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Degrees Offered

Doctoral

Food and Hospitality Systems, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: April 30
Spring deadline: October 31
Summer deadline: January 31

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours of baccalaureate work
  • BS and MS in food science or food technology, hospitality management, business management, or agricultural technology or management from an accredited University or equivalent experience.
  • Only complete applications will be reviewed, no conditional acceptance is given

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type  Verbal+Quantitative**  Analytical
GRE* 297 3.0

*Note: The exam must have been taken no longer than 5 years prior.
**Note: Neither the verbal nor quantitative section can be below 143.

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 Food and Hospitality Systems Program

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

  • Unofficial transcripts: all applicants selected for admission will be required to submit official transcripts.
  • Personal statement: elaborating the reason for applicant’s interest in Food and Hospitality Systems
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation filled out through the Graduate School application: all 3 letters of recommendation must be from academic sources (professor of a course, faculty advisor, faculty graduate committee member) and must address the applicant’s academic abilities and potential as a graduate student.
  • GRE scores (no longer than five years prior)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (International applicants only)

Natural Resources with Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Application deadline: Rolling

  • Minimum GPA: 3.2 undergraduate GPA for the last 60 hours of coursework
  • Experience in research or management of natural resources. Practical skills are strongly considered.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed online Graduate Application for Admission
  • 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 Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Program

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

  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation and the accompanying evaluation sheets from people who can attest to the candidate’s scholastic and conservation field work abilities
  • Departmental application
  • Written response to 1 of 5 questions listed on the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Graduate Program Admissions page
  • TOEFL scores (when applicable)
  • Publications (optional)
  • Resume or CV

We require applicants to contact specific faculty to determine the availability of research assistantships prior to applying to the program.

An applicant contemplating graduate work in fisheries, limnology, conservation biology or wildlife should have a strong background in biological and physical sciences, including biology, botany, zoology, ecology, physiology and genetics. In addition, such taxonomic courses as plant taxonomy, invertebrate zoology, ichthyology, ornithology and mammalogy are highly desirable, as is a background in chemistry, mathematics, statistics and physics.

A background of 25 to 30 hours in biological sciences courses is desirable. Minor deficiencies may be remedied during the graduate program; major deficiencies may require preparatory coursework prior to consideration for admission.

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences degrees emphasize resource management at organismal, population, or ecosystem scales. An emphasis on resource management helps distinguish our program from basic biology; therefore, course work in fisheries or wildlife management, environmental science, resource policy, or other applied ecology fields is advantageous.

Natural Resources with Forestry Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: May 15
Spring deadline: October 15
Summer deadline: March 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Particular attention is given to the record of the last 2 years of undergraduate study, and/or the type and quality of professional experience since completion of the undergraduate degree. Doctoral candidates must demonstrate a higher level of achievement in each of these criteria.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

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 Forestry Program

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

  • 3 letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to evaluate scholarly capacity and professional qualities
  • Statement of purpose (an explanation/essay of your academic and career background and goals)
  • Résumé
  • Emphasis area application
  • Sample publication (optional)

Master's

Finance, Master of Science

100% Online

Admission Criteria

Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree from a college or University recognized by a regional accrediting agency in the U.S. and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the final 60 credit hours. Degrees from non-U.S. institutions must be recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education or Commission responsible for higher education in the country where the degree-granting institution is located. Please refer to the Graduate School web page for all degree requirements.

Neither a GMAT nor a GRE score is required but will be considered if submitted. Factors considered in the admissions decision include the quality and rigor of undergraduate classwork, potential for graduate work in finance, and career focus. Evidence to support these factors include items such as the personal statement portion of the application, any internships or post-graduation work experience, community involvement and service, and an interview (if requested by the admissions committee).

Deadlines for application to the MS Finance

Students may start the program at the beginning of the fall or spring semester. No summer or mid-semester entry is allowed at this time.

  • Fall deadline: July 1
  • Spring deadline: December 1

International Applicants

Please note that immigration documents will not be issued because the program is completed fully online. International students will be limited to online courses unless they have a current visa that allows them to study in the United States.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

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 Finance Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate School online application).
  • Résumé.
  • Letters of recommendation (optional).
  • GMAT or GRE scores (optional).
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international students).

Please click here for more details about admissions requirements and steps to apply.

Food and Hospitality Systems, Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: April 30
Spring deadline: October 31
Summer deadline: January 31

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours of baccalaureate work
  • BS in food science or food technology, hospitality management, business management, or agricultural technology or management from an accredited University
  • Only complete applications will be reviewed, no conditional acceptance is given

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type  Verbal+Quantitative**  Analytical
GRE* 297 3.0

*Note: The exam must have been taken no longer than 5 years prior.
**Note: Neither the verbal nor quantitative section can be below 143.

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 Food and Hospitality Systems Program

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

  • Unofficial transcripts: all applicants selected for admission will be required to submit official transcripts.
  • Personal statement: elaborating the reason for applicant’s interest in Food and Hospitality Systems
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation filled out through the Graduate School application: all 3 letters of recommendation must be from academic sources (professor of a course, faculty advisor, faculty graduate committee member) and must address the applicant’s academic abilities and potential as a graduate student.
  • GRE scores (no longer than five years prior)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (International applicants only)

Food and Hospitality Systems, Accelerated Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: April 30
Spring deadline: October 31
Summer deadline: January 31

Current MU undergraduate students are eligible to apply to this program. To be considered for admission to the accelerated MS program in Food and Hospitality Systems, a student must:

  • be in one of these undergraduate programs: Food Science and Nutrition, Hospitality Management, and Agricultural Systems Technology
  • Have completed at least 90 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a 3.2 GPA overall with a 3.5 or greater GPA in FHS track-related required courses

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.

For the Food and Hospitality Systems Program

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

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Personal statement: elaborating the reason for applicant’s interest in Food and Hospitality Systems
  • Resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation filled out through the Graduate School application: Both letters of recommendation must be from academic sources (professor of a course, faculty advisor, faculty research supervisor) and must address the applicant’s academic abilities and potential as a graduate student.

 

Natural Resources with Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Emphasis, Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Application deadline: Rolling

  • Minimum GPA: 3.2 undergraduate GPA for the last 60 hours of coursework
  • Experience in research or management of natural resources. Practical skills are strongly considered.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

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 Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Program

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

  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation and the accompanying evaluation sheets from people who can attest to the candidate’s scholastic and conservation field work abilities
  • Departmental application
  • Written response to 1 of 5 questions listed on the Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences Graduate Program Admissions page
  • TOEFL scores (when applicable)
  • Publications (optional)
  • Resume or CV

We require applicants to contact specific faculty to determine the availability of research assistantships prior to applying to the program.

An applicant contemplating graduate work in fisheries, limnology, conservation biology or wildlife should have a strong background in biological and physical sciences, including biology, botany, zoology, ecology, physiology and genetics. In addition, such taxonomic courses as plant taxonomy, invertebrate zoology, ichthyology, ornithology and mammalogy are highly desirable, as is a background in chemistry, mathematics, statistics and physics.

A background of 25 to 30 hours in biological sciences courses is desirable. Minor deficiencies may be remedied during the graduate program; major deficiencies may require preparatory coursework prior to consideration for admission.

Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences degrees emphasize resource management at organismal, population, or ecosystem scales. An emphasis on resource management helps distinguish our program from basic biology; therefore, course work in fisheries or wildlife management, environmental science, resource policy, or other applied ecology fields is advantageous.

Natural Resources with Forestry Emphasis, Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: May 15
Spring deadline: October 15
Summer deadline: March 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Particular attention is given to the record of the last 2 years of undergraduate study, and/or the type and quality of professional experience since completion of the undergraduate degree. Doctoral candidates must demonstrate a higher level of achievement in each of these criteria.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

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 Forestry Program

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

  • 3 letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to evaluate scholarly capacity and professional qualities
  • Statement of purpose (an explanation/essay of your academic and career background and goals)
  • Résumé
  • Emphasis area application
  • Sample publication (optional)

 

Graduate Certificate

Investments, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:  

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: Knowledge of investments is important in a number of careers. Jobs such as financial analyst, portfolio manager, wealth manager, personal financial planner, and risk manager require an advanced knowledge of investments. The educational objective of the Graduate Certificate in Investments is to provide cutting-edge knowledge to those people who wish to pursue a career in financial services, an “umbrella” description that includes the jobs listed above.

Certificate website:
https://online.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/mu/business/investments/grad-cert

Admission Criteria

Deadlines for application to the Graduate Certificate in Investments

Students may start the program at the beginning of the fall or spring semester.

  • Fall deadline: July 1
  • Spring deadline: December 1

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 Investments Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • Resume/CV

Please click here for more details about admissions requirements and steps to apply.

Financial Management, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: Knowledge of financial management is important in a number of careers. Jobs such as financial manager, financial analyst, cost analyst, credit manager, cash manager, risk manager, investor relations officer, treasurer, controller, and chief financial officer (CFO) require an advanced knowledge of financial management. The educational objective of the Graduate Certificate in Financial Management is to provide cutting-edge knowledge to those people who wish to pursue a career in financial management, corporate finance, or a related field.

Certificate web site:
https://business.missouri.edu/programs-admissions/graduate/graduate-certificates

Admission Criteria

Deadlines for application to the Graduate Certificate in Financial Management

Students may start the program at the beginning of the fall or spring semester.

  • Fall deadline: July 1
  • Spring deadline: December 1

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 Financial Management Program

  • Resume/CV
  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate School online application)

Please click here for more details about admissions requirements and steps to apply.

Food Safety and Defense, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes  

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: In an era of terrorism and global food systems, effective control of foodborne hazards requires advanced education. There is an urgent need for food industry personnel who, while working fulltime, would like to pursue more in-depth specialized training in food safety and security that is pertinent to their job. This certificate will help serve the needs of industry and agencies that must protect the human food supply from accidental or deliberate contamination with pathogenic microbes and/or toxicants.

Certificate web site:
https://foodscience.missouri.edu/graduate-studies/food-safety-cert/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: June 30
  • Spring semester: November 30
  • Summer semester: April 30

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 Food Safety and Defense Program

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

  • Unofficial transcripts: all applicants selected for admission will be required to submit official transcripts.
  • Personal statement: elaborating the reason for applicant’s interest in Food Safety and Defense
  • Resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation filled out through the Graduate School application: all 2 letters of recommendation are preferably from academic sources (professor of a course, faculty advisor, faculty graduate committee member).
  • GRE scores (optional)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (International applicants only)

Precision Agriculture Technology, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

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:
http://catalog.missouri.edu/collegeofagriculturefoodandnaturalresources/additionalcertificatesminors/grad-cert-precision-agriculture-technology/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadline

  • Fall semester: Rolling

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 Graduate Certificate Program

  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • GRE or GMAT scores (optional)

Family Nurse Practitioner, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  19.5

Certificate Description: Students who pursue the Family Nurse Practitioner area of study will be prepared to deliver evidence based comprehensive primary healthcare to individuals of all ages, from birth through older adulthood. he FNP role includes the diagnosis and treatment of common acute and episodic health problems as well as the management of chronic diseases. The student will utilize current research to provide health education to individuals and families and demonstrate expertise in health promotion and disease prevention. In addition, the student will be prepared to work independently and collaboratively to integrate advanced knowledge in the delivery of care to all populations including rural and other underserved communities.

Certificate Web site:
https://nursing.missouri.edu/academic-programs/

Admission Criteria

A holistic review process is utilized for admission, however, students interested in the Graduate Certificate program should meet the following admission criteria:

  • Advanced practice nursing certification and/or credentialing.
  • Master degree nursing from a program accredited by a national organization responsible for nursing accreditation (i.e. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate Certificate Program

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application (After acceptance to the Graduate Certificate program)
  • 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)
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