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Linley Tate

Master of Education '15

As a vocal education teacher, Linley Tate recognized that a master’s degree in Positive Coaching could help her lead her music program in new ways. Her online classes gave her the opportunity to get her degree while continuing her career.

Brad Wolf

Master of Education ' 15

Aspiring coach, Brad Wolf needed to juggle classes, family and career to get his degree. An online master's degree from Mizzou’s College of Education was exactly the opportunity he was looking for.

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Education | Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission; Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  • Estimated program cost: $12,225*

* This price is for illustrative purposes only and is based on academic year 2017 information. It includes standard in-state graduate tuition of $352.60 per credit hour plus $41.20 per-credit-hour Truman School supplemental fees and $13.20 per-credit-hour information technology fees. It does not include application fees, textbooks or course materials. Additional fees may apply. Course fees vary from department to department. Your actual costs may differ depending on your course choices. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

A master’s degree in positive coaching from MU can help you advance your career leading athletes, students and other team members. If you want to help people achieve their optimal performance both as individuals and as team members, this may be the program for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Coaches and Scouts

This degree has potential benefits for

  • Academic advisers
  • Athletic and performance coaches
  • Athletic administrators
  • Military officers
  • Educators and education administrators
  • School counselors
  • Wellness coordinators and life coaches

Program structure and topics

The online master’s in positive coaching is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based, offered in 8- and 16-week sessions.

Most students study part time, taking two classes per semester, and earn their master’s degrees in just two-and-a-half years. Full-time students can complete the program in just one year.

Course work covers:

  • Administration of athletics programs
  • Athlete training and conditioning
  • Character and ethics in sport and leadership
  • Emotional health and well-being of the athlete
  • Gender and multicultural issues in sports
  • Wellness and self-care of coaches

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

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This program is administered by the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology