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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements

  • Fulfill the prerequisite foundation course work listed on the Courses page.
  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • 3.0 or better GPA in the last 60 hours of baccalaureate course work.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 180.

Application dates

Send in your application on time.

To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
Fall July 15 August
Spring Dec. 15 January

Gather your papers

Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

  • Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or C1 Advanced score reports for applicants whose native language is not English. For information on sending test scores, visit the Grad School website.
  • Essay question responses.
  • Interview required for qualified applicants.

Complete the online application

Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

  • Upload the above documents in the online application
  • Degree/delivery: Graduate Certificate- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
  • Academic program: Investments-Distance (Grad Cert)
  • Application fee: $40.00

Application fee waiver questions: Contact MU Graduate Admissions with questions via 573-882-6311 or (800)-877-6312 or via email at

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This program is administered by the Finance Department

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