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Northwest Missouri State University


"I received my master's through the Educational Leadership Department at the St. Joe Center. The St. Joe Center is convenient, especially for teachers who want to get their master's degrees. It is more convenient to have the option to take classes in St. Joseph rather than to teach a full day and then drive up to Maryville."

Anitra Clark


"Originally I began an MBA at the University of Missouri St. Louis when I heard about the program [at the Northwest St. Joseph Center], and I realized I could save about a year and a few dollars. The new center is easily accessible from anywhere in town; it is right off of the highway. The program has been incredibly challenging, but I've been provided all the tools to meet those challenges. I've already learned more than I had anticipated"

Brian Francis


"I wanted to expand my leadership skills and confidence in my leadership abilities, and the ELPA doctoral program was the best choice. Classes at Northwest's St. Joseph campus save hours of driving allowing me to be more efficient with my time. I can teach, work on my doctorate and still spend time with my family!"

Luanne Haggard


"I knew I wanted to pursue a MBA, and I thought Northwest was a great fit. The St. Joe Center offers all of the same amenities that it would on campus so it works out really well, and it is close to home so there is not whole lot of travel involved. I think it is going to open up a lot of windows of opportunity."

Melissa Chamberlain

Welcome to the St. Joseph Center


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

Northwest Missouri State University's St. Joseph Center offers graduate programs in

  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Psychology/Sociology/Counseling
  • Instructional Technology
  • MBA

Contact Us

Northwest St. Joseph Center
Suite 100 South
3500 N. Village Dr.
St. Joseph, MO 64506

Phone: 816.364.5000
Fax: 816.364.5010

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Now Offering
National Board Certification Preparation Courses

Advisement/Open House 

St. Joseph Center

Kansas City Center

Coming Spring 2015!

Coming Spring 2015!

Graduate Study Portfolio Requirement

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. Learn more »

Offices to help serve you

Terry Immel Graduate Office
Terry Immel
Executive Secretary
Amber Colgrove Graduate Office
Amber Colgrove
Graduate Records Specialist
Joan Schneider Career Services
Joan Schneider
Del Morley Financial Assistance and Scholarships
Del Morley
Terri Christensen Bursar/Cashiering Office
Terri Christensen
Ronda Sigman Booth College of Business and Professional Studies
Ronda Sigman
Executive Secretary
MBA Student Assistance
Leslie Galbreath B. D. Owen's Library
Leslie Galbreath
Kim Hullinger Certification Office
Kim Hullinger
Certification Officer
Computer Help Desk

DAEs/TLEs and Writing Assessment Dates

St. Joseph Center

Kansas City Center

Dates/times available by appointment only.

Times available by appointment.