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 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
  • Nursing (M.S.N./Nursing Education)
  • 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

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

Specific Information for Master's Program Applications

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

No deadline

No

Teaching certificate
Portfolio
-if not MU grad
*click for information and deadline dates

Interview in some cases
Early Childhood Education
(MEd)
No deadline

No

Teaching Certificate

*If no teaching cert., can still apply if also applying to post-bac cert.

No
Emergency Management (MS) No deadline

GRE or MAT, required only if cumulative gpa is lower than 2.75

Resume No
English (MA & MEd) No deadline

GRE or MAT

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

ACTFL
(OPI or OPIc
 and WPT)

No No
Gifted Education
(MEd)
No deadline

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

Teaching certificate No
History (MA) No deadline

GRE,
required only if cum gpa is lower than 2.85

Writing sample of 8-12 pages showing use of primary and secondary sources and a grasp of historical thinking No
Integrated Scientific Applications (MS) No deadline

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

Resume No
Language & Literacy Education (MEd) No deadline

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

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

GRE or MAT

Teaching certificate Interview Required
Mathematics (MEd) No deadline

No

Completion of Mutlivariate Calculus (C- or better) All Transfer transcripts (even if MU grad)
Nursing (MSN)

Family Nurse Practitioner
January 15

program begins fall, only

Nursing Education
January 15

October 1 

No

Resume
Copy of RN License
All Transfer transcripts (even if MU grad), Interview Required

Psychology (MS)
- School
- Clinical

January 15
June 1, if space available
October 1

GRE

No At least 1 academic reference, interview - in person
School Counseling
(MEd)
January 15
June 1, if space available
October 1

GRE

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

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

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

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

GRE or MAT

Teaching certificate

*If no teaching cert., can still apply if also applying to post-bac cert.

Interview
Sport Management (MEd) No deadline

GRE/MAT/GMAT exam or complete an interview with writing assisgnment, required only if cumulative gpa is between 2.75 - 2.99

No All transfer transcripts (even if MU grad), at least 1 academic reference and cannot be from MU Sport Management Dept. (match names on app) & sport management goal statement

Technology Education 
(MEd)

No deadline

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

Teaching certificate

*If no teaching cert., can still apply if also applying to post-bac cert.

No
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.