How to Apply

Requirement Summary:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official academic transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or 80/100
  • TOEFL preferred the score of 580 for the paper test, 85 IBT, IELTS 6.5 or higher)–Institution code: 6875
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)will be required for applicants for the Educational Psychology Program from fall, 2018


Application Process:

1.Complete MU Office of Graduate Studies application no later than the first week of November for the next fall cohort.

  1. Three letters of recommendation will need to be submitted via the online application. Each reference will receive directions on how to submit the recommendation once you have entered their contact information in the application system. The content of the letter should include (but not limited to):
  • Educational history to include your total undergraduate GPA to date, GPA for last 60 hours of undergraduate work and graduate GPA if applicable.
  • Honorary, social, and professional organizations of which you are or have been a member.
  • Scholastic awards, honors, fellowship, scholarships, etc., that you have received.
  • Publications, thesis, conference presentations, or other relevant scholarly writings of an original nature that you have done (you are invited to upload reprints and/or manuscripts).
  • Research experiences and activities involved.
  • Clinical experiences and activities involved.
  • Any other relevant personal and professional experiences (paid or volunteer) and activities involved.
  • Identify research topics of interest to you.
  • Discuss skills learned or demonstrated in any of the above positions.
  1. Statement of purpose addressing the following:
  • Describe interests and experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds (e.g. ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, religious, ability status, sexual orientation). How have these experiences influenced you? (250-word limit)
  • Describe experiences that demonstrate your potential for leadership that you believe distinguish you as a candidate for graduate study. (250-word limit)
  • Describe (1) your previous experience serving in a helping or counseling role, (2) your interests and career objectives, (3) how these interests and career objectives have developed, (4) how these interests match those of specific program faculty, and (5) how being accepted into the program of your choice will benefit your career aspirations and help you act upon your beliefs, goals, and philosophy. (1000-word limit)
  1. As part of the submission process, applicants are required to upload OFFICIALcopies of all transcripts to the online application.

–NOTE:  If you are accepted by our academic program, you will then be asked to provide official copies of all transcripts to: Graduate School, University of Missouri 210 Jesse Hall Columbia, Missouri 65211.

  1. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for applicants for Educational Psychology Program.
  2. If your native language is other than English, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) is required. Please send this to the Graduate School Office using school code 6875.

7.Submit the Application Fee for international students ($90 U.S dollars) to the MU Graduate School.

–A nonrefundable application processing fee is required for all new applicants. You must have a valid MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express or Diner’s Club credit card to submit the online application for admission. The application fee is nonrefundable; it is not applicable to the educational fee, student activities fee, computing fee or student health fee.

*Please be sure to upload all supplemental materials Before you submit the application.

*Final candidates will be asked to have an Internet (e.g., Skype) interview with the coordinator of the Dual Degree program, Dr. Sonia Dhaliwal.

Program Handbook

For more detailed information, please refer to Dual Degree Master Program Handbook.