Educational studies

Bachelor of educational studies University of Missouri-Columbia
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Courses for this program are 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Your degree requires 120 credit hours, which may include transfer credits from other regionally accredited institutions.

The courses you take will include:

  • MU general education requirements;
  • 24 credit hours of education courses;
  • 24 credit hours of course work in an area of interest that aligns with your professional goals.

Transfer students

The number of credits you need to take will depend on the type of previous credit earned and the institutions' accreditation and transfer equivalencies. The admissions office will determine your transfer credit once they receive your official transcripts and application. Visit the University of Missouri Course Equivalency site to determine credit equivalencies from courses taken at other Missouri institutions.

Course planner

Your individual plan of study will vary depending on your educational goals and the number and types of courses you transfer into the program. Personal degree plans will be developed with your academic adviser.

The chart below shows when the courses are traditionally offered online. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless otherwise noted. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

  • Program authorized


Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis