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Gerontology, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  21

Certificate description: A certificate in gerontology is ideal for professionals in a variety of aging-related fields. Areas include senior-services organizations like centers on aging; senior centers; nursing homes; assisted, independent, and aging-in-place living facilities; non-profit organizations; faith-based groups; and extension educators.

Note: This is an online certificate program.

Certificate web site:
http://hdfs.missouri.edu/grad_certificates.html

 

Genetics, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: January 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

Minimum GRE scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE3024.5

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

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

Geographical Information Science, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:  
No

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/?q=grad/graduate-gis-program

 

Geography, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

Fall semester with financial support: January 15
Fall semester without 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

Geospatial Intelligence, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   Yes

Total Credit Hours:  21

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/?q=gip

 

Geological Sciences, Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: none set, but January 29 for guaranteed consideration for departmental financial aid

  • GRE Scores and GPA: Our quantitative assessment of applicants uses a combination of GPA for the last 60 hours and the student’s GRE verbal, quantitative and analytical writing scores. We have a formula that weights the GPA and total GRE scores equally. Applicants with a GPA less than 3.0 may be considered, but their acceptance would require very strong GRE scores or exceptional circumstances.

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
  • Resume (optional, but recommended)

Geological Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: none set, but January 29 for guaranteed consideration for departmental financial aid

  • GRE Scores and GPA: Our quantitative assessment of applicants uses a combination of GPA for the last 60 hours and the student’s GRE verbal, quantitative and analytical writing scores. We have a formula that weights the GPA and total GRE scores equally. Applicants with a GPA less than 3.0 may be considered, but their acceptance would require very strong GRE scores or exceptional circumstances.

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
  • Resume (optional, but recommended)

German, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: February 15; rolling thereafter (Priority deadline: January 15)

  • Graduate studies typically begin in the fall semester.
  • The first deadline for applications to the German program is January 15. Applications received by this first deadline may be eligible for additional University-level grants.
  • Applications received between January 15 and February 15 will be welcomed.
  • Applications received after February 15 will only be reviewed as spaces become available in the program. Please contact the department for further information.
  • Applications to begin Spring semester are not encouraged. Assistantships are typically not available for graduate students beginning Spring semester.
  • 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
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Gerontological Social Work, Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:  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:
http://ssw.missouri.edu/msw_certificates3.html

 

Global Public Affairs, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

This program is NOT accepting applications at this time.

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:
https://truman.missouri.edu/future-students/graduate-certificate-description

 

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/

 

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:
https://truman.missouri.edu/future-students/graduate-certificate-description

 

Global Supply Chain Management, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: No

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:
In development