Missouri Western State University

Missouri Western State University, established in 1915, is a student-centred, state-supported University located in city of St. Joseph in Missouri, USA. The University offers a wide variety of master's degree programs through its various schools and Colleges such as Liberal Arts & Sciences, Fine Arts, Nursing and Business & Technology.
  • Average Tuition USD 24,880
  • Acceptance Rate 80%
  • Students 5,388
  • International Students 1%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 35,952
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Missouri Western State University offers master's degree programs in subjects such Digital Media, Nursing, Engineering Technology, Business Administration and Forensic Investigation. The institute offers tailored courses and hands-on learning with several opportunities to work side-by-side with professors and peers. Courses also include industry experience and volunteer opportunities. The campus is home to a well-equipped library and state-of-the-art computer laboratories. The institute also hosts academic events through the year including speaker series and workshops. In addition, 86% of faculty members have the highest degrees in their fields.
  • 01Ranked 61-79th in US News & Media Report's Best Colleges - Regional Midwest Colleges rankings for 2019.
  • 02Offers quality courses with affordable tuition - the second lowest in Missouri.
  • 03Offers several networking opportunities through the alumni association that consists of over 29,000 members.

Master Programs

  • 4525 Downs Dr, St Joseph, MO 64507, United States

    Biology

    USD 11,800 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Applied Science in Industrial Life Science degree provides students the opportunity to pursue advanced training in biology and chemistry, while simultaneously developing their business and communication skills. The curriculum is characterized as science-plus, combining a rigorous study of biology and chemistry with skills-based coursework in business fundamentals, economics, regulatory affairs, intellectual property, project management, and skills-oriented training in communications, data driven decision making, and working in teams.

    Graduates will be prepared for science careers in business, government, and nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing. They will be able to manage research team breakthroughs, serve in quality assurance roles, and interact with researchers and managers, especially in the marketing, finance, and legal departments.

  • 4525 Downs Dr, St Joseph, MO 64507, United States

    Business Administration

    USD 11,800 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

  • 4525 Downs Dr, St Joseph, MO 64507, United States

    Chemistry

    USD 11,800 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Applied Science in Chemistry degree is designed to allow you to pursue advanced training in chemistry, while simultaneously developing workplace skills highly valued by employers. The program is an innovative degree consisting of academic training in chemistry, along with a professional component including cross-training in business and communications developed in concert with industry and designed to dovetail into present and future professional career opportunities. Graduates are equipped to manage the breakthroughs that are created by the research teams. They can interact between researchers and managers, especially in the marketing, finance, and legal departments. The Master of Applied Science in Chemistry allows students to pursue advanced training and excel in the field of chemistry while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills, preparing them for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing. The program is an affiliated Professional Science Masters program, combining rigorous study of chemistry with skills-based coursework in business fundamentals, economics, regulatory affairs, intellectual property, project management, and skills-oriented training in: communications, computation, and working in teams.

  • 4525 Downs Dr, St Joseph, MO 64507, United States

    Engineering Technology

    USD 11,800 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of specific engineering techniques; calculus; general physics; technology; computer applications; computer programming; applied mathematics; and emerging technologies.

  • 4525 Downs Dr, St Joseph, MO 64507, United States

    Information Management

    USD 11,800 Tuition Fee

    This program equips students with comprehensive knowledge of the fundamentals of information management, information systems, and electronic business.

  • 4525 Downs Dr, St Joseph, MO 64507, United States

    Information Technology

    USD 11,800 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Information Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the design of technological information systems; computing systems; computer hardware and software components; algorithms, databases, and telecommunications; user tactics; application testing; and human interface design.

  • 4525 Downs Dr, St Joseph, MO 64507, United States

    Media Studies

    USD 11,800 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Applied Arts in Digital Media curriculum covers the full range of issues and skills to prepare graduates for the 21st century digital workplace. Students learn to think creatively and effectively meet the challenges facing businesses, media, and digital artists today. They acquire team-based and hands-on experience that is highly valued in the professional marketplace. This interdisciplinary approach gives graduates the knowledge and confidence required to merge with and thrive in the new media landscape.

  • 4525 Downs Dr, St Joseph, MO 64507, United States

    Nursing

    USD 11,800 Tuition Fee

    The Master of Science in Nursing degree program is comprised of two tracks (Health Care Leadership and Nurse Educator). Each track requires completion of 32 credit hours, 20 of these hours are Core shared courses between the two tracks. Additionally, a graduate Nurse Educator Certificate is available. This option requires completion of 15 credit hours and is designed to serve those individuals who do not want to complete the full MSN program, but desire to build knowledge and skills specific to the academic or professional staff development educator role. This MSN Class Grid provides an outline of all courses required for the Master of Science in Nursing tracks and the Nurse Educator Certificate.

  • 4525 Downs Dr, St Joseph, MO 64507, United States

    Sports Management

    USD 11,800 Tuition Fee

    Sport and Fitness Management programs prepare people to take on leadership positions in sport and fitness settings, such as running health clubs and managing sport teams at all levels. Students learn business, sales and marketing skills. They also learn health and safety standards and public communications to foster professional growth. Master of Applied Science in Sport and Fitness Management is a comprehensive program that prepares students to assume supervisory and administrative positions in facility and event management, college athletics, professional sports organizations, non-profit agencies, public/private/corporate fitness facilities, cardiac rehabilitation and community based/amateur athletic programs.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 79
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 450

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    The University offers a number of scholarships for master's students, including the International Excellence Scholarships of up to $2,500.

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    Established in 1915

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    The University has been home to students from over 30 countries around the world.

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          • Testimony
            2009-2011, Management

            Great UniversityThe student to instructor ratio was the major attraction for me. Even after a few years I am confident that if I needed help I could count on help from my instructors. Best return on money spent for education.equals MWSU.

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            1999-2001, Criminal Justice/Legal Studies

            Great UniversityThe student teachers ratio is great. Great atmosphere. The feels of some big league University with the atmosphere of a small college. I'm proud to be a MWSU graduate

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            1981-1982, Law Enforcement

            Missouri Western State UniversityI learned a great deal while I studied at MWSU. During my 33 year career at the St. Joseph Police Department, the University proved to be a valuable source of help and information. The faculty is top notch and very accessible.