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Northwest Missouri State University

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to graduate studies at Northwest, an applicant should submit an application well in advance of enrollment date. Entrance to Graduate School requires a 2.50 undergraduate grade point average (GPA). The application along with official transcripts of all previous degree(s) and credits earned from all accredited institutions, and GRE, GMAT scores or alternative requirements, if applicable, must be submitted to the Graduate Office. (See specific admission requirements for the program desired.)

Additional information for international students may be found here.

Entrance to Graduate School requires a 2.50 undergraduate grade point average (GPA). Education Specialist enrollees must have an appropriate master's degree with a 3.25 GPA. Each graduate program has specific admission policies in addition to the policies for admission to graduate study. See the appropriate program section in the Graduate Academic Catalog for complete admission requirements.

Students desiring to enter the Guidance and Counseling program must complete all admissions requirements by March 1 of the year prior to the Summer or Fall of intended entry.

Students applying to the MS. or certificate in GIS must complete all admission requirements by Apr 4th, 2014 for the Fall 2014 trimester and Nov 10th, 2014 for the Spring 2015 trimester. The GIS program does not accept new students for the Summer trimester.

 A member of the graduate faculty of your department will serve as the major advisor.The major advisor will assist students in approving and submitting the Degree Audit to the Graduate Office.When updates are complete,the student will be notified to review and agree to the Degree Audit.The major advisor must approve any additional changes to the student's Degree Audit by notifying the Graduate Office.