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Degrees Offered

Doctoral

Theatre, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Deadline: January 15 for the following fall semester admission. We only admit once a year, barring extraordinary circumstances

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in the last 60 hours
  • GPA of 3.5 or better in master’s 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 Theatre Program

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

  • Three Letters of Recommendation. The individual writing the letter of recommendation should submit letters electronically.
  • CV.
  • Personal Statement (2-3 pp.). Please include in your personal statement your reasons for applying to MU Theatre’s graduate program; please address specifically why and how our program and our faculty will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
  • Writing Sample(s). Please submit 2 examples of scholarly writing; if you are also a creative writer please submit one example (play, performance text, screenplay, etc.)

Human Environmental Sciences with Textile and Apparel Management Emphasis, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

About Textile & Apparel Management Programs

Graduate programs in textile and apparel management offer the following areas of study: apparel product development; apparel marketing and merchandising; omnichannel retailing; global sourcing and supply chain management; and consumer marketplace concerns.

Degrees Offered

PhD in human environmental sciences with an emphasis area in textile and apparel management.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15 for early financial support considerations

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or University in textile and apparel management or related field. Those with unrelated majors will need to do make-up work.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants

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 for all non-native English-speaking applicants

For the Textile and Apparel Management Program

  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE Scores
  • Latest vitae or resume
  • Digital portfolio is strongly encouraged for Apparel Product Development applicants (Upload it to the Portfolio section)
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Two-minute video to show about who you are, why you want to pursue graduate degrees, and what your career goals are (Upload it to the Portfolio section)

Educational Specialist

Learning Technologies and Design, Master of Science/Educational Specialist

100% Online On Campus

*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

Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum, Master of Education/Master of Arts/Educational 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.

Master's

Theatre, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Deadline: January 15 for the following fall semester admission. We only admit once a year, barring extraordinary circumstances.

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in the last 60 hours

Probationary admission is possible. The director of graduate studies will advise the student in writing of what must be done to change the probationary admission to regular admission.

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 Theatre Program

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

  • Three Letters of Recommendation. The individual writing the letter of recommendation should submit letters electronically.
  • CV.
  • Personal Statement (2-3 pp.). Please include in your personal statement your reasons for applying to MU Theatre’s graduate program; please address specifically why and how our program and our faculty will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
  • Writing Sample(s). Please submit 2 examples of scholarly writing; if you are also a creative writer please submit one example (play, performance text, screenplay, etc.)

Theatre, Accelerated Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Deadline: January 15 for the following fall semester admission. We only admit once a year, barring extraordinary circumstances.

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in the last 60 hours

Probationary admission is possible. The director of graduate studies will advise the student in writing of what must be done to change the probationary admission to regular admission.

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 Theatre Program

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

  • Three Letters of Recommendation. The individual writing the letter of recommendation should submit letters electronically.
  • CV.
  • Personal Statement (2-3 pp.). Please include in your personal statement your reasons for applying to MU Theatre’s graduate program; please address specifically why and how our program and our faculty will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
  • Writing Sample(s). Please submit 2 examples of scholarly writing; if you are also a creative writer please submit one example (play, performance text, screenplay, etc.)

Learning Technologies and Design, Master of Science/Educational Specialist

100% Online On Campus

*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

Textile and Apparel Management, Master of Science/Master of Arts

On Campus

About Textile & Apparel Management Programs

Graduate programs in textile and apparel management offer the following areas of study: apparel product development; apparel marketing and merchandising; omnichannel retailing; global sourcing and supply chain management; and consumer marketplace concerns.

Degrees Offered

MS in textile and apparel management
MA in textile and apparel management

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 15 for early financial support considerations

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University in textile and apparel management or related field. Those with unrelated majors will need to do make-up work.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores for all non-native English-speaking applicants

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 for all non-native English-speaking applicants

For the Textile and Apparel Management Program

  • Statement of professional objectives
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE Scores
  • Latest vitae or resume
  • Digital portfolio is strongly encouraged for Apparel Product Development applicants (Upload it to the Portfolio section)
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Two-minute video to show about who you are, why you want to pursue graduate degrees, and what your career goals are (Upload it to the Portfolio section)

Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum, Master of Education/Master of Arts/Educational 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.

Graduate Certificate

Taxation, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:  

Stand Alone:  Yes 

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description:  Graduate students in Accountancy may use their accountancy electives and business electives to complete an emphasis in taxation. Upon completing the requirements listed below, a student will receive a Graduate Certificate issued from the Graduate School in Taxation.

Admission Criteria

Deadlines for application to the Graduate Certificate in Taxation

Students may start the program at the beginning of the fall semester.

  • Fall deadline: July 1

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 Taxation Program

  • Resume/CV
  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate School online application)

Digital Merchandising, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description: Upon completion of the certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Propose new digital merchandising strategies that would enhance digital commerce after analyze best practices in crafting merchandise assortments, web copy, photography, SEO, and other key techniques; comparing all major costs of running digital commerce, such as shipping, returns, marketing, inventory management, and/or fulfillment.
  • Create brand growth strategies in digital commerce space after evaluating digital branding processes in products, place, pricing, and promotions.
  • Develop new digital marketing strategies after analyzing digital marketing tools currently available for business and marketing communications, such as google analytics and visualization tools; and evaluating the interaction between the marketers and the consumers on digital marketing channels, including email, text and various social media platforms.
  • Evaluate appropriateness of digital data visualization techniques and software tools for a visualization task at hand after learning the principles and various techniques of information visualization.
  • Create overall digital commerce strategies by applying branding, merchandising, marketing and data visualization knowledge and techniques.

Certificate web site:
http://catalog.missouri.edu/collegeofartsandscience/additionalcertificatesminors/grad-cert-digital-merchandising/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: 4 weeks (but no later than 2 weeks) prior to the start of the term
  • Spring semester: 4 weeks (but no later than 2 weeks) prior to the start of the term

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 for all non-native English-speaking applicants

For the Digital Merchandising Program

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

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
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