Programs with Firm Deadlines

*Completed application and all supporting materials must be received by deadline

The following graduate programs have firm application deadline dates and one term of entry, only:

  • Nursing (M.S.N. Family/Individual Across Lifespan Nurse Practitioner) - January 15 for admission beginning fall term
  • Social Work - February 1 (and after Feb. 1, until program is full) for admission beginning summer term. 

The following master's degree and certification programs have firm application deadline dates and multiple terms of entry:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • School Counseling
  • School Psychology

January 15  for admission beginning in fall term
June 1 for admission beginning in fall term (on a space available basis only)
October 1 for admission beginning in winter or spring terms

See chart below for program specific information, regarding timelines and requirements.

Programs Offering Rolling Admissions

The following graduate programs offer rolling admissions (no deadline).  When all required application materials have been submitted the application file will be submitted to the academic department for an admissions review and determination.  The review and admission process may take up to 4-6 weeks. 

  • Art
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Management
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Gifted Education
  • History
  • Integrated Scientific Applications
  • Leadership for Teaching & Learning
  • Language & Literacy Education
  • Mathematics
  • Special Education
  • Sport Mangement
  • Technology Education
  • Nurse Educator

See chart below for program specific information, regarding timelines and requirements.

Specific Information for Master's Program Applications

Program Deadline Dates Required Entrance Exam* Teaching Certificate
Other Requirements
Art (MEd)

No deadline

No

No

Interview may be required, Portfolio- if not MU Grad
Early Childhood Education
(MEd)
No deadline

No

Yes, unless enrolled in post-bac cert. concurrently No
Emergency Management (MS) No deadline

GRE or MAT, required only if cumulative gpa is lower than 2.8

No Resume
English (MA & MEd) No deadline

GRE or MAT

No No
Foreign Languages
(MA, MEd)
- Spanish, German, French
No deadline

ACTFL
(OPI and WPT)

No No
Gifted Education
(MEd)
No deadline

GRE or MAT,
required only if cumulative gpa is lower than 3.0

Yes No
History (MA) No deadline

GRE,
required only if cum gpa is lower than 2.85

No 8-12 page academic writing sample
Integrated Scientific Applications (MS) No deadline

GRE or MAT or GMAT, required only if cumulative gpa is lower than 3.0

No Resume
Language & Literacy Education (MEd) No deadline

GRE or MAT,
required only if cumulative gpa is lower than 3.0

Yes No
Leadership for Teaching and Learning (MEd) No deadline

GRE or MAT

Yes Interview
Mathematics (MEd) No deadline

No

No All Transfer transcripts
Nursing (MSN)

Family/Individual Across Lifespan
January 15
Fall Start only 
Nursing Education
Rolling Admission

No

No
Resume, Copy of RN license, 3.0 GPA required, All Transfer transcripts, Interview

Psychology (MS)
- School
- Clinical

January 15
June 1
October 1

GRE

No At least 1 academic reference, interview
School Counseling
(MEd)
January 15
June 1
October 1

GRE

No At least 1 academic reference, interview
Social Work (MSW)**

February 1
(and after Feb. 1, until the program is full) 

*summer start only

GRE or MAT, required only if cumulative gpa from ALL coursework is lower than 2.8

No All Transfer transcripts (even if MU grad), at least 1 academic and 1 supervisory reference, Resume
Special Education (MEd) No deadline

GRE or MAT

No Interview
Sport Management (MEd) No deadline

GRE/MAT/GMAT exam or complete an interview with writing assisgnment, required only if cumulative gpa is lower than 3.0

No All transfer transcripts (even if MU grad), at least 1 academic reference (not from MU Sport Management Dept.), and sport management goal statement

Technology Education 
(MEd)

No deadline

GRE or MAT, required only if cumulative gpa is lower than 3.0 

Yes, unless enrolled in post-bac cert. concurrently No
Teacher Certification No deadline No No All transfer transcripts

 * Applicants possessing an earned master's degree from a regionally-accredited institution are exempt from the MAT or GRE entrance exam requirement.  Foreign Language applicants with earned master's degrees are not exempt from the OPI/WPT requirement.

**Special MSW forms for goals statement and letters of recommendation are required.