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Degrees Offered

Doctoral

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Entrance TermApplication Deadline
FallJanuary 15
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One or more courses in each of the following: organic chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics (calculus and statistics), physics, introductory genetics
  • Research experience highly desirable
  • Broad background in biology

Note: Deficiencies in the subjects listed can be remedied after admission.

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 Genetics Area Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • GRE scores (optional)
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants)

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Application Deadlines

Entrance TermPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
FallJanuary 28 for guaranteed consideration for departmental financial aidMay 1
SpringNovember 15

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 Geological Sciences Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation (submitted through the Graduate School online application)
  • Personal statement (uploaded into Graduate School online application)
  • GRE scores (optional, but recommended)
  • Resume (optional, but recommended)

Master's

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Entrance TermApplication Deadline
FallJanuary 15; rolling thereafter
  • Applications submitted earlier than January 15 will be considered for acceptance into the program on an ongoing basis, but funding offers (the awarding of Teaching Assistantships) will only be made and communicated after the January 15 deadline.
  • Applications received after January 15 will be considered for acceptance into the program and may also be considered for Teaching Assistantships should positions remain available.
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Undergraduate major in German or equivalent

Note: The department reserves the right to evaluate the work presented for admission and to determine how the student may make up for background deficiencies.

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 German Program

  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Writing sample

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Application Deadlines

Entrance TermPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
FallJanuary 28 for guaranteed consideration for departmental financial aidMay 1
SpringNovember 15

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 Geological Sciences Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation (submitted through the Graduate School online application)
  • Personal statement (uploaded into Graduate School online application)
  • GRE scores (optional, but recommended)
  • Resume (optional, but recommended)

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

Entrance TermPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
FallFebruary 15 (to be considered for financial support)April 1
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Preparation for graduate work in geography should include undergraduate courses in geography. Upon consultation with their advisor, students with insufficient background work in geography may be required to take additional undergraduate courses.

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 Geography Program

All elements of the application including those required by the department are submitted through the Graduate School online application. For complete instructions, see the Department of Geography website.

  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • GRE scores optional

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

Entrance TermApplication Deadline
FallJune 2 (Click here to see more information)

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 Data Science and Analytics Program

  • Resume
  • Personal Statement (why you want to pursue an MS in Data Science & Analytics, how data science will advance your career/life, and any other information you feel might support the application)

Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The objective of the Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Data Science is to enable students from multiple different graduate programs at the University of Missouri, as well as professionals in the workforce, to receive education and training in the emerging field of Data Science as it applied to the fields of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), location-based systems and services, and related fields (e.g., epidemiology). Data science skills are increasingly necessary for all fields of advanced study due to the emergence of large-scale data and the incumbent challenges across academia and industry. This certificate will support the University of Missouri’s strategic goals of increasing outreach and education for professional development and continuing education.  

At the conclusion of the Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Data Science, students will:  

  1. Gain knowledge and experience with the exploitation of geospatial data that is stored in a variety of formats and source locations, as well as experience developing geospatial visualizations of data, blending multiple geospatial data layers as well as non-spatial data. 
  2. Have a comprehensive understanding of modern geospatial data analytics, statistical analysis, and machine learning tools for large Geospatial Big Data.  
  3. Be able to effectively communicate to a broad audience relevant information derived from large geospatial data collections using a variety of visualization and presentation methods.  
  4. Understand and leverage a variety of geospatial data formats, including raster data from airborne and spaceborne sensors, as well as derived vector data layers. 

Certificate web site: In development

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

Entrance TermApplication Deadline
FallApril 21 (Click here to see more information)

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 Data Science and Analytics Program

  • Resume
  • Personal Statement (why you want to pursue a certificate in Data Science & Analytics, how data science will advance your career/life, and any other information you feel might support the application)

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description: The 100% online Gifted Education Certificate will prepare highly qualified educators to provide evidence-based practices and supports to gifted children and their families. Scholars completing the certificate program will be able to deliver EBPs that are effective in supporting gifted and talented learners to achieve long-term outcomes of student success. This graduate certificate may serve as a stand-alone credential or be applied towards the required coursework to obtain gifted teaching certification and/or a master’s degree.

Certificate web site: https://cehd.missouri.edu/special-education/degrees-programs/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

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

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

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Personal data sheet (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE score report (optional)

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description:

This Graduate Certificate in Global Education and Leadership prepares and positions educators to develop, sustain, and lead globally-minded schools (preschool to high school). Regardless of geographic location, educators and students are growing and learning in a transnational world. Examining global and local contexts, this certificate will provide the theories, tools, and resources for aspiring principals, curriculum leaders and other educators to successfully lead colleagues and students to be critical, reflective, and inquiring global stewards with refined intercultural skills. Students who complete the required courses are eligible to apply for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Certificate in Leadership in Practice.

The required four courses for this certificate each take an inquiry approach that allows educators to question and examine locally-relevant and globally-minded leadership principles and practices. The program as a whole expands upon ELPA’s commitment to developing equitable and inclusive leadership by bridging best practices in school leader development with the underpinning values of the International Baccalaureate (IB) organization (ibo.org) and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg4). In turn, the core value underlying the certificate is to foment intercultural understanding and global-mindedness in each of these critical aspects of educational leadership:

  • Effective curriculum and instruction
  • Collaborative teamwork
  • Risk-taking and innovation
  • Reflective practice
  • Leadership development
  • Systems of continuous improvement

Certificate web site: https://education.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates-minors/global-education-and-leadership/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Summer semester: Rolling – preferred date April 1
  • Fall semester: Rolling – preferred date July 1
  • Spring semester: Rolling – preferred date November 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 Graduate Certificate Program

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description:
The graduate certificate in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is a 12 credit-hour interdisciplinary certificate consisting of two Supply Chain courses (one from Management and one from Industrial Engineering) and one Analytics elective and one Supply Chain / Operations elective. Certificate holders will gain knowledge in operations management, analytics, sourcing/procurement, logistics, distribution, transportation, information technology, and decision sciences.

Certificate web site:
https://engineering.missouri.edu/degree/graduate-certificate-in-global-supply-chain-management/

Academic Requirements for the Stand-Alone Certificate:
Prerequisite for the stand-alone certificate is a baccalaureate degree and prior statistical coursework.  Students with either an AACSB accredited BS in Business or an ABET accredited BS in Industrial Engineering will meet this requirement. Students who are pursuing the stand-alone certificate must dually enroll in the Graduate School, admitted to the GSCM Graduate Certificate Program and receive graduate credit for their 12 semester hours of stand-alone certificate courses.

Academic Requirements for the Obtaining Certificate as part of other MU degree:
Students currently enrolled in MU MBA, MS Business or MS/PhD Industrial Engineering programs will meet admission requirements and need to complete the required 12 semester credits of the GSCM program.

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall deadline: Rolling
  • Spring deadline: Rolling
  • Summer deadline: 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 Global Supply Chain Management Program

  • Statement of purpose (for online program only)
  • Resume/CV (for online program only)

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes

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 of Government and Public Affairs 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:
https://truman.missouri.edu/degree-programs/graduate-certificates

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

Entrance TermApply byClasses begin
SpringNovember 1January
Spring, second 8-week sessionFebruary 1March/April
SummerMay 1June
FallJuly 1August
Fall, second 8-week sessionSeptember 1October

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

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Public Affairs Application (built into the Graduate School online application)

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: Gerontological social work is one of the fastest growing fields within the profession, with a 25-34% job growth in the past decade. Therefore, the demand for social workers who have specialized training in working with older adults is very high. This certificate program is designed to help train the next generation of geriatric social work practitioners. Individuals enrolled in this certificate program will build knowledge and expertise in working with older adults and their families in a variety of settings that serve the aging population. This program offers an interdisciplinary emphasis, as social workers often work on large, interdisciplinary teams on behalf of their older clients. In addition, this program also focuses on building awareness of aging policies and services, as well as advocacy of older adults. As a result of earning this Graduate Certificate in Gerontological Social Work, students enrolled in an MSW program as well as practicing social workers who hold a BSW or MSW degree can expect enhanced employability in the field.

Certificate website:
https://healthprofessions.missouri.edu/social-work/graduate-certificate-in-gerontological-social-work/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Summer semester: March 15
  • Fall semester: March 15
  • Spring semester: November 15

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

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

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes

Total Credit Hours:  18

Certificate description: An education in geospatial intelligence theories, methods, and applications is central to many problem-solving tasks and as such, students with proficiency in these areas are well-suited for an array of employment  positions in sectors such as academia, military, intelligence analysis, emergency response and disaster management, law enforcement, etc.

Certificate web site:
https://geography.missouri.edu/current-students/geospatial-intelligence

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Summer semester: Rolling
  • Fall semester: Rolling
  • Spring 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

  • Unofficial Transcripts

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes  

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: Students from a wide range of disciplines will benefit from students with the theoretical, practical and technical skills that are essential for the analysis of spatial data. Learners become proficient in the use and application of GIS technologies through a flexible set of courses and hands-on experiences. The program offers the training and experience necessary to prepare for the rapidly expanding professional opportunities available in the diverse set of fields that depend on geographic information.

Certificate web site:
https://geography.missouri.edu/current-students/geographic-information-science

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Summer semester: Rolling
  • Fall semester: Rolling
  • Spring 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

  • Unofficial Transcripts

Interdisciplinary Degree

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description:
The graduate certificate in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) is a 12 credit-hour interdisciplinary certificate consisting of two Supply Chain courses (one from Management and one from Industrial Engineering) and one Analytics elective and one Supply Chain / Operations elective. Certificate holders will gain knowledge in operations management, analytics, sourcing/procurement, logistics, distribution, transportation, information technology, and decision sciences.

Certificate web site:
https://engineering.missouri.edu/degree/graduate-certificate-in-global-supply-chain-management/

Academic Requirements for the Stand-Alone Certificate:
Prerequisite for the stand-alone certificate is a baccalaureate degree and prior statistical coursework.  Students with either an AACSB accredited BS in Business or an ABET accredited BS in Industrial Engineering will meet this requirement. Students who are pursuing the stand-alone certificate must dually enroll in the Graduate School, admitted to the GSCM Graduate Certificate Program and receive graduate credit for their 12 semester hours of stand-alone certificate courses.

Academic Requirements for the Obtaining Certificate as part of other MU degree:
Students currently enrolled in MU MBA, MS Business or MS/PhD Industrial Engineering programs will meet admission requirements and need to complete the required 12 semester credits of the GSCM program.

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall deadline: Rolling
  • Spring deadline: Rolling
  • Summer deadline: 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 Global Supply Chain Management Program

  • Statement of purpose (for online program only)
  • Resume/CV (for online program only)

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes  

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: Students from a wide range of disciplines will benefit from students with the theoretical, practical and technical skills that are essential for the analysis of spatial data. Learners become proficient in the use and application of GIS technologies through a flexible set of courses and hands-on experiences. The program offers the training and experience necessary to prepare for the rapidly expanding professional opportunities available in the diverse set of fields that depend on geographic information.

Certificate web site:
https://geography.missouri.edu/current-students/geographic-information-science

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Summer semester: Rolling
  • Fall semester: Rolling
  • Spring 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

  • Unofficial Transcripts

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Entrance TermApplication Deadline
FallJanuary 15
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One or more courses in each of the following: organic chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics (calculus and statistics), physics, introductory genetics
  • Research experience highly desirable
  • Broad background in biology

Note: Deficiencies in the subjects listed can be remedied after admission.

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 Genetics Area Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • GRE scores (optional)
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants)