Missouri Western State University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Missouri


Missouri Western State University has been centered historically on students as individuals and as members of the larger society. In building our future as a learning community, we are committed to high quality results for our students, to the academic and personal success of students on campus and beyond campus. As a leader in the region and in the state, Western will demonstrate commitment to the educational, economic, cultural, and social development of the people that we serve. We expect, in fact, to set the standard for excellence in student development and community leadership.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 5508
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 187

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 29:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

4525 Downs Dr
Saint Joseph Missouri 64507

Website: http://www.missouriwestern.edu

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Main Phone: 816-271-1420

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Admissions Contact:
Jim Hoffman
Transfer Admissions Counselor, Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Paula Jessen
Admissions Counselor, Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Dave Williams
Athletic Director, Athletics

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Missouri Western State University does not publish a minimum grade requirement for transfer.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
MWSU does not publish minimum grades required for transfer credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
We accept unlimited 100-200 level transfer hours from accredited 2-year colleges. Other requirements: a min of 124 credits (60 hours from a senior college); a min of 30 credits in 300-400 level coursework; 30 of the last 45 credits must be from MWSU.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have less that 24 credit hours to transfer, official ACT Results must be sent directly from your High School. Not required for students over 20, however additional placement tests in Math, English and Reading may be necessary.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
MWSU does not publish a requirement for the submission of a letter of recommendation with your application.

Essay(s) required:
MWSU does not publish a requirement for the submission of an essay with your application.

Application Fee:
There is a $15 nonrefundable application fee.

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Western offers a wide variety of scholarships and financial aid opportunities that students can take advantage of. The key to getting the most aid possible, is to apply early!

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