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Students are required to complete a program of study form during their first semester as a degree-seeking graduate student. A Program of Study form is similar the Major Declaration form used for undergraduate majors. Without a program of study form on file, graduate courses may not count towards their degree.

Program of Study forms graduate degrees and certificates can be found on the Registrar’s web site.

Students should work together with their advisors to complete the program of study form. Distance education students will be able to complete one using fax or scanned signatures.

Guidelines

In order to declare a certificate or master’s level degree program the student must meet all admissions requirements and receive approval from the Graduate Program Director and Dean of the Graduate School.

  • A student with a declared certificate program which has an associated master’s level degree program may request acceptance into that degree program. Upon acceptance, the certificate program of study will be inactivated.
  • A student with an awarded Missouri Western graduate certificate which has an associated master’s level degree program may request acceptance into and earn that degree.
  • A student with a declared or awarded Missouri Western master’s level degree program which has an associated certificate program may not declare or earn that certificate.
  • A student with a declared or awarded Missouri Western Master of Applied Science degree program may not declare or earn the Professional Skills certificate.
  • A student with a declared or awarded Missouri Western master’s level degree program may request acceptance into a certificate program which is not associated with the master’s program.

Multiple Certificates or Master’s Level Degrees

A student seeking an additional certificate or master’s level degree or requesting to change to a new certificate or degree must meet the admission criteria for the new program and receive approval from the Graduate Program Director and Dean of the Graduate School. A student seeking an additional certificate or master’s level degree will be required to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in approved, unique coursework. The student must meet all of the admissions requirements and receive approval from the Graduate program Director and Dean of the Graduate school.