Located in Springfield, Missouri, USA, Missouri State University was founded in 1905 and has a long history of developing well-educated individuals. The university currently has over 22,000 total students with approximately 3,300 graduate students.
Missouri State University is a public affairs institution, which means they focus on educating their students with the future in mind. Through three distinct pillars: Ethical Leadership, Cultural Competence and Community Engagement, they are able to provide problem solving skills, opportunities to study abroad, learn other languages and cultures and actively participate in community activities locally and around the world.
The Graduate College at Missouri State University offers over 100 programs which range from Graduate Certificates, Master’s degrees and Doctoral degree programs. Those who choose to study a graduate program at Missouri State University may select from our 52 Masters options, 43 Graduate Certificates, 6 Doctoral qualifications and 3 Specialist Degree programs.
International graduate students represent approximately 15% of the graduate student population at Missouri State University, and the very active International Services office provides important information for future students, such as application deadlines, how to apply and financial assistance. Application deadlines for international students are May 1 for the fall semester (August) and September 1 for the spring semester (January). They also continue to work with international students throughout their time at Missouri State University.
If English is not your first language, Missouri State also offers an English Language Institute to help you become proficient before beginning your graduate coursework.
As a graduate student at Missouri State University you will have opportunities to work alongside world-renowned faculty and assist in research, apply for Graduate Assistantships in either teaching, research and/or administrative responsibilities, interact with other students from 85 countries and get involved with many different student organizations on campus.
Missouri State University’s graduate students obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to immediately start working in their area of expertise after completing their program.