Positive coaching and athletic leadership How to apply

University of Missouri-Columbia
Master of education in educational, school and counseling psychology
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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements:

  • Completed baccalaureate or advanced degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 92 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 62 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 185.
  • GRE scores are not required.

Application dates

The program reviews complete applications shortly after they're received by the department, year-round. Applications not completed for faculty review until after these deadlines may be considered for entry in the following semester.
Note: We recommend you submit your application at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work. Due to course demand, late applicants who are accepted may have fewer course options.

To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
Fall Aug. 5 Late Aug.
Spring Jan. 5 Mid-Jan.
Summer May 20 Early June

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.
  • Résumé.
  • Personal statement.
  • 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.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply the name and contact details of three individuals, for instance: principals, athletic directors or other credible references (e.g. employers, community leaders) who can attest to your professional competence, academic preparation and capacity for successful graduate work.

Complete the online application

Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

  • Upload the above documents in the online application
  • Degree/delivery: Masters- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
  • Academic program: Ed, School and Counseling Psychology/Positive Coaching and Athletic Leadership-Distance (MEd)
  • Domestic application fee: $75.00
  • International application fee: $100.00

Application fee waiver questions: Contact MU Graduate Admissions with questions via 573-882-6311 or 1-800-877-6312 or via email at gradadmin@missouri.edu

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Program contact

Gregory Sullivan, PhD