2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Graduate Study

Northwest offers graduate programs for master's degrees, graduate certificates and specialist in education. Requirements are specifically stated in the Graduate Catalog.

Dual Enrollment of Northwest Seniors

Northwest seniors who have less than 30 semester hours to complete their baccalaureate degrees, and who need less than a full enrollment of required undergraduate courses in any term of their senior year, may petition to enroll for graduate level courses. Students must have at least a cumulative 2.50 GPA.

To enroll, complete the Petition for Dual Enrollment and submit to the Graduate Office at least one semester prior to the anticipated dual enrollment. The maximum academic load for dually-enrolled students is 16 semester hours in a semester with no more than seven semester hours in a four-week summer session. The student may not continue past 15 graduate hours unless he or she has met the requirements for admission and candidacy in the graduate program.

Course Numbering

The 600-level courses are reserved for graduate students only, while 500-level courses are available for either graduate or undergraduate credit. The 700-level courses are reserved for students pursuing a Specialist in Education degree. The 800-level courses are reserved for those students pursuing the Ed.D. in Leadership.

For More Information

For further information on any aspect of the Northwest graduate program, consult the current Graduate Catalog, available online only at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/academics/catalog/index.htm.