Apply for Admission

MA Program

Complete the MU Online Graduate Application for Admission any time; continuous admissions for both spring and fall semesters.

In addition to this in-person MA program, we have an online MA program.

To prepare to submit the application linked above, you will need:

  • Your transcript from every college/university you have attended
  • Your resume
  • Your personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Your official GRE scores (sent directly from the Educational Testing Service)
  • For international applicants: your official English proficiency scores, submitted directly to the Graduate Admission Office

Educational Testing Service Institutional Code: use  6875  for both GRE and TOEFL

Most successful applicants score at least 155 on the GRE quantitative section and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For English, native speakers generally score at least 146 on the GRE verbal section; non-native speakers must score at minimum TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5, Pearson Test of English 59, or Cambridge C1 Advanced 180.

PhD Program

Complete the MU Online Graduate Application for Admission by January 15 for priority funding consideration.

To prepare to submit the application linked above, you will need:

  • Your transcript from every college/university you have attended
  • Your resume
  • Your personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Your official GRE scores (sent directly from the Educational Testing Service)
  • For international applicants: your official English proficiency scores, submitted directly to the Graduate Admission Office, as well as a copy to upload

Educational Testing Service Institutional Code: use  6875  for both GRE and TOEFL.

Most successful applicants score at least 160 on the GRE quantitative section and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For English, native speakers generally score at least 150 on the GRE verbal section. Non-native speakers must score at minimum TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5, Pearson Test of English 59, or Cambridge C1 Advanced 180, and most competitive applicants score at least 100 on the TOEFL.

Contact Information

Dr. Saku Aura (MA Director)
auras@missouri.edu

Dr. David Kaplan (PhD Director)
kaplandm@missouri.edu