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Northwest Missouri State University

Kansas City Here We Come

Kansas City Here We Come

Northland Innovation Campus breaks ground

When completed for the fall of 2016, the Northland Innovation Campus will be nestled in the re-gentrified heart of the emerging neighborhood of Gladstone’s downtown.

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New Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs

New Bachelor's Degree Completion Programs

In order to serve students who wish to live in Kansas City, but earn their bachelor's degree from Northwest, new completion programs will be available beginning fall 2015.

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Resource for Used Textbooks

Resource for Used Textbooks

Connect with other Northwest students to get used textbooks!

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This Northwest portal system has many features to serve you!

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The Northwest-Kansas City has moved to our new location at Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City, Missouri.

Welcome to our website! We want this to be convenient for you, the student, as you interact with our personnel and your professors!

Contact Us

Northwest-Kansas City
2601 N.E. Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156
Phone: 816.604.3171
Fax: 816.437.3439

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
by appointment only

Survey after survey shows Northwest is a national leader in both student satisfaction and degree completion. The heartfelt commitment of our faculty and staff to your development, both in and beyond the classroom, is one of Northwest's finest assets. Engaged alumni remain connected and quite supportive of the University's efforts, and Northwest's many partners are equally committed to the institution's success.  Northwest is an exceptional place to learn, live and grow no matter your academic pursuits.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to Graduate School and enrolling in classes, you should begin by completing the free Application for Graduate Studies.

New Student Orientation Information

New Student Orientation is used to help students learn more about Northwest and Northwest-Kansas City prior to their classes starting.  Each student is given information about Northwest e-mail, CatPAWs, myNorthwest, Textbooks, Owen’s Library online, and Northwest-Kansas City Daily Schedule.  Tours of the facility are also available.  Participants should RSVP about a week before the event.


DAE/TLE & Writing
Assessments Information

Students pursuing a degree in Educational Leadership may be required to take a Departmental Admissions Exam (DAE), Teacher Leader Exam (TLE), or a Writing Assessment.  To find out more information about these items, and set up a time to complete them, contact:



  • Connect with your advisor
  • Sign-up for upcoming trimester classes

Education Programs

MBA Program

Portfolio Review Information
All students seeking a Master's in Educational Leadership or Specialist in Education degree, and those seeking certification for the principalship are required to compile, submit, and defend a professional portfolio. The portfolio should be designed to convey a clear picture of the student's professional philosophy, motivations and capabilities. Syllabi from various courses will indicate possible items to be included but must be utilized in the building/district setting.

Research Component Information
A research component must be on file in the Office of the Dean, Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies, prior to applying for approval to take the comprehensive examinations.

Comprehensive Examination/ETS Information
Students will take the Graduate Management Business Exam (ETS) during their last semester of enrollment. The test will be scheduled early in the term.

Applying for Graduation
All students must apply for graduation at the beginning of their last trimester of enrollment.  Please complete this form in full and submit it no later than the end of the third week of class for fall and spring or the first week of the summer trimester in which you plan to meet the assessment requirements.