domestic Applicants)

  • Fall Semester: July 1st
  • Spring Semester: October 1st
  • Summer Semester: May 1st

Application Deadline (International Applicants)

  • Fall Semester: June 1st

Officially approved as:  

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: No

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description: In order to exercise public health leadership in a modern global society, students need to understand complex social issues from multiple  viewpoints, communicate effectively and respectfully across cultures, and understand the international  components of health. The purpose of this certificate is to enhance the capacity of students to understand the global dimensions of public health issues, including global disparities in health and differing economic and social perspectives, and to work effectively with culturally diverse communities.

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

For information about certificate, contact:
Lise Saffran

Email:  
Phone:  (573) 884-6844
Address:  802 Lewis Hall

Public Health, Master of Public Health

100% Online On Campus

The program offers a Masters of Public Health with emphasis areas in Health Promotion & Policy and Veterinary Public Health.

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines- Domestic Applicants (Including Dual Degree Programs)

  • Fall Semester: June 1st
  • Spring Semester: October 1st
  • Summer Semester: April 1st

Application Deadline- International Applicants (Including Dual Degree Programs)

  • Fall Semester: May 1st (Internationals only accepted for Fall semesters)
  • Applications from international applicants will only be accepted for Fall Semester admission, unless the applicant is currently a University of Missouri (MU) student enrolled in another full-time program.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666
  • Minimum GRE score: not set
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

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 Public Health Program

  • Personal data sheet (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Unofficial copies of your transcripts of coursework from all universities, colleges, and/or technical schools you’ve attended in the past
  • Personal essay
  • Resume or CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • GRE score report
  • TOEFL or IELTS (For international applicants only)

Please note also that the committee may waive the GRE requirement for applicants who have completed a master’s or doctoral degree program. Applicants should include a waiver request with their application.

Public Health, Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Application Deadlines (Domestic Applicants)

  • Fall Semester: June 1st
  • Spring Semester: October 1st
  • Summer Semester: April 1st

Application Deadline (International Applicants)

  • Fall Semester: May 1st

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  12 

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Public Health offers working professionals the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of foundational areas of public health, including biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health and health services administration. Students may earn a stand-alone certificate after twelve credit hours (four courses) or may apply earned credits toward the MPH, should they wish to continue their studies. Certificate students who receive B’s or better in all four courses are automatically recommended for admission into the MPH program.

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

For information about certificate, contact:
Sandy Gummersheimer
MPH Academic Advisor
Master of Public Health Program

Email:   
Phone:  (573) 884-6836
Address:   Masters of Public Health, 802 Lewis Hall University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Natural Resources with Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Emphasis, Master of Science

On Campus

Submit all required documents in electronic format in the Graduate Studies online application system. Contact the emphasis coordinator or School of Natural Resources Director of Graduate Programs if your experience any difficulties.

Admission Criteria

Application deadline: Rolling

  • GRE required
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Minimum TOEFL scores: 80 (Internet); 550 (paper)
  • To be accepted as a candidate for the degree, an applicant must possess an undergraduate degree and academic performance that displays a breadth and depth of University education in social, behavioral, mathematical and natural sciences and major-specific coursework.

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 Parks, Recreation and Tourism Program

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

  • Statement of purpose (1-3 pages, describes your academic and career background and goals)
  • Resume or CV
  • College/University transcripts (from every college or university attended)
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (for international applicants)
  • Three letters of recommendation (use provided form and submit letters online)

Once all these items have been received, the faculty will begin our deliberations for acceptance into our program. No student is accepted without an advisor.  It is possible that you meet minimum requirements for entrance but be denied acceptance because no advisor is able to sponsor your degree program. We strongly encourage you to email or contact the professors you are interested in working with. Direct contact is a good way to introduce yourself as well as get additional information about the program

Biomedical Sciences with Pathobiology Emphasis, Master of Science

On Campus

About the Program

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers a master of science degree in biomedical sciences with a specialization in veterinary pathobiology and/or laboratory animal medicine, which is administered through the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. The degree requires 30 credit hours of work including courses, seminars, research, and problems courses. The program includes research in a particular field and defense of a thesis which embodies the results of this work. Certain areas of emphasis require submission of a formal master’s thesis while others require preparation of a publishable manuscript.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: n/a

  • Minimum GRE score: GRE scores required
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • Designated faculty mentor
  • Professional students with a DVM degree may be eligible to waive the GRE.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

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

For the Academic Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation (can be submitted through the Graduate Studies online application as well)
  • GRE scores
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letter of support from mentor
  • Resume or CV

Precision Agriculture Technology, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: No

Total Credit Hours: 12

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

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

Certificate web site:
Not created at this time.

For information about certificate, contact:
Leon Schumacher

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

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