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Degrees Offered

Health Administration, Master of Health Administration

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

Admission Criteria

  • Residential program applications should be submitted prior to March 1 to receive priority consideration for Fall admission. All applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Executive program applicants (who start each January) are admitted on a rolling basis.
  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 during the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work and any subsequent graduate course work

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE50th Percentile

OR

Minimum GMAT Scores

Test Type Minimum Percentile
GMAT50th percentile

The Health Services Management Program recruits and accepts qualified applicants regardless of race, sex, age, physical ability or national origin.

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 Health Management and Informatics Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal essay
  • Official transcripts
  • TOEFL report (international applicants only)

Joint Degrees

The residential MHA can be jointly pursued with the following degree programs: MS in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, MBA, MPA, MS in Industrial Engineering, and JD in Law.

Health Ethics, Graduate Certificate

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Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The certificate program is ideal for working professionals such as physicians, nurses, healthcare administrators, those serving on hospital ethics committees or considering such health ethics issues in their daily employment, and students in the health professions. The certificate program will help the learner develop an understanding of the ethical issues related to health and healthcare and will foster skill in analyzing and resolving ethical problems and conflicts in the healthcare environment.

Certificate web site:
https://medicine.missouri.edu/departments/health-management-and-informatics/graduate-degrees-programs/graduate-certificate-in-health-ethics

For information about certificate, contact:
Veronica Lemme, Student Recruitment Specialist

Email:   
Phone: 573-884-0698
Address:  Center for Health Ethics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO  65211

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Graduate Certificate in Health Ethics
Program Length12 months
Program Costs
  • $4,632 for in-state tuition
  • $8,050 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $44.00 per credit hour for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
Missouri
Other InformationFor more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions, please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.


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Health Informatics, Master of Science

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

  • Residential program applications should be submitted prior to March 1 to receive priority consideration for Fall admission. All applications received after March 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Executive program applicants (who start each January) are admitted on a rolling basis.
  • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 during the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work and any subsequent graduate course work

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE50th Percentile

OR

Minimum GMAT Scores

Test Type Minimum Percentile
GMAT50th percentile

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 Health Management and Informatics Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal essay
  • Official transcripts
  • TOEFL report (international applicants only)

Health Informatics, Graduate Certificate

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

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Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description:  The Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics offered by the Department of Health Management and Informatics provides learners with the skills necessary to participate in the selection, use, and evaluation of information technology applications throughout the health services industry. The certificate program is designed for physicians, nurses, managers, information system designers, consultants, and others committed to the application of information technology for improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of health services.

Certificate web site:
https://medicine.missouri.edu/departments/health-management-and-informatics/graduate-degrees-programs/graduate-certificate-in-health-informatics

For information about certificate, contact:
Veronica Lemme, Student Recruitment Specialist,

Email:    
Phone: 
 573-884-0698
Address:  Health Management and Informatics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO  65211

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Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics
Program Length12 months
Program Costs
  • $4,632 for in-state tuition
  • $8,050 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $44.00 per credit hour for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
Missouri
Other InformationFor more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions, please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.


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Informatics for Public Health, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Informatics for Public Health is designed to serve as a stand-alone certificate program for non-degree seeking students, public health care professionals and as an additional option for Master of Science in Health Informatics degree seeking students and Master of Public Health students. Courses taken for the certificate program are not intended to fulfill the requirements of any current graduate degree at MU. Students in the program will gain a basic knowledge of issues in public health informatics and competence in evaluating and discovering solutions for the current and future public health informatics challenges.


Certificate web site:
https://online.missouri.edu/degreeprograms/medicine/health-management-informatics/informatics-public-health/grad-cert/

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Iris Zachary, Director for the Informatics for Public Health Program

Email
Phone:  (573) 884-0698
Address:  CE707 Clinical Support & Education Building, DC006.00, Columbia, MO 65212

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Graduate Certificate in Informatics for Public Health
Program Length12 months
Program Costs
  • $6,000 for in-state tuition
  • $6,000 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $44.00 per credit hour for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
Missouri
Other InformationFor more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions, please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.


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Health System Innovation, Minor

On Campus

Healthcare is experiencing a tremendous growth of innovation in products and services to improve the healthcare industry. As innovation has expanded so has the need for health care leaders to understand growing innovative trends, determine how to integrate innovation into health system organizations, and determine which innovative practices are financially viable to support health care institutions.

To support this growing trend of innovation the graduate Minor in Health System Innovation offered by the Sinclair School of Nursing will provide advanced learners with the skills they need to lead organizations, understand emerging technologies, and determine how to care for individuals using innovation and technology.

Students with graduate standing may select 9-12 credit hours from the designated courses listed below to be awarded the graduate minor.

N8820 Healthcare Financial Management (4 credits)
N8830 Nursing Application and Innovation in Informatics (3 credits)
N8840 Nursing Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
N8860 Organizations & Human Resource Management in Nursing (3 credits)
N9470 Technology Evaluation in Health Care Systems Research (3 credits)

History, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: mid-January (consult department website for exact date)

  • MA in history strongly preferred
  • Quality of master’s thesis or research seminar paper submission

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Students who do not meet one or more of these criteria may enroll as non-degree graduate students. Contact the director of graduate studies for further details. All admissions of doctoral candidates who did not receive the MA degree from the department are provisional. These students must pass a qualifying examination. See below for information about the qualifying examination.

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 History Program

  • Copy of each college transcript where a degree was earned or is pending (uploaded to the online application). Applicants accepted by the History program will be required to provide official transcripts to the Graduate Admissions office to be formally admitted to the University.
  • Short essay explaining goals and expectations in graduate study, including the fields in which the student plans to specialize (upload to the online application)
  • Substantial writing sample, such as a final research paper from a course (upload to the online application)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (submission through the online application system)
  • Official GRE score report (Optional)
  • Official TOEFL score for international students

Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required documents have been received by the mid-January deadline.

History, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: mid-January (consult department website for exact date)

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • BA or BS degree
  • GPA of 3.3 in undergraduate history courses, and at least 18 hours in history

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Candidates who lack the necessary undergraduate hours in history must take graduate-level classes in history to remedy that deficiency before they can be considered for admission. They should consult with the director of graduate studies about appropriate classes.

Graduate School regulations prohibit a non-degree student from taking more than twelve hours of course work.

Candidates must achieve a grade point average in these classes of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale to be considered for admission. A 3.3 GPA or higher does not guarantee admission. Course work taken as a non-degree student to remedy a deficiency in prerequisites ordinarily will not count toward the MA degree.

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 History Program

  • Copy of each college transcript where a degree was earned or is pending (uploaded to the online application). Applicants accepted by the History program will be required to provide official transcripts to the Graduate Admissions office to be formally admitted to the University.
  • Short essay explaining goals and expectations in graduate study, including the fields in which the student plans to specialize (upload to the online application)
  • Substantial writing sample, such as a final research paper from a course (upload to the online application)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (submission through the online application system)
  • Official GRE score report (Optional)
  • Official TOEFL score for international students

Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required documents have been received by the mid-January deadline.

Gerontology, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

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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

For information about certificate, contact:
Ashlie Lester, Director of Graduate Studies

Email:   HDFSgrad@missouri.edu 
Phone: 
(573) 882-4035
Address:  314 Gentry Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 

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Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
Program Length30 months
Program Costs
  • $8,106 for in-state tuition
  • $14,087 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,695 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $59.10 per credit hour for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
Missouri
Other InformationFor more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions, please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.


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Human Development & Family Science, Master of Science/Master of Arts

100% Online On Campus

The program offer on-campus master’s degrees in Human Development and Family Science, and distance master’s degrees in Human Development and Family Science with emphasis areas in Family and Community Services, Gerontology, and Youth Development. For more information about the Master’s programs, please visit: http://hdfs.missouri.edu/degrees.html.

Admission criteria for campus programs

Fall deadline: December 15
Spring deadline: November 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 for last 60 hours

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores*

Test Type Verbal Quantitative Analytical
GRE 50th percentile 50th percentile 50th percentile

* Some exceptions are made.

Admission criteria for online programs

No Admission Deadlines (We guarantee processing of complete applications received at least two months prior to the beginning of the expected term of admission. This will give admitted students adequate time to enroll in coursework.)

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 for last 60 hours

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 Human Development and Family Science Program

  • Transcripts of all college credit
  • 3 letters of recommendation from people who can speak to applicant’s potential to do graduate work (e.g., professors, advisors)
  • Statement of purpose (Personal statement)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Official TOEFL examination scores (International students only)
  • Official GRE scores (University Code: 6875)

HDFS uses a paperless application system, so please scan and upload all documents to the Graduate School online application system.

Human Environmental Sciences with Human Development & Family Studies Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

For more information about the PhD program, please visit: http://hdfs.missouri.edu/phd.html

Admission criteria for campus programs

Fall deadline: December 15
Spring deadline: November 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 for last 60 hours

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores*

Test TypeVerbalQuantitativeAnalytical
GRE50th Percentile50th Percentile50th Percentile

* Some exceptions are made.

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 Human Development and Family Science Program

  • Transcripts of all college credit
  • 3 letters of recommendation from people who can speak to applicant’s potential to do graduate work (e.g., professors, advisors)
  • Statement of Purpose (Personal statement)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Official TOEFL examination scores (International students only)
  • Official GRE scores (University Code: 6875)

HDFS uses a paperless application system, so please scan and upload all documents to the Graduate School online application system.

Youth Development Specialist, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

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Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  13 

Certificate description: A certificate in youth development is ideal for professionals in a variety of youth-related fields. Areas include youth-serving organizations like 4-H; Boys and Girls Club; non-profit organizations; faith-based groups; community recreation facilities; correctional professions; elementary, middle and high school educators; and extension educators.

Note: This is an online certificate.

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

For information about certificate, contact:
Ashlie Lester, Director of Graduate Studies

Email:   HDFSgrad@missouri.edu 
Phone:  (573) 882-4035
Address:  314 Gentry Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

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Graduate Certificate in Youth Development Specialist
Program Length24 months
Program Costs
  • $5,018 for in-state tuition
  • $8,720 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $59.10 per credit hour for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
Missouri
Other InformationFor more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions, please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.


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Youth Development Program Management and Evaluation, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

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Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
No

Total Credit Hours:  13

Certificate description: A certificate in youth development is ideal for professionals in a variety of youth-related fields. Areas include youth-serving organizations like 4-H; Boys and Girls Club; non-profit organizations; faith-based groups; community recreation facilities; correctional professions; elementary, middle and high school educators; and extension educators.

Note: This is an online certificate.

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

For information about certificate, contact:
Ashlie Lester, Director of Graduate Studies

Email:   HDFSgrad@missouri.edu 
Phone: 
 (573) 882-4035
Address:  314 Gentry Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

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Graduate Certificate in Youth Development Program Management and Evaluation
Program Length24 months
Program Costs
  • $5,018 for in-state tuition
  • $8,720 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $59.10 per credit hour for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
Missouri
Other InformationFor more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions, please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.


These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education

Human Environmental Sciences with Architectural Studies Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

100% Online On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

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 Architectural Studies Program

  • Statement of graduate goals and educational objectives discussing: which of the department’s emphasis areas of interest; intentions regarding PhD; and request for a specific advisor (upload to the Graduate School online application).
  • 3 letters of recommendation (excluding MU Architectural Studies faculty). Can be submitted through the Graduate School online application.
  • Portfolio (Required for applicants with background in design)
  • Resume/CV

Human Environmental Sciences with Personal Financial Planning Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: April 1 (February 1 for assistantship application)
Spring deadline: October 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

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 Personal Financial Planning Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts
  • Resume

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 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 Textile and Apparel Management Program

  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate School 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

Natural Resources with Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Emphasis, Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

The Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Emphasis Area (HDNR) addresses research and management questions including peoples’ attitudes, knowledge, values, perceptions, and behaviors associated with natural resources.  As an interdisciplinary emphasis area, HDNR considers applicants with backgrounds in social sciences, environmental education, natural resources management and conservation, or related disciplines.

The MS is a research-based degree. The student is expected to work closely with a faculty advisor to develop a research topic and a program of study. Students who complete a thesis are expected to publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals. A non-thesis option is also available that requires additional coursework and a research project.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: Rolling
Spring deadline: Rolling

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • GRE required
  • TOEFL required (for non-native English speaking applicants only)

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 Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Program

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

  • Statement of interest
  • Résumé or CV
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation and the accompanying evaluation sheets from people who can attest to the candidate’s scholastic ability and experience relevant to graduate study
  • Publications (optional)

Natural Resources with Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

The Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Emphasis Area (HDNR) addresses research and management questions including peoples’ attitudes, knowledge, values, perceptions, and behaviors associated with natural resources.  As an interdisciplinary emphasis area, HDNR considers applicants with backgrounds in social sciences, environmental education, natural resources management and conservation, or related disciplines.

The Ph.D. degree in HDNR is designed to prepare students for careers in academic research and teaching, or advanced scientific professions. The Ph.D. degree is conferred upon students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in their particular specialization and have completed independent research contributing to knowledge in their respective field.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: Rolling
Spring deadline: Rolling

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • GRE required
  • TOEFL required (for non-native English speaking applicants only)

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 Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Program

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

  • Statement of interest
  • Résumé or CV
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation and the accompanying evaluation sheets from people who can attest to the candidate’s scholastic ability and experience relevant to graduate study
  • Publications (optional)

Data Science and Analytics, Master of Science

Requires Campus Visits

The program offers a Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics with emphasis areas in Biotechnology, High Performance Computing, Human Centered Science Design or Strategic Communications and Data Journalism.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: April 19

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
  • Letter of Interest

Journalism, Master of Arts

100% Online On Campus

The program offers an on-campus Master of Arts in Journalism and an online Master of Arts in Journalism with emphasis areas in health communication, interactive media, media management or strategic communication.

Admission criteria

Campus program deadlines:
Fall deadline: January 1
Spring deadline: September 1

Online program deadlines:
Fall deadline: July 15
Spring deadline: December 6
Summer deadline: May 3

*Note: Deadlines are adhered to strictly, and no applicant is considered for admission until all required information is received.

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Suggested GRE Scores

Test Type  Verbal Quantitative
GRE 153-160 144-148

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 Journalism Master’s Program

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

  • Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts (in English) to the Academics section of your application.
  • 3 essays as specified on the School of Journalism website
  • Résumé
  • 3 letters of recommendation (use the online Graduate School application system)
  • GRE score

Higher Education Administration, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

View Federal Gainful
Employment Disclosure

Officially approved as:      

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration is designed to address the need for enhanced understanding of the higher education institutional context and for improved skills in areas required for effective administration of the higher education administration and governance and some technical knowledge about various aspects of administration (i.e., budget and finance, higher education law).  Students also enhance understanding and skills in a relevant area of administrative practice (e.g., program planning for continuing educators, student affairs administration for student affairs professionals, the community college for community college administrators).

Certificate web site:
https://education.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates-minors/higher-education-administration/

For information about certificate, contact:
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Email:    
Phone: 
 (573) 882-8221
Address:  202 Hill Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration
Program Length24 months
Program Costs
  • $4,632 for in-state tuition
  • $8,050 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $53.00 per credit hour for course fee.
  • All tuition and fees are subject to change. A student’s residency (e.g., resident vs. nonresident), location (e.g., on campus vs. online) and enrollment level (i.e., number of credit hours taken) effect tuition and fee costs. Visit the MU Cashiers Office website for more program cost information.
Median DebtFewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
Licensure RequirementThe following states do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
Missouri
Other InformationFor more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions, please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/.


These disclosures are required by the U.S. Department of Education

Health and Rehabilitation Science, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

  • Fall Deadline: March 1
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 preferred
  • Minimum GRE score: Verbal + Quantitative = 306, preferred

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 Health and Rehabilitation Science Program

The following items must be uploaded to your Graduate School online application:

  • Transcripts
  • Official GRE results
  • English Proficiency Exam results (international students only)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • 500-word personal statement/statement of interest
  • One example of scholarly work
  • Completed Faculty Interest Document, identifying 1-3 faculty members (built into the Graduate School online application)

Note: An interview is required for admission to the program.