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Jazz Studies, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

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Stand Alone:  Yes  
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Total Credit Hours:  13

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Jazz Studies is a two-year program that provides opportunities for continued development of skills in jazz-specific areas, such as improvisation, pedagogy, and arranging. The certificate is available to degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students alike, non-music as well as music majors, and is designed as an intensive into jazz performance. The program will deepen the student’s preparation for a career in jazz performance or prepare the student for further study in jazz.

Certificate web site:
https://music.missouri.edu/grad/graduate-certificate-jazz-studies

For information about certificate, contact:
Director of Jazz Studies, Dr. Sam Griffith, School of Music

Email:  GriffithSv@missouri.edu
Address:  135 Fine Arts Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

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Graduate Certificate in Jazz Studies
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 $161.10 per semester 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
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Music, Master of Music/Master of Arts

On Campus

Degrees and Certificates Offered by School of Music

  • Master of Music (MM) specializing in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Music Education, Music Theory, Performance or Piano Pedagogy
  • Master of Arts (MA) specializing in Musicology
  • Graduate Certificate in Jazz Studies or Music Entrepreneurship

Application and Admission Information

Detailed admission information may be found at https://music.missouri.edu/prospective-students?q=grad/steps-applying. Music applicants must complete the Graduate School online application;

Prospective MM and MA-Musicology students may contact the director of graduate studies to request information about the prerequisites and graduation requirements for specific academic areas, and assistantships or other financial aid.

Prospective students in music education (MM and PhD) should contact the director of music education.

Minimum Language Requirements

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Music Entrepreneurship, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

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Stand Alone:  Yes
Degree Dependent:   Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate Description: To offer MU graduate students, as well as post-baccalaureate students in the MU community, an officially recognized core of courses dealing with the development, business, and publicity aspects of a musical career.  In today’s fine arts economy, an increasingly viable and popular model is the “portfolio career,” in which a person incorporates multiple roles (e.g. performer, teacher, advocate, manager, publicist, composer/arranger, etc.) rather than pursuing one narrowly defined career path.  Contextualizing the vision, skills, and networking activities needed to achieve a viable arts career, while offering a combination of theoretical and practical career preparation for Mizzou students, is the overarching aim of the Certificate.

Certificate web site:
https://music.missouri.edu/grad/graduate-certificate-music-entrepreneurship

For information about certificate, contact:
Leigh Muñoz, Assistant Teaching Professor

Email:  MuñozL@missouri.edu
Address:  135 Fine Arts Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

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Graduate Certificate in Music Entrepreneurship
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 $161.10 per semester 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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Music, Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education

On Campus

Application and Admission Information

Application Deadlines

Fall deadline: December 1
Spring deadline: October 1
Summer deadline: February 1

Minimum Language Requirements

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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 Music Program

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Writing sample
  • Personal data sheet (built into the Graduate School online application)

Musicology, Minor

On Campus

Prerequisites

Students have passed either the entrance exam in music history or the graduate review course in music history and are enrolled in a graduate music degree program.

Requirements (15 credit hours)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music I and II (3 credit hours)
  • One period course (3 credit hours)
  • One genre course (3 credit hours)
  • One focal composer course (3 credit hours)
  • One “capstone” independent study (3 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Ethnomusicology may be substituted for a period, genre, or focal composer course

Mathematics, Master of Arts/Master of Science/Master of Science for Teachers

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

The program offers a Master of Arts in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • While a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required, the undergraduate major need not be mathematics as long as applicants have had sufficient mathematics training to qualify for 8000-level courses during the first three semesters of graduate work.

Minimum Language Requirements

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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 Mathematics Program

  • 3 or more letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE scores (strongly recommended for Masters application)

Mathematics, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • While a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required, the undergraduate major need not be mathematics as long as applicants have had sufficient mathematics training to qualify for 8000-level courses during the first three semesters of graduate work.

Minimum Language Requirements

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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 Mathematics Program

  • 3 or more letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE scores (required for PhD application)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: May 31 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 31 (Priority deadline: October 1)
Summer deadline: April 30

Required GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE298

 

Minimum Language Requirements

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  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 during last 2 years
  • BS in same or a closely related field

Note: Lower GPAs require special action and substantiation, such as good test scores on the GRE or other recognized examinations.

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 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Program

All documents must be uploaded directly to the Graduate School online application system.

  • Personal Statement: 1 to 2 page letter telling about yourself and the specific area that you will study if accepted to the MAE program
  • Resume: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience
  • Transcripts: You may upload in Graduate School application to expedite review of your application by the program
  • Test Information (GRE/TOEFL/IELTS): You may upload these in the online Graduate School application to expedite review of your application by the program. ETS will need to send your test scores to Institution Code 6875 and Department Code 1502.
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendation section of the Graduate School online application.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: May 31 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 31 (Priority deadline: October 1)
Summer deadline: April 30

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Strong record in the MS program

Required GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE298

Minimum Language Requirements

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Note: Doctoral degree program applicants are closely and individually reviewed.

Require 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 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Program

All documents must be uploaded directly to the Graduate School online application system.

  • Personal Statement: 1 to 2 page letter telling about yourself and the specific area that you will study if accepted to the MAE program
  • Resume: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience
  • Transcripts: You may upload in Graduate School application to expedite review of your application by the program
  • Test Information (GRE/TOEFL/IELTS): You may upload these in the online Graduate School application to expedite review of your application by the program. ETS will need to send your test scores to Institution Code 6875 and Department Code 1502.
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendation section of the Graduate School online application.

Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: December 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in the last 60 hours
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy or related areas from an accredited college
  • Background in biology and chemistry and an understanding of mathematics and physics
  • Course work in biochemistry and physiology is highly recommended.
  • Previous lab or research experience preferred

Students with an appropriate educational background are encouraged to apply for entrance into the PhD program. A master’s degree is not a prerequisite for admission to the doctoral program. The department will consider applications for the MS degree programs from U.S. citizens but PhD degree students will be given priority consideration for financial support. Deficiencies in course work may be remedied during the first years of the graduate program.

Minimum Language Requirements

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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 Medical Pharmacology and Physiology Program

  • Departmental application
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation. The letters should be written by individuals knowledgeable of the student’s academic capability.
  • Evidence of research experience
  • Official GRE scores
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (if international)

Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: December 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in the last 60 hours
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy or related areas from an accredited college
  • Background in biology and chemistry and an understanding of mathematics and physics
  • Course work in biochemistry and physiology is highly recommended.
  • Previous lab or research experience preferred

Students with an appropriate educational background are encouraged to apply for entrance into the PhD program. A master’s degree is not a prerequisite for admission to the doctoral program. The department will consider applications for the MS degree programs from U.S. citizens but PhD degree students will be given priority consideration for financial support. Deficiencies in course work may be remedied during the first years of the graduate program.

Minimum Language Requirements

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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 Medical Pharmacology and Physiology Program

  • Departmental application
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation. The letters should be written by individuals knowledgeable of the student’s academic capability.
  • Evidence of research experience
  • Official GRE scores
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (if international)

Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Minor

On Campus

The staff of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program is composed of faculty members from the departments of art history and archaeologyclassical studiesEnglishhistoryphilosophyreligious studies, and romance languages and literatures. A doctoral candidate in one of these departments offering a PhD may elect a minor concentration in interdisciplinary medieval or renaissance studies by taking at least three appropriate courses (9 hours) outside the department. Thus one earns, for example, a PhD in art history and archaeology with specialization in medieval studies, or a PhD in history with specialization in renaissance studies. Under certain circumstances, a minor in medieval or renaissance studies also may be arranged for MA programs.

For more information on the minor, contact the current chair of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, English Department.

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Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: December 5

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University
  • Desired Courses in the following: biology; advanced courses in biochemistry and/or molecular biology are highly desirable; chemistry (quantitative or organic); physics; mathematics
  • Only completed applications will be considered for Fall admission. Applicants are selected for admission in the program based on their potential to conduct high-quality, independent research.

Minimum Language Requirements

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Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE300

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 Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Program

  • Departmental application (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (submitted through the Graduate School application)
  • Official GRE scores (Institution Code = 6875 Department Code = 0206) or MCAT scores
  • Personal statement- Should be at least two paragraphs in length. Include why you want to complete your Ph.D. training in this program. Please state your goals, previous research experience and why you are interested in microbiology and immunology.
  • A CV highlighting any conferences, abstracts, articles, etc.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (International applicants only)

Museum Studies, Minor

On Campus

This minor, offered by the Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Department of Art History and Archeology, provides students with a systematic introduction to the history, philosophy, and role of museums. The program blends academic theory with practical experience to provide students with an opportunity to build a foundation applicable for work in either University or public museums.

Curriculum: The program comprises six courses designed to introduce students to the history and role of museums in society; to the philosophical, legal and administrative issues that face the modern museum; and to the exhibition and preservation skills required of a museum curator. The emphasis of the program is on museum management, curatorial responsibilities (collections management and exhibition) and educational interpretation. Internships and field trips to local museums provide additional insight into the world of museum professionals.

  • Individual courses are listed under the Department of Art History and Archaeology. Successful completion of the program is accomplished through 12 credit hours of required course work, including AHA 7130, 8130, and 7980 (a three-credit hour internship), and is recognized when the student successfully completes an M.A. in his or her academic field of study. An individual’s course of study will be arranged with the program director.
  • The minimum period required to complete the minor is four semesters, or three semesters and one summer. Courses are open to advanced undergraduate students, but admission to the program is open only to those who have completed a BA degree.

Admissions: Students who undertake the museum studies minor are normally already enrolled as graduate students in degree-granting academic departments. Students should apply at the beginning of the fall semester to the Director of Graduate School, 109 Pickard Hall, for admission to the program

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

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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

Marketing Analytics, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description: The educational objective of the proposed Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics is to enhance the value of the MBA degree that the recipients of the certificate earn in the Crosby MBA Program and to help the students build their credentials in the job market. The certificate is focused on the development, implementation, and delivery of data-driven solutions that assist in marketing strategies, tasks, and decisions.

Certificate web site:
https://business.missouri.edu/programs-and-admissions/masters-programs-and-certificates/marketing-analytics-certificate

For information about certificate, contact:
Mizzou’s Trulaske College of Business

Email:   trulaskemasters@missouri.edu
Phone:  (573) 882-2750
Address:  Mizzou’s Trulaske College of Business, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

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Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics
Program Length18 months
Program Costs
  • $5,790 for in-state tuition
  • $10,062 for out-of-state tuition
  • $1,130 for mandatory fees
  • $1,026 for books and supplies
  • This College charges an additional $112.80 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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Multicultural Education, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

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Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: This certificate will provide the requisite awareness, knowledge and skill to effectively work with students and families from diverse cultural backgrounds and is ideal for teachers, counselors and administrators in P-12 school settings. By creating this online certificate, Mizzou is working to increase the number of qualified teachers and other school personnel who can serve diverse populations and prepare all students to function more effectively in society. The 15-hour certificate can be completed entirely online, but some students may choose electives that are offered on campus in Columbia, Mo.

Required Application Materials

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation: should attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and potential for graduate work.


Certificate web site:
http://online.missouri.edu/degreeprograms/ed-multicultural/index.aspx

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Francisco “Cisco” Sanchez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology
Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
University of Missouri—Columbia

Sandy Sites

Phone:  (573) 882-3651
Address:  16 Hill Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

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Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Education
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 DebtOf the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $4,947 of debt.
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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Multicultural Psychology and Education, Minor

On Campus

As we enter the new millennium, the U.S. population is becoming more multiracial, multiethnic, and multilingual.  Some estimate that by the year 2020, racial and ethnic minorities will become the numerical majority.  This demographic shift has already occurred in specific contexts, such as K-12 schools in Los Angeles.  Applied psychologists and educators have begun to develop competency standards for professionals to provide culturally relevant and effective services to our ever-changing population.  In fact, multiculturalism has been identified as the fourth focus in counseling psychology.  The purpose of the graduate minor in multicultural psychology and education would be to (a) expose graduate students to the growing theoretical and empirical research completed in the fields of multicultural psychology and education, (b) help graduate students develop multicultural competencies in research and practice, and (c) provide graduate students with training necessary to meet the psychological and educational demands of diverse populations.

The requirements for the minor are listed below.

  • A minimum of 12 credit hours
  • 9 credit hours must be taken as a graduate student at the University of Missouri
  • No more than 6 credit hours should be listed in the masters or doctoral planner. That is, a maximum of 6 hours can overlap between the courses applied to the Minor in Multicultural Psychology and the courses applied toward a masters or doctoral degree.
  • A minimum of 9 credit hours must be 8000 or above (graduate level)
  • 6 credit hours must be taken within the core area with a foci on racial and ethnic minorities  (see listing below)
  • 3 credit hours must be taken in the auxiliary area (see listing below)
  • 3 credit hours must be taken in the skills area (see listing below)

Core Courses (must complete at least 6 graduate-level credit hours from the following courses with a main emphasis on race/ethnicity in psychology and/or education.)

  • ESCP 9000 Multicultural Issues in Counseling (3):  This course surveys the research and theories of counseling various racial/ethnic minority and gay, lesbian and bisexual populations in the U.S.  Special consideration is given to examining the intersection among race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and class on psychosocial adjustment.
  • ESCP 8580 Social and Cultural Identity Development (3): This course is designed to introduce students to (a) the dominant social and cultural identity theories and paradigms and (b) how these theories have been operationalized and measured.
  • ESCP 8590 Multicultural Counseling Competencies (3):  This course reviews theory, research, assessment, and clinical practice in multicultural counseling.
  • We encourage students to explore other courses pertaining to race/ethnicity issues in other departments. Any Racial/Ethnic-focused graduate level courses offered outside of the ESCP department should be approved by one of the Directors of the Center.

AUXILIARY COURSES (must complete 3 credit hours from the following courses emphasizing a wide range of diversity and social change issues):

  • ESCP 8585 Gender Issues in Counseling and Education (3): This course covers topics including conceptions of gender roles, measurement of gender-related constructs, gender role socialization process, high incidence of gender-related problems, and psycho-educational and counseling interventions.
  • ESCP 8990 Career Development Theory for Women (3):  This course considers the relevance of theories of career development for women, and their application to the counseling of women.  Supervised clinical experience in the application of theories to counseling high school age women provided.
  • ESCP 8510 Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability (3). Presentation of medical aspects of major disabilities and their effects upon social, vocational, personal, and economic adjustment. Study of basic restoration and accommodating services.
  • ESCP 8540 Theory and Practice in Feminist Therapy 3).Theory, research, practice standards and current debates within feminist therapy. Includes both examination of topical areas in a seminar format and live observation of feminist therapy.
  • We encourage students to explore other courses pertaining to diversity issues and inequality in social system in other departments. Pre-approval from the Directors of the Center is needed.

 

Skill Courses (must complete 3 credit hours from one of the options below)

I. Research Skills:  successful completion of at least 3 hours of A450/A490 (or departmental equivalent) for research hours on an independent, substantive research project such as a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation.  The scope and quality of the research project is expected to be of such a caliber that it could be submitted to a refereed journal in the student’s discipline.  The research project must be on a multicultural-related topic (i.e., issues related to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and international concerns).

Successful completion of this requirement will consist of:

  • Approval of the proposed project can be obtained in one of two ways:  (1) approval of the project from a director of the Center for Multicultural Research, Training, and Consultation, or (2) have an ESCP faculty affiliated with the Center on the thesis/research/dissertation committee.
  • One committee member must have expertise in multicultural issues.
  • A passing grade in the course.
  • Approval of the completed project by a director of the Center, or having an ESCP faculty affiliated with the Center on the thesis/research/dissertation committee,

OR

II. Applied Multicultural Skills:  The person must demonstrate competencies in working with diverse populations (with an emphasis on racial and ethnic minority populations).  This experience will result in 3 hours of graduate credit that can be obtained in the two ways listed below.

Successful completion of this requirement will consist one of the following:

  • Completion of 3 credit hours of applied work.  This can be obtained in one of three ways:  (1) successful completion (with a passing grade) of ESCP 8943 (Applied Multicultural Interventions); (2) successful completion (with a passing grade) of a multiculturally-designated applied course (e.g., counseling practica classes, teaching practica classes, group counseling practica classes:  a list of approved courses can be obtained at the Center); or (3) applied experience via community outreach programs, work placements in agencies, or extended volunteer experiences in community agencies.  For the third option, the student must receive direct, individual supervision for minimum of 15 hours from an advanced-level person (MA degree or higher) at the community/work site.  The supervisor must have expertise in the area of multicultural psychology or education.  The student must document this experience by completing the Multicultural Applied Experience and Supervision Form (obtained from the Center for Multicultural Research, Training, and Consultation).  The form requires a supervisor signature, description of the work experience and general evaluation of the student’s performance. (After the student completes this requirement and the Multicultural Competency Portfolio described below, he or she will receive 3 credits of 8085: Problem).
  • Approval by a Center director of a Multicultural Competency Portfolio completed by the student to demonstrate awareness, knowledge and skill competencies in the area.
  • Consultation: Successful completion of any consultation courses in organization or systemic changes including applied consultation activities. Pre-approval from one of the Co-directors of the Center is needed.