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Northwest Missouri State University


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BS in Nursing (BSN)

BS in Nursing (BSN)

The BSN Completion Program offers registered nurses (RN’s) the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degree through online nursing courses.  The nursing program enrolls year round with courses offered once a year.  The program is designed so that an RN can complete the program in as little as one year.  Nursing courses encourage leadership skills with a broader view of the healthcare system and the role that a BSN prepared nurse has in the delivery of healthcare services in multiple settings.  RN’s who complete the program will develop skills and gain knowledge that will prepare them for a master level program in nursing. 

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BS in Business Management

BS in Business Management

Northwest has entered into several articulation agreements with community colleges in Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas. These agreements express a shared commitment to increasing the opportunity for students to gain access to and succeed in higher education. By clarifying transfer policies and procedures which assure articulation between programs, the institutions involved seek to assist students in making a seamless transfer from the associate in applied science degree to the baccalaureate degree.

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree program may be completed at Northwest either by attending traditional campus-based classes or by participating in Northwest's Web-based online degree program.

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BS in Marketing

BS in Marketing

Northwest  has entered into several articulation agreements with community colleges in Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas.  These agreements express a shared commitment to increasing the opportunity for stidents to gain access to and succeed in higher education.  by clarifying transfer policies and proceedures which assure articulation between programs the institutions involved seek to assist students in making a seamless transfer from the associate in applied science degree to the baccalaureate degree.

Read more about our articulation agreements here.

The Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree program may be completed at Northwest either by attending traditional campus-based classes or by participating in Northwest's web-based online degree program.

Online MBA

Online MBA

Northwest offers an online MBA program with academically qualified faculty with a variety of industry experiences.  The MBA program is designed to be completed in two years, and offers you the convenience of completing your degree at any location.

The program is open to anyone with a bachelor degree. Applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in business may be required to complete prerequisite courses. Prerequisite courses are offered online every term with an alternate 9 hour MBA Business Foundation course offered in the summer term.

Online courses are offered each fall, spring and summer term. Students may apply to enter the program during any session.


M.S. in Geographic Information Science

M.S. in Geographic Information Science

Northwest Missouri State University is offering an online Master of Science degree in Geographic Information Science. The focus of this program is applied Geographic Information Science (GIScience) as used in industry and the public sector. GIScience studies the science and issues of using geographic information systems (GIS) technology. The online Masters program includes courses on such GIScience topics as modeling with GIS, geostatistics, cartographic design, GIS database design, and project management. The target population for the online Masters program consists of people working in business or government who wish to use GIS technology to solve real-world problems and who need in-depth knowledge that goes beyond the mechanics of using GIS software. Those in academia who want to use GIS as a tool to conduct research in their discipline may also be interested in the courses.

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Certificate in Instructional Technology

Certificate in Instructional Technology

The certificate program combines up-to-date knowledge with practical applications and individualized experiences. The aim of the certificate program is to facilitate the professional growth of educators and trainers in the use of instructional technology. Courses in the certificate program may be applied towards an M.S.Ed.

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Certificate in eTeaching

Certificate in eTeaching

This 15 hour graduate program will consist of online courses for educators interested in teaching online and corporate educators interested in training online. The program is offered through the Department of Math/Computer Science/Information Systems.

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ELL - English Language Learners - Certification

Northwest offers an add-on certification for ELL/ESOL. ELL Certification is a 21 hour program and recommended for mainstream elementary and secondary teachers who have English language learners in their classes and have completed a Masters degree in Education.

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M. S. Ed. in Teaching: English Language Learners

M. S. Ed. in Teaching: English Language Learners

The Masters Degree in Teaching ELL is a 32 credit hour program. This degree is recommended for mainstream elementary and secondary teachers of English language learners who do not already have a Masters degree in a related field.

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M. S. Ed. in Special Education

M. S. Ed. in Special Education

A graduate degree is offered in Special Education with a focus on working with students with mild to moderate disabilities. These disabilities include students in multicategorical areas of learning disabilities, mental retardation, emotional/behavioral disorders, and physical and other health impaired. The subject field required courses and many of the elective courses are offered as on-line courses on a frequent, if not annual, basis.

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Quality Matters recognized courses

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Apply at:  http://www.nwmissouri.edu/online/admissions.htm