Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University is a publicly-funded higher education institution from Maryville, Missouri that offers 200 baccalaureate majors and minors and over 30 master's degree programs in a variety of subject areas. Northwest Missouri State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Average Tution USD 14,465
  • Acceptance Rate 75%
  • Students 6,593
  • International Students 11.8%
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 20:1

School Description

Northwest Missouri State University first existed as the Missouri’s Fifth District Normal School in the year 1905. At the time, it functioned in the provision of teachers for the schools of a 19-county region in northwest Missouri. It has adapted a few institutional names before its Board of Regents finally approved Northwest Missouri State University in 1972 to represent the growth and development of the school.

Today, Northwest Missouri State University's 370-acre main campus in Maryville is home to nearly 12,000 students, 11.8% of whom are international students representing over 30 foreign countries, all enrolled in the university's 11 schools and departments through which it offers 127 baccalaureate majors and 73 minors, as well as over 35 master's degree programs in areas of arts and sciences, agricultural sciences, business, communication and mass media, computer science and information systems, education, health science and wellness.

Bachelor Programs

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Accountancy

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Advertising

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the creation, execution, transmission, and evaluation of commercial messages in various media intended to promote and sell products, services, and brands; and that prepares individuals to function as advertising assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in advertising theory, marketing strategy, advertising design and production methods, campaign methods and techniques, media management, related principles of business management, and applicable technical and equipment skills.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Business

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of business, including the processes of interchanging goods and services (buying, selling and producing), business organization, and accounting as used in profit-making and nonprofit public and private institutions and agencies. The programs may prepare individuals to apply business principles and techniques in various occupational settings.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Business Administration

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Business Economics

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Finance

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Human Resources

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    International Business

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Management

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Marketing

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Information System Management

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Information Systems

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Childhood Education

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Drama

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Fine Arts

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Graphic Design

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Media Studies

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Performing Arts

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Photography

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Music

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Music Education

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Vocal Performance

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to master the human voice and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers in concert, choir, opera, or other forms of singing. Includes instruction in voice pedagogy, diction, vocal physiology and exercise, expressive movement, repertoire, recital, and personal style development.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Criminology

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Mathematics

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Medicine

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of medicine, involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, injuries, and other disorders of the human body. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, examination and diagnosis, patient communications, medical ethics and law, professional standards, and rotations in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology, family medicine, and psychiatry.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Radiology

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Agriculture

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on agriculture and related sciences and that prepare individuals to apply specific knowledge, methods, and techniques to the management and performance of agricultural operations.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Environmental Studies

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Biology

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Biomedical Science

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A general, program that focuses on the integrative scientific study of biological issues related to health and medicine, or a program in one or more of the biomedical sciences that is undifferentiated as to title. Includes instruction in any of the basic medical sciences at the research level; biological science research in biomedical faculties; and general studies encompassing a variety of the biomedical disciplines.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Botany

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of plants, related microbial organisms, and plant habitats and ecosystem relations. Includes instruction in plant anatomy and structure, phytochemistry, cytology, plant genetics, plant morphology and physiology, plant ecology, plant taxonomy and systematics, paleobotany, and applications of biophysics and molecular biology.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Health Science

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Molecular Biology

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules and the role of molecular constituents and mechanisms in supramolecular assemblies and cells. Includes instruction in such topics as molecular signaling and transduction, regulation of cell growth, enzyme substrates and mechanisms of enzyme action, DNA-protein interaction, and applications to fields such as biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, and physiology.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Nutrition Science

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A scientific program that focuses on the utilization of food for human growth and metabolism, in both normal and dysfunctional states, from the interdisciplinary perspective of the agricultural, human, biological, and biomedical sciences. Includes instruction in food science, biochemistry, physiology, dietetics, food and nutrition studies, biotechnology, biophysics, and the clinical sciences.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Occupational Therapy

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to assist patients limited by physical, cognitive, psychosocial, mental, developmental, and learning disabilities, as well as adverse environmental conditions, to maximize their independence and maintain optimum health through a planned mix of acquired skills, performance motivation, environmental adaptations, assistive technologies, and physical agents. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, psychology, sociology, patient assessment and evaluation, standardized and non-standardized tests and measurements, assistive and rehabilitative technologies, ergonomics, environmental health, special education, vocational counseling, health education and promotion, and professional standards and ethics.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Physical Therapy

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to alleviate physical and functional impairments and limitations caused by injury or disease through the design and implementation of therapeutic interventions to promote fitness and health. Includes instruction in functional anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, pathological physiology, analysis of dysfunction, movement dynamics, physical growth process, management of musculoskeletal disorders, clinical evaluation and measurement, client assessment and supervision, care plan development and documentation, physical therapy modalities, rehabilitation psychology, physical therapy administration, and professional standards and ethics.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Veterinary Science

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    An integrated program of study in one or more of the veterinary medical or clinical sciences or a program undifferentiated as to title.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Communication

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Economics

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    History

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Journalism

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Liberal Studies

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Philosophy

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Political Science

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Psychology

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Social Sciences

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of social systems, social institutions, and social behavior.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Spanish

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects. Includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology, and other settings.

  • Northwest Missouri State University
    800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468, USA

    Physical Education

    USD 14,465 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on activities and principles that promote physical fitness, achieve and maintain athletic prowess, and accomplish related research and service goals. Includes instruction in human movement studies, motivation studies, rules and practice of specific sports, exercise and fitness principles and techniques, basic athletic injury prevention and treatment, and organizing and leading fitness and sports programs.

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  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 61
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.50
  • Minimum incoming GRE 294
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 440

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          • 1987-1991, BS

            Once a Bearcat, Always a Bearcat!

            Northwest Missouri State was the right size University for me, to further my studies, meet life-long friends, participate in athletics and promote success! There is great leadership, world-class instructors, staff, volunteers and students. Not to mention a beautiful campus and top notch athletics that make it the ultimate choice in higher education!

          • 2005-2010, Bachelor's of Science

            Great College! Goo Bearcats!

            Northwest Missouri State was the perfect place for me to further my education. Great professors that care about each students success! Great campus. Student Services was very helpful also! I made the right decision when I chose Northwest. Go Bearcats!

          • 1973-1978, B.A.

            Great school

            This University has been at the cutting edge of technology since my days in the 1970's. A small town location and feel with a large University educational program(s). Not only is it a great school for educators but for fine arts and liberal arts students as well. It also excells in agricultural pursuits. I can truly say my time at the University has helped to to be where I am today.