Inspire a generation

Kearsten Peoples

As a former collegiate athlete, Kearsten knows the importance of leadership in lives of youth. As an adult, she wants to be a vital influence in her community. She earned a master of arts in youth development online from the University of Missouri. With the goal of working at a non-profit, Kearsten learned about agency budgeting, fundraising, grant writing and other essential skills that will enable her to have a impactful career.

Penny Kittle

Master of Arts in Human Development and Family Science `18

Penny Kittle was looking for an opportunity to advance her career by earning her master's — what she found was so much more. Through the University of Missouri and the Great Plains IDEA program, she had the unique opportunity to share experiences with people across the world. Most importantly, she proved to herself and her family that she could overcome any obstacle that stood in her path along the way.

Tuition and financial aid

Online graduate students pay in-state tuition regardless of residency.

credit hours
tuition + fees per credit hour
estimated program cost

This estimate is for illustrative purposes only and is based on academic year 2021 information. It includes:

  • Standard Great Plains graduate tuition of $575.64 per credit hour, plus
  • Information technology fee of $14.35 per credit hour.

This estimate does not include your application fee, textbooks or course materials. Additional fees may apply. Course fees vary from department to department. Your actual program costs will vary from these estimated totals.

See more about tuition and fees.

Financial aid

Graduate students may receive several types of financial aid, including loans.

3 out of 4 MU graduate students receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid is contingent upon eligibility.

Average financial aid package*

* In the 2015 academic year, 9,153 graduate students were enrolled at MU; 6,938 (75.8 percent) of them received a combined total of $140,889,924 in need-based and non-need-based financial aid.

The Student Financial Aid Office can provide further information and assist you with federal aid and upcoming scholarship deadlines.

Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award

Are you a veteran, active duty service member, Reservist, National Guardsman, or a military spouse or dependent and want to study online?

See if you’re eligible for the Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award.

This program is administered by the Department of Human Development and Family Science.

The University reserves the right to increase or decrease the fees charged for attendance and other services at the University when the Board of Curators considers it in the best interest of the University to do so. Any increase in fees must be approved by the Board of Curators not less than thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the academic term (semester, etc.) to which these fees will be applied. Any change in fees will be effective irrespective of whether fees have or have not been paid by or on behalf of a student prior to the effective date of the modification. For more information on tuition and fees, visit the Office of Cashiers.