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Gerontological Social Work, Graduate Certificate

100% Online On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:  Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: Gerontological social work is one of the fastest growing fields within the profession, with a 25-34% job growth in the past decade. Therefore, the demand for social workers who have specialized training in working with older adults is very high. This certificate program is designed to help train the next generation of geriatric social work practitioners. Individuals enrolled in this certificate program will build knowledge and expertise in working with older adults and their families in a variety of settings that serve the aging population. This program offers an interdisciplinary emphasis, as social workers often work on large, interdisciplinary teams on behalf of their older clients. In addition, this program also focuses on building awareness of aging policies and services, as well as advocacy of older adults. As a result of earning this Graduate Certificate in Gerontological Social Work, students enrolled in an MSW program as well as practicing social workers who hold a BSW or MSW degree can expect enhanced employability in the field.

Certificate website:
http://ssw.missouri.edu/msw_certificates3.html

 

Social Work, Master of Social Work

100% Online On Campus

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University with the applicant’s undergraduate transcript reflecting a sound liberal arts foundation, including courses in the humanities, as well as in the social and behavioral sciences.

Application Deadlines

MSW Advanced Standing option (on-campus)

  • Fall semester- early priority January 15, rolling admission March 1
  • Spring semester– early priority September 15, rolling admission November 15

MSW Advanced Standing option (online)

  • Fall semester- early priority January 15, rolling admission March 1

MSW Regular Standing option (on-campus)

  • Fall semester- early priority January 15, rolling admission March 1

MSW Regular Standing option (online)

  • Summer semester- early priority January 15, rolling admission March 1

Please note that our online program is restricted to residents of Missouri and states that are contiguous to Missouri (Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee).

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Prerequisites

All MSW applicants must complete an approved college level statistics course with a grade of C- or higher before they will be accepted to enroll in the MSW program. SW 4310 is the recommended course for University of Missouri students. The following University of Missouri courses are also approved and may be taken in lieu of SW4310 Statistics 1200, Statistics 1300 and ECP4170. Statistics courses completed at other academic institutions may substitute for University of Missouri statistic courses, pending submission of official transcript and approval by the MSW Program Director. Completion of the statistics course prior to application submission is preferred and strongly recommended. If an applicant is enrolled in a statistics course at the time of application and accepted into the MSW Program, the acceptance will be “pending successful completion of the approved statistics class.

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 Social Work Program

  • Personal statement (see department instruction)
  • Resume or CV
  • Three letters of reference from persons who can address the applicant’s intellectual ability and interpersonal skills, potential for graduate education, and potential for professional social work practice through observation in an educational or work (paid or volunteer) setting. Letters of reference should not be submitted from friends or family.
  • Field practicum information – ADVANCED STANDING STUDENTS ONLY: Upload the most recent copy of your field evaluation. If your program does not have field evaluations, please have the Director of Field or your supervisor/instructor complete one of your three professional references.
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores for international applicants

Note: This program offers a MSW/PhD joint degree. Information about the MSW/PhD Joint Program is available at http://ssw.missouri.edu/msw_phd.html.

Social Work, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: December 1

  • An MSW or related master’s is required. Applicants without the MSW must take a minimum of 12 credit hours of MSW course work. This requirement may be waived for applicants with additional graduate work.
  • Minimum of two years post-master’s practice experience encouraged
  • TOEFL or IELTS required for applicants who’s second language is English

These criteria are used flexibly to assess the applicant’s potential for study and research in this program.

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 Social Work Program (submitted via the Graduate School online application system)

  • Three letters of recommendation: two letters from professors who have known the applicant in an academic capacity. Please do not include personal, pastoral and relative references.
  • Current curriculum vita or resume. A minimum of two years’ postmasters practice experience is preferred.
  • Writing proficiency sample (e.g., previous publication, book chapter, master’s thesis, unpublished research paper, etc.)
  • Personal statement (see department instructions)
  • A personal interview is required, and if possible, will be arranged at MU. A Skype interview may be utilized in some cases.

Note: This program offers a MSW/PhD joint degree. Information about the MSW/PhD Joint Program is available at http://ssw.missouri.edu/msw_phd.html.

Sociology, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 25

  • Minimum GRE score: case-by-case
  • 15 hours of undergraduate sociology with a grade of B or better, including one course in sociological theory and a basic statistics course

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 Sociology Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GRE score report
  • Statement of research interests
  • Copies of transcripts (it is helpful to have unofficial copies sent to the department)
  • Research paper, master’s thesis, senior thesis or term paper
  • Sociology supplemental information (built into the Graduate School online application)

Special Education, Master of Education/Master of Arts/Education Specialist

100% Online On Campus

The program offers Master’s degrees in Special Education with emphasis areas in Autism, Behavior Disorders, Cross-Categorical with Certification, Early Childhood & Autism, Early Childhood Special Education, Gifted Education, Learning Disabilities, and Mental Retardation.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: May 1
Spring deadline: October 1
Summer deadline: March 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE291

Faculty selection committees review applications for admission into the various graduate programs. Factors considered in the graduate student review process include previous academic course work and performance, GRE scores, letters of recommendation from professors or professional supervisors and relevant professional work experiences. The letter of intent is evaluated for advising purposes and is an indication of the applicant’s motivation, professionalism and writing competencies. Interviews with faculty are often arranged as part of the admissions review process.

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 Special Education Program

  • Personal Data Sheet
  • Statement of purpose (usually around 500 words) in which you summarize your professional goals, including career objectives, research interests, your motivation for graduate work and other pertinent information
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation. Letters may be sent to the Special Education Department or they may be submitted electronically through the Graduate School online application.
  • GRE score report
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report. Students whose native language is not English must submit scores on a TOEFL or the IELTS administered within the last two years.

Special Education, Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Education

On Campus

The program offers Doctoral degrees in Special Education with emphasis areas in Administration & Supervision, Behavior Disorders, Early Childhood Special Education, and Learning Disabilities.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15
Spring deadline: August 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.5/4.0

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE297

Faculty selection committees review applications for admission into the various graduate programs. Factors considered in the graduate student review process include previous academic course work and performance, GRE scores, letters of recommendation from professors or professional supervisors and relevant professional work experiences. The letter of intent is evaluated for advising purposes and is an indication of the applicant’s motivation, professionalism and writing competencies. Interviews with faculty are often arranged as part of the admissions review process.

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 Special Education Program

  • Personal Data Sheet
  • Statement of purpose (usually around 500 words) in which you summarize your professional goals, including career objectives, research interests, your motivation for advanced graduate work and other pertinent information.
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation. Letters may be sent to the Special Education Department or they may be submitted electronically through the Graduate School online application.
  • GRE score report
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report. Students whose native language is not English must submit scores on a TOEFL or the IELTS administered within the last two years.

Statistics, Master of Arts

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

The program offer a Master of Arts in Statistics, with emphasis areas in Biostatistics and Data Analytics.

Admission Criteria

Application Deadline

  • Fall deadline for regular MA track: January 15
  • Fall deadline for applied MA track: March 30
  • Spring deadline: October 15

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in math and statistics courses to enter master’s program
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or University in related area
  • Undergraduate courses in statistics are recommended but not required. Consideration also is given to rank in graduating class, trends in grade records, maturity and experience, and other criteria bearing on qualifications.
  • Before entering the graduate program, a student should have a background that includes three semesters of calculus (or equivalent), one semester of matrix theory, and at least one post-calculus course in probability and statistics. Some required courses at the 7000 level not taken as an undergraduate may be taken for graduate credit as part of the graduate program.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Application Process

  • New applicants: Complete the Graduate School online application and upload the required application materials to the online application.
  • Current MU graduate students: Complete the Change of Program Form and Statistics Department Graduate Application Form.  Submit the forms directly to the Statistics program along with the required application materials.

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 Statistics Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation (use departmental form or submit through the Graduate School online application)
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE score report
  • TOEFL or IELTS for international applicants

Statistics, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Application Deadline

  • Fall deadline: January 15
  • Spring deadline: October 15

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum GPA: 3.5 in math and statistics to enter PhD program
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or University in related area
  • Undergraduate courses in statistics are recommended but not required. Consideration also is given to rank in graduating class, trends in grade records, maturity and experience, and other criteria bearing on qualifications.
  • Before entering the graduate program, a student should have a background that includes three semesters of calculus (or equivalent), one semester of matrix theory, and at least one post-calculus course in probability and statistics. Some required courses at the 7000 level not taken as an undergraduate may be taken for graduate credit as part of the graduate program.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Application Process

  • New applicants: Complete the Graduate School online application and upload the required application materials to the online application.
  • Current MU graduate students: Complete the Change of Program Form and Statistics Department Graduate Application Form.  Submit the forms directly to the Statistics program along with the required application materials.

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 Statistics Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation (use departmental form or submit through the Graduate School online application)
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE score report
  • TOEFL or IELTS for international applicants

Statistics, Minor

On Campus

To receive a designated minor in statistics for a PhD degree, at least 15 credit hours of course work at the 7000 level or higher must be completed from the Department of Statistics at MU. The courses must include at least two at the 8000 level or higher and may not include Statistics 7002, 7020, 7050, 7070, 7085, 7530, 8085, 8090, or 9085.  Students must have at least one course in calculus-based statistics and the equivalent of at least two courses in an applied statistics sequence.  The calculus-based statistics requirement can be met by Stat 7710 or Stat 7760, but no more than 6 hours of Stat 7710, 7750, and 7760 can be counted towards the 15 hours.  The applied sequence requirement can be satisfied by either Stat 7510/Stat 8220 or Stat 8310/8320.  At most one course from Stat 7510 and Stat 8310 can be counted and at most one course from Stat 8220 and 8320 can be counted towards the 15 hours. The plan of study must be approved by the Director of Graduate School of the Statistics Department and be completed with an average grade of B (3.0) or higher. Each student is encouraged to seek approval of his/her plan of study as soon as possible.

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Natural Resources with Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences Emphasis, Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Application deadline: Two months prior to the start of the academic semester for which the applicant is applying.

  • Completion of a B.S. degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for the last 60 hours of coursework
  • Atmospheric science applicants: Undergraduate program should include integral calculus and one year of college physics.
  • Environmental science applicants: Undergraduate program should include general and organic chemistry, introductory biology, calculus, geology, physics, and ecology.
  • Soil science applicants: Completed courses in general and organic chemistry, calculus, geology and physics. Inadequacies in courses must be remedied through additional course work immediately after admission.

All applications and supporting application materials for graduate admission into the SEAS program must be submitted to the Graduate School online application system.

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE3023.5

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 Soil, Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences Program

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

  • Letter of self-evaluation and professional goals
  • GRE score report
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Official scores from TOEFL or IELTS is required from international applicants.

Natural Resources with Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Application deadline: Two months prior to the start of the academic semester for which the applicant is applying.

  • Completion of an MS degree or equivalent. A waiver of the MS degree requirement may be made by the candidate’s doctoral program committee.
  • Atmospheric science applicants: Undergraduate program should include integral calculus and one year of college physics.
  • Soil science applicants: Completed courses in general and organic chemistry, calculus, geology and physics. Inadequacies in courses must be remedied through additional course work immediately after admission.

All applications and supporting application materials for graduate admission into the SEAS program must be submitted to the Graduate School online application system.

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE3023.5

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 Soil, Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences Program

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

  • Letter of self-evaluation and professional goals
  • GRE score report
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Official scores from TOEFL or IELTS is required from international applicants.

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)

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

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

Campus program deadlines

Entrance termApply byCourse work begins
FallJanuary 1August
SpringSeptember 1January

Online program deadlines

Entrance termApply byCourse work begins
Spring 2020December 2January
Spring 2020, second 8-week sessionFebruary 3March
Summer 2020April 20June
Fall 2020July 6August
Fall 2020, second 8-week sessionAugust 31October

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

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Suggested GRE Scores (for on-campus MA program applicants)

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 (required for the on-campus MA program applicants only)

Society and Ecosystems, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  No  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: The Society and Ecosystems Program (SEP) is a unique interdisciplinary program that prepares students for careers with private and public organizations through advanced graduate level training and research. The certificate program is designed for students with undergraduate-graduate training in agriculture, biology, business administration, economics, engineering, fisheries and wildlife, forestry, geography, geology, rural sociology and related disciplines. Students who are in a graduate or professional program in their area of specialization take two integrated courses and complete a thesis or dissertation that applies more than one discipline. The program is designed to enhance the student’s familiarity with disciplinary and interdisciplinary concepts and principles from the social and natural sciences and humanities.

Certificate web site:
https://dass.missouri.edu/graduate-studies/society-and-ecosystems-graduate-certificate/

 

Science Outreach, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:   

Stand Alone: No
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate Description: The educational objectives of the Certificate in Science Outreach program are to teach students how to integrate research and outreach, and how to facilitate a dialogue with the lay public.  Coursework will concentrate on increasing the ability of students to communicate science to broad audiences of different ages and different levels of education.  Practice and application of outreach will develop the “broader impacts” component of the research and will emphasize actual interaction with audiences to promote understanding and appreciation of science as well as support for scientific research.

Certificate Web site:
http://catalog.missouri.edu/undergraduategraduate/collegeofartsandscience/additional-minors-certifications/grad-certif-science-outreach/