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Elementary Mathematics Specialist, Graduate Certificate

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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes

Total Credit Hours:  24

Certificate description: The EMS graduate certificate program includes five integrated mathematics content/pedagogy  courses, each with an attached internship and two leadership development courses (total of 24 credits). The program is designed for inservice K-­‐6 teachers interested in pursuing advanced learning experiences and training to increase their knowledge and skill to teach or lead others in teaching mathematics in elementary classrooms. That is, the program is designed for teachers currently working full time. The courses will be offered over a 2-­‐ year cycle beginning in the Fall semester (6 semesters of part-­‐time student effort).

Certificate web site:
https://education.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/certificates-minors/elementary-mathematics-specialist/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall deadline: June 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 Elementary Mathematics Specialist Program

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum, Master of Education/Master of Arts/Education Specialist

100% Online On Campus

The program offers Master’s and Education Specialist degrees in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum with emphasis areas in Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English Education, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education, and TESOL.

Admission Criteria

Completion of an appropriate preliminary degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better (master’s applicants: completion of bachelor’s degree; Specialist applicants: completion of master’s degree

Application Deadlines

The program accepts rolling admissions, so applicants can apply at any time. It’s suggested applicants submit their application at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which they wish to start their course work. The deadlines below are priority application dates.

  • Fall:  June 15
  • Spring:  October 15
  • Summer: March 15

Only completed applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee. Applications for admissions decisions take at least 6 weeks to process

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores*

Test Type  Verbal+Quantitative
GRE 295 (V: 150)

*NOTE: The TESOL program is waiving the GRE scores for the MEd applicants through Summer 2022. Please contact the department if you have any additional questions about the GRE requirement.

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 Learning, Teaching & Curriculum Program

  • Personal data sheet form (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • All emphasis areas desire at least 2 letters of recommendation, regardless of GPA. If your GPA is below a 3.0 or you are an international student (have an international transcript), three letters of reference are required. ALL LETTERS MUST BE CONFIDENTIAL AND SUBMITTED ACCORDINGLY. Please contact the department if you have any questions or concerns about this requirement.
  • A digital portfolio of three to five pieces of artwork you consider your best (required for Art Education applicants only)
  • GRE scores, if required by program area. An official result needs to be sent to the Graduate School.

Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum, Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Education

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

The program offers Doctoral degrees in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum with emphasis areas in Art Education, Language and Literacies for Social Transformation, Mathematics Education, Reading Education, Science Education, and Social Studies Education.

Admission Criteria

PLEASE NOTE: Only completed applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee. It is suggested applicants submit their applications in plenty of time to be reviewed for the desired semester of entrance.

Applications for admissions decisions take at least 6 weeks to process.

  • Completion of an appropriate preliminary degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better (master’s applicants: completion of bachelor’s degree; Specialist applicants: completion of master’s degree)
  • Evidence of at least 2 years of successful experience in an appropriate field

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores*

Test Type  Verbal+Quantitative
GRE 297 (V:153, Q:144 )

Minimum GRE score varies by program area. All the doctoral programs in Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum require the GRE exam in order to be considered for the program.

*Important Note: There shall be a three-year moratorium on the requirement of GREs for doctoral admissions beginning with applicants for Fall 2022. This decision will be revisited in the Spring of 2024 to consider whether to make this a permanent policy in time for Fall 2025 admission decisions.

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 Learning, Teaching & Curriculum Program

  • Personal data sheet form (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation. ALL LETTERS MUST BE CONFIDENTIAL AND SUBMITTED ACCORDINGLY.
  • A digital portfolio of three to five pieces of artwork you consider your best (required for Art Education applicants only)
  • GRE scores
    • There shall be a three-year moratorium on the requirement of GREs for doctoral admissions beginning with applicants for Fall 2022. This decision will be revisited in the Spring of 2024 to consider whether to make this a permanent policy in time for Fall 2025 admission decisions.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate Certificate

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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:   Yes  

Total Credit Hours: 18

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) prepares English language teachers, English language program administrators, language testers, and educational materials writers to work in contexts where English is a foreign language (EFL contexts).  The objectives of the certificate are to develop professionals with a) knowledge of the structure of the English language; b) an understanding of how languages are used and learned; and c) skills in designing and implementing pedagogical tasks to facilitate language learning. The certificate consists of 18 graduate credit hours divided among five core courses and one elective course.

Certificate web site:
https://online.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/mu/education/tesol/grad-cert

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall deadline: June 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 TESOL Program

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Graduate Certificate

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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The objective is to provide an interdisciplinary certificate program that will permit graduate and professional students at MU to receive intensive training in the fundamental skills needed to translate life science discoveries into products and services that will improve health. The certificate in Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship will require completion of a core curriculum of three 3-hour courses (nine hours) that are designed to cover the lifecycle of a translational science/business venture. The program-level learning objectives for students are as follows: (1) Know and understand the life science industry well enough to be familiar with terms, trends, issues, and industry culture to recognize needs that might be commercializable. (2) Know and understand the three disciplines represented by the courses such that they are able to assess the commercializability of a life science technological innovation. (3) Know how to commercialize new life science discoveries into products and services to improve health in humans and/or animals. The only prerequisite for the first course in the sequence will be good standing in a graduate/professional program or the consent of the instructor on a case-by-case basis; the prerequisites for the second and third course in the sequence will be completion of the preceding courses.

Certificate web site:  
https://online.missouri.edu/degrees-programs/mu/medicine/life-science-innovation-and-entrepreneurship/grad-cert?redirect=medicine/life-science/graduate-certificate

 

Learning Technologies and Design, Master of Science/Educational Specialist

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*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

The program offers a Master of Science and an Educational Specialist degree with emphasis areas in Online Education and Technology in Schools.

Admission criteria

Application Deadlines

Entrance term Apply by Course work begins
Spring 2020 December 1 January
Spring 2020, second 8-week session February 1 March
Summer 2020 May 1 June
Fall 2020 July 1 August
Fall 2020, second 8-week session September 1 October
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of the degree

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 Learning Technologies and Design Program

  • Statement of Purpose (can also be uploaded into Graduate School online application)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 2 letters of reference

Library and Information Science, Master of Library and Information Science

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Upon successful completion of the 39-hour Library and Information Science program, students receive a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS). The program is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Application Deadlines

Fall admission deadline: May 1 (Priority deadline: Feburary 15)
Spring admission deadline: October 15

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA (Grade Point Average): Minimum 3.0 in last 60 hours of degree
  • GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for any course work beyond the undergraduate level.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Minimum 590 (paper-based) or 100 (Internet-based)
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): Minimum 7.5

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 Library and Information Science Program

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of two people who can attest to your critical thinking, analytical and writing skills, demonstrating your potential as a graduate student and LIS professional. The Graduate School will contact your references with instructions regarding the letters.
    • We strongly recommend that you have at least one recommendation letter from an undergraduate or graduate instructor who can attest to your critical thinking, and one letter from a supervisor or employer who can attest to your aptitude for the LIS professions. If you have a unique circumstance (e.g., self-employment or no contact with former instructors), please contact us for advice. We do not accept letters of reference from references who cannot look at your experience objectively (e.g., family members, friends).
  • SISLT Supplemental Information (built into the Graduate School application)

Detailed application instructions are available at: https://sislt.missouri.edu/lis/.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Every year SISLT provides more than $22,000 in merit and need-based financial support to new and current LIS students.

  • Application deadline: March 1.

More information is available at: https://sislt.missouri.edu/lis/.

Linguistics, Minor

On Campus

Linguistics is the study of human language. It seeks to understand and explain the social, psychological, and structural properties of human language in a clear and formal manner. Although specialists often know more than one language, such knowledge is complementary rather than essential.

Graduate degrees are not offered, but a Graduate Minor in Linguistics can be taken. MA and PhD degree programs with emphasis in linguistics and language are available in some cooperating departments.

The linguistics area program is staffed by faculty from various departments. Supporting course work may include foreign language, literature, psychology, philosophy, English, education, speech, anthropology or South Asian studies.

Financial aid, when available, is arranged through the participating departments.

Linguistics Website 

Lifespan Development, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     


Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description:  Developmental psychology and lifespan developmental studies include the scientific study of psychological changes that occur over the life course. Therefore, developmental studies are inherently interested in many of the same questions of other areas of psychology, education, family studies, etc., but by investigating the ways in which particular psychological processes change and develop from infancy to adolescence, and through to adulthood. The purpose of the graduate certificate in lifespan development is to provide students in other areas of psychological study, or human behavior broadly defined, a better understanding of the ways in which psychological functions change with age, as well as the challenges and special considerations that are a part of research with children and adolescents and how they may be different from those of working with adults.

Certificate web site:
http://psychology.missouri.edu/dev

 

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

Romance Languages with Spanish Emphasis, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: February 15
Spring deadline: September 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in field of major
  • Masters applicants must have a bachelor’s degree

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Applicants must also demonstrate adequate preparation in advanced language and literature courses. This will require their having completed at least four courses equivalent to a 4000-level course for masters applicants. At a minimum, three of these courses must be in literature. If the faculty determines a deficiency, they will require that the student complete remedial course work in literature during the first year of enrollment. The director of graduate studies will inform students of these additional requirements at the time of their admission.

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 Romance Languages Program (Please use the Graduate School online application)

  • 10-15 page writing sample in language of desired degree program, must be uploaded to the online application
  • 500-word Personal Statement, uploaded to the online application
  • 3 letters of recommendation, submitted through the online application
  • Résumé or CV
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants only)
  • Photocopies of diplomas earned at colleges/universities outside the US (international applicants only)

Russian & Slavonic Studies, Master of Arts

On Campus

Note: The University is no longer accepting new applications for this program.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 1 (for international applicants and for all who wish to be considered for an assistantship)

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Undergraduate major or minor in Russian or equivalent

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Note: No language other than English and Russian is required for admission.

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 Russian Studies Program

  • Two letters of recommendation from a college or university-level instructor
  • Resume/CV
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Statement of Interest addressing the following questions:
    • What draws you to the program and the subject matter we teach?
    • What specific background do you have that prepares you for our program?
    • How does our program fit in with your larger plans or goals for further academic study and/or career?”

Romance Languages with French Emphasis, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: February 15
Spring deadline: October 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in field of major
  • Masters applicants must have a bachelor’s degree

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Applicants must also demonstrate adequate preparation in advanced language and literature courses. This will require their having completed at least four courses equivalent to a 4000-level course for masters applicants. At a minimum, three of these courses must be in literature. If the faculty determines a deficiency, they will require that the student complete remedial course work in literature during the first year of enrollment. The director of graduate studies will inform students of these additional requirements at the time of their admission.

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 Romance Languages Program (Please use the Graduate School online application)

  • 10-15 page writing sample in language of desired degree program, must be uploaded to the online application
  • 500-word Personal Statement, uploaded to the online application
  • 3 letters of recommendation, submitted through the online application
  • Résumé or CV
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants only)
  • Photocopies of diplomas earned at colleges/universities outside the US (international applicants only)

Romance Languages with Language Teaching Emphasis, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: February 15
Spring deadline: October 15

Candidates for the MA must hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a grade point average of 3.0 or better in their major field of study. They must also demonstrate adequate preparation in advanced language and literature courses for admission. This will normally be four courses equivalent to a 4000-level course at the University of Missouri. At least three of these courses must be in literature or linguistics. If the Admissions Committee believes that a deficiency exists, it will prescribe additional course work (during the first year of enrollment) beyond the 30 credit hours necessary for the MALT degree. The Director of Graduate Studies will inform students of these additional requirements at the time of admission.

All non-native speakers of French/Spanish will be required to complete an online proficiency assessment prior to admission. Applicants will be contacted by the appropriate course coordinators to schedule this assessment. Students who are judged deficient in any of these areas are required to do remedial work. New graduate students who are required to do remedial work because of the departmental language proficiency examination will be retested within one year. Students must receive a passing score, or their candidacy will be terminated.

All graduate students will be assigned an advisor by the Director of Graduate Studies at the start of their first semester of graduate study.

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 Romance Languages program

The following materials submitted via the Graduate School online application:

  • Three Letters of Reference
  • A 10-15 page-writing sample
  • 500-word personal statement detailing the applicant’s reasons for selecting the University of Missouri for graduate school and academic/career goals. Applicants may also send other supporting materials, such as a résumé, if desired.
  • Résumé or CV
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants only)
  • Photocopies of diplomas earned at colleges/universities outside the US (international applicants only)
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