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Degrees Offered

Romance Languages with Spanish 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 or a 7000 level course for doctoral applicants at the University of Missouri. 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.

Internal doctoral applicants should refer to the application instructions on the doctoral page.

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 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 or a 7000 level course for doctoral applicants at the University of Missouri. 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.

Internal doctoral applicants should refer to the application instructions on the doctoral page.

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)

Rural Sociology, Master of Science

On Campus

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

Admission Criteria

For priority consideration for assistantships, fellowships and scholarships, applications should be submitted by Jan. 15 for Fall enrollment and Sept. 1 for Spring enrollment.

  • Minimum GRE score: none set
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 for domestic applicants
  • An undergraduate and/or graduate degree in a social science or equivalent is desirable
  • Basic understanding of statistics

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Students entering with a bachelor’s degree normally are admitted into the master’s program even if they are going on to a PhD, exceptional students may be admitted to the Masters/PhD program. Up to 12 hours of makeup work may be required for students who have less than adequate undergraduate preparation in the social sciences.

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 Rural Sociology Program

  • Departmental application
  • GRE score report
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of interest

Rural Sociology, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

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

Admission Criteria

For priority consideration for assistantships, fellowships and scholarships, applications should be submitted by Jan. 15 for Fall enrollment and Sept. 1 for Spring enrollment.

  • Minimum GRE score: none set
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 for domestic applicants
  • An undergraduate and/or graduate degree in a social science or equivalent is desirable
  • Basic understanding of statistics

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Students entering with a bachelor’s degree normally are admitted into the master’s program even if they are going on to a PhD, exceptional students may be admitted to the Masters/PhD program. Up to 12 hours of makeup work may be required for students who have less than adequate undergraduate preparation in the social sciences.

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 Rural Sociology Program 

  • Departmental application
  • GRE score report
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of interest

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?”