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Missouri State University’s Graduate College offers over 100 graduate programs!

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Accelerated Master’s Programs
(for current MSU Juniors and Seniors)

Want to get a jump-start on a Master’s Degree?  You can earn credit for both your undergrad and graduate degrees by completing a Mixed Credit form with your advisor’s approval.  To learn more and see if your program qualifies, please visit

Graduate Certificate Programs

Extend your knowledge of a particular area in a shorter time than earning a full degree.  Our Graduate Certificates can be earned concurrently or independent of a graduate degree program.  Coursework can often be applied towards a Master’s Degree program.  For more information:

Master’s Degree Programs

Currently we offer 52 Master’s programs (MA, MAcc, MASLA, MATL, MAT, MBA, MFA, MHA, MM, MNAS, MOT, MPA, MPH, MS, MSAS, MSEd, MSIS, MGS, MSN, MSW). Many of these programs are recognized around the globe as being the very best in their field, and offer students numerous research opportunities.

Specialist Degree Programs

  • Currently we offer Educational Administration (EdS), Counseling & Assessment (EdS) and Teacher Leadership (SETL).
  • The Educational Administration program offers emphasis areas in Elementary Principal, Secondary Principal and Superintendent. 
  • Our Counseling & Assessment program is the only one in the region which meets the school psychological examiner certification requirements. 
  • The Teacher Leadership (SETL) is one of our newest programs offering cohort based classes to Southwest Missouri area K-12 teachers.

Doctoral Degree Programs

  • We have 4 clinical doctoral degrees which are solely offered by MSU’s College of Health & Human Services (AuD, DPT, DNP and DNAP). 
  • We also have our new PharmD program which is in cooperation with UMKC, University of Missouri, Kansas City. 
  • Our other cooperative Doctoral program is in Educational Leadership (EdD) with MU, University of Missouri and tailors to working individuals in the K-12 school setting as well as higher education.   

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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We offer several funding opportunities for qualified graduate students.

Online Programs

Missouri State proudly offers 32 graduate online programs.


Missouri residents = *$255.00 per credit hour
Non-Missouri residents = *$511.00 per credit hour

Internet-based instruction = *$285.00 per credit hour

*May vary depending on the program you are enrolled in.


Are dependent on the number of credit hours you are enrolled in each semester


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Missouri State is located in Springfield, the third largest city in Missouri. With a population of approximately 150,000 we offer numerous shopping, dining and entertainment venues; as well as activities for the whole family to enjoy, such as the Dickerson Park Zoo, Bass Pro Shops and the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.  The Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) makes traveling easy to and from anywhere in the world by offering flights through Allegiant, American Eagle, Delta and United Express.

Upcoming Important Dates/Deadlines

Oct. 1 - Counseling program application deadline for Spring 2016 admits

Nov. 23-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec. 1 - Recommended application deadline for Spring 2016 admits (for programs with no specific app deadlines)

Dec. 3 - Fall full semester classes end

Dec. 4 - Study Day (no classes)

Dec. 5-10 - Final Exam period

Dec. 11 - Fall Commencement

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 - Winter break (offices closed)

Jan. 11 - Spring semester classes begin

Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (no classes/offices closed)

Feb. 1 - Counseling & Assessment program application deadline

Feb. 1 - Student Affairs in Higher Ed. program early application submission deadline

Feb. 1 - Counseling program application deadline for Fall 2016 admits

Feb. 15 - Teaching (MAT) program early application submission deadline

Feb. 15 - President's Day Holiday (no classes/offices closed)

Mar. 7-13 - Spring Break

Mar. 24-25 - Spring Holiday

May 5 - Spring full semester classes end

May 6 - Study Day

May 7-12 - Final Exam period

May 13 - Spring Commencement

May 30 - Memorial Day (offices closed)

June 6 - Summer semester begins

July 4 - Independence Day Holiday (no classes/offices closed)

July 20 - Recommended application deadline for Fall 2016 admits (for programs with no specific app deadlines)

July 27 - Summer semester ends

July 28-29 - Final exam period

July 29 - Summer Commencement

Aug. 22 - Fall 2016 Semester begins

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February 5th

Topic: Accelerated Programs

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


February 5th

Topic: Graduate Assistantships

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


February 5th

Topic: Grad Admissions

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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