Northwest Missouri State University

Introduction

Originally established in 1905, Northwest Missouri State University is a state-assisted, four-year regional university that also offers graduate degree programs.


Quality Academics

Northwest offers 135 undergraduate programs and 36 master's programs. The Business, Education, Geography and Agriculture departments graduate the largest number of students each year. Career Services offers an "Exploring Majors" fair where students can learn about different majors on campus and find which major is the perfect fit for them.

Laptop

Every full-time student receives a laptop computer to use throughout the school year.

Textbooks

Northwest has implemented a rental program where undergraduate students pay only $6 per credit hour for their textbooks. This amount is included in tuition and fees.

Hands-on Experience

Hands-on ExperienceNorthwest is a true advocate of hands-on experience. For instance, in our Horace Mann Lab School students majoring in education get a true inside view of what teaching is all about. Northwest offers several other opportunities for hands-on experiences including internships, the University farm for agriculture majors, on-campus radio and television stations and volunteer work.

The Right Size

Northwest currently has around 7,000 students. This size of campus offers great opportunities for students to succeed socially, as well as academically. With a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1, you never feel like a number and receive personalized attention from faculty.

Mission

Northwest Missouri State University focuses on student success - every student, every day.

Vision

We will be THE university of choice for a comprehensive, exceptional student experience.

Values

  • Student success
  • Scholarship and life-long learning
  • Intercultural competence
  • Collaboration
  • Respect and integrity
  • Strategic thinking
  • Excellence
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Science in Agriculture

Campus Full time Part time September 2016 USA Maryville

The Master of Science program in agriculture is designed to further develop the technical knowledge and professional training necessary for those preparing for occupations [+]

Master of Science in AgricultureThe Master of Science program in agriculture is designed to further develop the technical knowledge and professional training necessary for those preparing for occupations in agriculture and for more advanced graduate studies. The emphasis is on current knowledge and how it may be adapted to future problems of all those engaged in producing, processing, and marketing agricultural products.

 

 

This program is implemented by selecting one of the three following options:

Option One: Thesis    In addition to 32 hours of course work, students who pursue this option will be required to write a thesis and must be actively engaged in an acceptable research program. Students must have a score of at least 300 on both the verbal portion and quantitative portions of the GRE before they will be admitted to candidacy.    Students with a GRE score less than 300 verbal or quantitative can petition the graduate faculty of the Department of Agriculture for waiver of the GRE requirement.    The department graduate advisor, together with each student pursuing this option, will appoint an advisory committee consisting of a thesis advisor, who will direct the research of the student, a second faculty member from agriculture, and a faculty member from a field related to the student's program. The advisory committee will assist the student in planning the research program and will conduct an oral examination of the student over the thesis upon completion of the student's research project. The student must also take a written comprehensive examination over his or her coursework.... [-]


Master of Science in Applied Computer Science

Campus Full time Part time 16 months September 2016 USA Maryville + 1 more

The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science offers students with strong undergraduate background in a technical computing discipline an opportunity to increase their technical [+]

Master of Science in Applied Computer Science

 

The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science offers students with strong undergraduate background in a technical computing discipline an opportunity to increase their technical expertise and to complement that expertise with fundamental business concepts related specifically to information technology. By increasing students' knowledge in high demand areas, such as network security, web services, human-computer interaction, component-based software engineering, and data warehousing, graduates of this program will be well-prepared to succeed in a very competitive job market. A year-long, six-credit hour Master's Project will give students an opportunity to apply their knowledge.... [-]


MSc in Recreation

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Maryville

Students seeking a Master of Science in Recreation may choose to complete coursework in one or both of the following interest areas: Recreation Resources Management or Therapeutic Recreation. [+]

MSc in Recreation

Students seeking a Master of Science in Recreation may choose to complete coursework in one or both of the following interest areas: Recreation Resources Management or Therapeutic Recreation.

Program Admission Requirements

 

1.Make application to the Graduate School.

2.A minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on the undergraduate transcript is required.

3.A minimum combined score of 800 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam.

4.Minimum score of 3.5 on the GRE Writing Assessment.

 

 

Deadlines

•Fall admission – August 1... [-]


Online MSc Geographic Information Science

Online Full time Part time September 2016 USA Maryville

We offer an online Master of Science degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS). Students taking a selected subset of courses for the online Masters degree may earn a Certificate in Geographic Information Science. [+]

Online MSc Geographic Information Science

 

We offer an online Master of Science degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS). Students taking a selected subset of courses for the online Masters degree may earn a Certificate in Geographic Information Science.

 

The Department of Geology and Geography at Northwest Missouri State University offers a completely online Master of Science degree in Geographic Information Science (GIScience). The focus of this program is applied GIScience as used in industry and the public sector. The online Master's 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 Master's program consists of people working in business or government who wish to use GIS technology for managing geographic data and solving geo-spatial 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.The Master's program requires 32-35 credit hours and centers on a core of seven online courses (21 credits) that are required of each student. Students choose three elective courses (9 credits) and also complete a thesis. An introductory course in GIS is intended for students with limited background in GIScience.Students taking a selected subset of courses for the online Master's degree may earn a graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science. This option is appropriate for students seeking advanced coursework but who do not wish to pursue a Master's degree.The courses in the GIScience program are taught by full-time faculty at Northwest with Ph.D. degrees. Five of these faculty members have GIScience and GIS as their primary specialty.Our students come from a broad diversity of backgrounds. Many of our students are using GIS in their current jobs and are seeking more in-depth knowledge to support and advance their careers. Other students want to make a career change to the GIS industry and are using the GIScience program to give them the education needed to become part of the rapidly growing geo-spatial workforce. Our students have undergraduate degrees in a wide variety of majors, including geography, forestry, geology, biology, agronomy, urban planning, environmental science, history, English, anthropology, architecture, and finance.... [-]