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Application Deadlines

We are pleased to know of your interest in applying for a graduate program in the College of Education. The University of Missouri System is the premier higher education system in Missouri. The College of Education at UMSL has been recognized for its innovations in technology and its many community partnerships. The College is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In addition, the Counseling and School Psychology programs are accredited by their respective professional organizations. The graduate faculty is comprised of full-time professors with doctorates in their areas of specialization from universities known around the world. Your graduate diploma from the University of Missouri- Saint Louis will be recognized by all as representing achievement in a high quality program and demanding curriculum.

This information is designed to help you submit you application to the Graduate School and your program in time to begin your studies in a timely fashion. You should pay close attention to deadline dates as they vary by degree program. Please understand that the College of Education will do everything possible to process applications in a timely fashion once we receive them from the Graduate Admissions Office, but the Graduate School is very strict about deadline dates. Please start your application process early.

Specific details about requirements and deadline for our various programs are found in the following table. Here are the tasks to be completed:

  1. Start by having official transcripts from all the colleges and universities you have attended sent to Graduate Admissions, 217 Millennium Student Center, One University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121. Typically you will contact the Registrar’s Office at those institutions. This is typically one of the processes that takes the longest and holds up consideration of your application, so the sooner you complete this task, the better your chances of starting you studies on time.
  2. Apply for admissions. Go to the UMSL home page (http://www.umsl.edu). In the upper right there is a Useful Links pull-down menu. Click on the arrow and select “Apply for Admissions”. Be sure to complete the Graduate School application. There is a $35.00 application fee for the first-time applicants.
  3.  Not all our programs require test scores. If your program requires Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, arrange to take the exam and have your scores sent to UMSL.
  4. If your program requires a supplemental application or letters of recommendation, have those items sent to the Graduate Education Office, College of Education, UMSl, 1 University Blvd., Saint Louis, Mo. 63121.

Here is application deadline information. If you are interested in applying for financial aid from the UMSL Student Financial Aid Office, be sure to start well in advance of deadlines to assemble the needed information.

Program Application Deadline Test Score Requirements Letter of Recommendation or Supplemental Application Requirements
Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
  • October 1st for the Spring semester
  • March 1st for the Summer of Fall semesters
    Applications must be completed by these dates!
  • January 15th (once per year) for the Counseling emphasis areas for a Fall semester start
GRE
  • 3 Letters
  • Resume
  • Statement of Goals for Doctoral Study
Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Education Administration
  • December 1st for the Spring semester
  • May 1st for the Summer semester
  • July 1st for the Fall semester
GRE by end of first semester
  • 3 Letters
Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Education Administration
  • March 1st for the Fall semester
GRE
  • 2 Letters
Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling
  • October 1st for the Spring semester
  • June 1st for the Fall semester
None
  • 3 Letters
  • Supplemental
  • Application Form
All other Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and Graduate Certificate programs
  • December 1st for the Spring semester
  • May 1st for the Summer semester
  • July 1st for the Fall semester
None None, unless undergraduate GPAs do not meet Graduate School criteria

 


If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Education Office . Those applying for the doctoral programs should call 314-516-4582; all others should call 314-516-5483; or email gradeduc@umsl.edu.