Graduate College

Refer to the Graduate Catalog for admission requirements, academic policies, program and degree requirements.

Graduate transfer credit

For information, refer to the Graduate Transfer Credit Policy.

Active in research course

Students who have completed all course work and are only working on their research component may register for GEN 798, Active in Research. This course is offered at a flat-rate fee of $75 and allows the following: access to the library including online service such as interlibrary loans, MOBIUS, and restricted access databases; opportunity to purchase a parking permit; and access to computer services and Missouri State email. Course is for zero credit hour and is graded "P" (pass) or "W" (student discontinues participation in the course and is dropped from the course).

Accreditation

The University’s regional accreditation is through the Higher Learning Commission. On a 10-year review cycle, Missouri State University has been continuously accredited by the North Central association since 1915. HLC accreditation is for the entire University not specific academic programs. Learn more: Accreditations

Graduate degrees offered (Banner degree code in parenthesis)

  • Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
  • Doctor of Defense and Strategic Studies (DDSS)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
  • Master of Applied Second Language Acquisition (MASLA)
  • Master of Art Education (MAE)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning (MATL)
  • Master of Athletic Training (MATC)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Master of Global Studies (MGS)
  • Master of Health Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Music (MM)
  • Master of Natural and Applied Science (MNAS)
  • Master of Occupation Therapy (MOT)
  • Master of Professional Studies (MPS)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Specialist in Education (EdS)

Graduate programs of study

  • Accountancy (MAcc)
  • Agriculture (MS)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (MS)
  • Applied Second Language Acquisition (MASLA)
  • Art Education (MAE)
  • Athletic Training (MATC, MS)
  • Audiology (AuD)
  • Biology (MS)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Cell and Molecular Biology (MS)
  • Chemistry (MS)
  • Child Life Studies (MS)
  • Communication (MA)
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders (MS) Options: Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Speech-Language Pathology
  • Computer Science (MS)
  • Counseling (MS) Options: Clinical Mental Health Counseling; School Counseling
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Cybersecurity (MS)
  • Defense and Strategic Studies (DDSS)
  • Defense and Strategic Studies (MS) Options: General; Weapons of Mass Destruction Studies
  • DNP-Family Nurse Practitioner: BSN to DNP (DNP)
  • Dramatic Writing (MFA)
  • Early Childhood and Family Development (MS)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (MSEd)
  • Educational Administration (MSEd) Options: Elementary; Secondary
  • Educational Administration (EdS) Options: Elementary Principal; Secondary Principal; Superintendent
  • Educational Leadership (EdD) cooperative degree with the University of Missouri-Columbia. Degree awarded by the University of Missouri-Columbia.
  • Educational Technology (MSEd)
  • Elementary Education (MSEd)
  • English (MA)
  • Geography and Geology (MS) Options: Geography; Geology; Geospatial Science; Planning
  • Global Studies (MSG)
  • Health Administration (MHA)
  • Health Promotion and Wellness Management (MS)
  • History (MA)
  • Information Technology (MS)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (MS)
  • Kinesiology (MS)
  • Literacy (MSEd)
  • Materials Science (MS)
  • Mathematics (MS)
  • Music (MM)
  • Natural and Applied Science (MNAS)
  • Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)
  • Nursing (MSN) Options: Family Nurse Practitioner; Nurse Educator; Population Health Leadership
  • Nursing Practice, Doctor of (DNP) Options: Post master's DNP, BSN to DPN
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (MS)
  • Occupational Therapy (MOT)
  • Pharmacy (PharmD) cooperative degree with the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Degree awarded by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
  • Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Physician Assistant Studies (MS)
  • Plant Science (MS)
  • Professional Studies (MPS)
  • Project Management (MS)
  • Psychology (MS) Options: Clinical; Experimental; Industrial/Organizational
  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Public Health (MPH)
  • Religious Studies (MA)
  • Secondary Education (MSEd) Options: Agriculture; Biology; Chemistry; Earth Science; English; Family and Consumer Sciences; Geography; History; Mathematics; Natural Science; Physical Education; Physics; Social Science
  • Social Work (MSW)
  • Special Education (MSEd) Options: Autism Spectrum Disorders; Blindness and Low Vision; Developmental Disabilities; Orientation and Mobility; Special Education Alternative Certification Track
  • Special Education and Assessment (EdS)
  • Student Affairs in Higher Education (MS)
  • Teacher Leadership (EdS)
  • Teaching (MAT)
  • Teaching and Learning (MATL)
  • Visual Studies (MFA)
  • Writing (MA)

Accelerated graduate programs

The accelerated graduate programs provides a transition that enables undergraduate students to begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. Students must apply and be accepted to the accelerated graduate program before enrolling in any course that is to apply to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees (Mixed Credit). For more information, refer to the Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes Policy.

  • Accountancy (MAcc)
  • Agriculture (MS)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (MS)
  • Applied Second Language Acquisition (MASLA)
  • Art Education (MAE)
  • Audiology (AUD)
  • Biology (MS)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Cell and Molecular Biology (MS)
  • Chemistry (MS)
  • Child Life Studies (MS)
  • Communication (MA)
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, Option in Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MS)
  • Computer Science (MS)
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice (MS)
  • Cybersecurity (MS)
  • Dramatic Writing (MFA)
  • Early Childhood and Family Development (MS)
  • Early Childhood Special Education (MSEd)
  • Educational Technology (MSEd)
  • Elementary Education (MSEd)
  • Geography and Geology (MS)
  • Global Studies (MGS)
  • Health Administration (MHA)
  • Health Promotion and Wellness Management (MS)
  • History (MA)
  • Information Technology (MS)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (MS)
  • Kinesiology (MS)
  • Literacy (MSEd)
  • Materials Science (MS)
  • Mathematics (MS)
  • Natural and Applied Science (MNAS)
  • Plant Science (MS)
  • Professional Studies, Master of (MPS)
  • Project Management (MS)
  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Public Health (MPH)
  • Public Health Administration (Certificate)
  • Public Health and Homeland Security (Certificate)
  • Public Health Core (Certificate)
  • Religious Studies (MA)
  • Science Content (Certificate)
  • Secondary Education/English (MSEd)
  • Secondary Education/Family and Consumer Sciences (MSEd)
  • Secondary Education/History (MSEd)
  • Secondary Education/Mathematics (MSEd)
  • Special Education, Option in Autism Spectrum Disorders (MSEd)
  • Writing-Technical/Professional Writing Track (MA)

Graduate certificate programs

  • Accounting Analytics
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Agricultural Business and Economics
  • Applied Communication
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Biomolecular Sciences
  • Choral Studies
  • College Teaching
  • Comprehensive Systems of Support
  • Conflict and Dispute Resolution
  • Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Crime Prevention
  • Criminal Justice Leadership and Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Data Science
  • Defense and Strategic Studies
  • Dietetic Internship
  • Dyslexia
  • Economic Development
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Education of Gifted and Talented Students
  • Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Educational Technology
  • Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
  • Elementary Mathematics Specialist
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Monitoring and Sampling
  • Environmental STEM for Teachers
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Finance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Foreign Language Teaching (non-certifiable)
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic Child Psychology
  • French
  • Geospatial Information Sciences
  • Health Administration
  • Health Programming
  • Homeland Security and Defense
  • Hospitality Administration
  • Individualized Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Business
  • International Perspectives in K-12 Special Education
  • Leadership
  • Literacy
  • Local Government Management
  • Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance
  • Nurse Educator
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Perspectives about the American Higher Education System
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Planning and Development
  • Play Therapy
  • Population Health, Post-Master's
  • Professional Studies
  • Project Management
  • Public Health Administration
  • Public Health and Homeland Security
  • Public Health Core
  • Public Management
  • Public Policy
  • Public Safety
  • Quantitative Enterprise Risk Management
  • Ranch Management
  • Recreation and Parks Administration
  • Registered Nurse First Assist
  • School Counseling
  • Science Content
  • Screenwriting for Television and Film
  • Spanish
  • Special Education Director
  • Special Education Technology and Innovation
  • Sport and Human Performance
  • Sport Pedagogy
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics and Research Design
  • Student Mental Health, Family and Community Support
  • Sustainability
  • Tax Accounting
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Teaching of Writing K-12
  • Technical and Professional Writing
  • TeleMental Health in Counseling
  • United States History
  • World History