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Admission Criteria

MEd in PK-12 Educational Leadership and Administration:

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

MEd in Higher Education:

  • Fall deadline
    • Priority deadline: January 15
    • Second priority deadline: May 15
    • All applications received after May 15 will be considered on a rolling basis until August 1
  • Spring deadline: September 15
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 (A=4.0)

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

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

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

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

For the ELPA Program

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

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

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