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Degrees Offered

Taxation, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:  

Stand Alone:  No  
Degree Dependent:  
 Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description:  Graduate students in Accountancy may use their accountancy electives and business electives to complete an emphasis in taxation. Upon completing the requirements listed below, a student will receive a Graduate Certificate issued from the Office of Graduate Studies in Taxation.

For information about certificate, contact:
Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business

Email:    
Phone: 
  (573) 882-9348
Address:    Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri, Cornell Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211

Theatre, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Deadline: January 15 for the following fall semester admission. We only admit once a year, barring extraordinary circumstances.

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in the last 60 hours

Probationary admission is possible. The director of graduate studies will advise the student in writing of what must be done to change the probationary admission to regular admission.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based11217171717
TOEFL Paper-based6505252N/A52
IELTS Academic86666

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 Theatre Program

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

  • Three Letters of Recommendation. The individual writing the letter of recommendation should submit letters electronically.
  • CV.
  • Personal Statement (2-3 pp.). Please include in your personal statement your reasons for applying to MU Theatre’s graduate program; please address specifically why and how our program and our faculty will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
  • Writing Sample(s). Please submit 2 examples of scholarly writing; if you are also a creative writer please submit one example (play, performance text, screenplay, etc.)

Theatre, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Deadline: January 15 for the following fall semester admission. We only admit once a year, barring extraordinary circumstances

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in the last 60 hours
  • GPA of 3.5 or better in master’s program

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based11217171717
TOEFL Paper-based6505252N/A52
IELTS Academic86666

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 Theatre Program

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

  • Three Letters of Recommendation. The individual writing the letter of recommendation should submit letters electronically.
  • CV.
  • Personal Statement (2-3 pp.). Please include in your personal statement your reasons for applying to MU Theatre’s graduate program; please address specifically why and how our program and our faculty will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
  • Writing Sample(s). Please submit 2 examples of scholarly writing; if you are also a creative writer please submit one example (play, performance text, screenplay, etc.)

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

Fall admission deadline: None (rolling admissions)
Spring admission deadline: None (rolling admissions)
Summer admission deadline: None (rolling admissions)

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

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 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

Human Environmental Sciences with Textile and Apparel Management Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

About Textile & Apparel Management Programs

Graduate programs in textile and apparel management offer the following areas of study: apparel product development and manufacturing; apparel marketing and merchandising; e-commerce, global sourcing and supply chain management, economic/trade issues related to textile and apparel; historical and cultural aspects of textiles and dress; and consumer marketplace concerns.

Degrees Offered

PhD in human environmental sciences with an emphasis area in textile and apparel management.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15 for early financial support considerations

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University in textile and apparel management or related field. Those with unrelated majors will need to do make-up work.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Recommended Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE?VerbalQuantitativeAnalytical
Prior to August 1, 2011500500160
On or after August 1, 20111531443.0

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

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

For the Textile and Apparel Management Program

  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate Studies application)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts from every college or University you have attended
  • GRE Scores
  • Latest vitae or resume
  • Digital portfolio is required for Apparel Design applicants. (Upload it to the Portfolio section)
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Two-minute video to show about who you are, why you want to pursue graduate degrees, and what your career goals are (Upload it to the Portfolio section)
  • TOEFL scores if international student

Textile and Apparel Management, Master of Science

On Campus

About Textile & Apparel Management Programs

Graduate programs in textile and apparel management offer the following areas of study: apparel product development and manufacturing; apparel marketing and merchandising; e-commerce, global sourcing and supply chain management, economic/trade issues related to textile and apparel; historical and cultural aspects of textiles and dress; and consumer marketplace concerns.

Degrees Offered

MS in textile and apparel management.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15 for early financial support considerations

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University in textile and apparel management or related field. Those with unrelated majors will need to do make-up work.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

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

Recommended Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE?VerbalQuantitativeAnalytical
Prior to August 1, 2011500500160
On or after August 1, 20111531443.0

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

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

For the Textile and Apparel Management Program

  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate Studies application)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts from every college or University you have attended
  • GRE Scores
  • Latest vitae or resume
  • Digital portfolio is required for Apparel Design applicants. (Upload it to the Portfolio section)
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Two-minute video to show about who you are, why you want to pursue graduate degrees, and what your career goals are (Upload it to the Portfolio section)
  • TOEFL scores if international student

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: Early Childhood Education, 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)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:   Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
 No

Total Credit Hours: 18

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares English language teachers, English language program administrators, language testers, and educational materials writers to work in contexts where English is a foreign language (EFL contexts).  The objectives of the certificate are to develop professionals with a) knowledge of the structure of the English language; b) an understanding of how languages are used and learned; and c) skills in designing and implementing pedagogical tasks to facilitate language learning. The certificate consists of 18 graduate credit hours divided among five core courses and one elective course.

Certificate web site:
http://online.missouri.edu/degreeprograms/ed-tesol/gradcertificate.aspx

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Nikki Ashcraft
Email:  
Phone:  (972) 226-0923 (remote)

Dr. Rachel Pinnow
Email:  
Phone:  (573) 882-8465
Address:  Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum, 303 Townsend Hall, University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211

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