At Columbia College, we offer programs online and in seat at some locations. Eight-week classes start six times a year, meaning you could earn a master's in as little as 12 months. Or go at your own pace.
We offer fully accredited degree programs through the Higher Learning Commission.
Admission for graduate school requires applicants to have a baccalaureate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
Complete our application for admission. For the application you will need to:
- Be prepared to provide three professional or academic recommendation contacts, including names and emails, in the application form. We will email recommendation forms to your references. The application may be submitted before we receive completed recommendation forms.
- Upload your professional resume into the application form.
- Be prepared to submit a personal goal statement of between 300 and 500 words.
Send official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities and verification of a completed bachelor’s degree to
Office of the Registrar
1001 Rogers St.
Columbia, MO, 65216
1 Students who do not meet the 3.0 GPA requirements may be considered for conditional admission at the discretion of the respective academic department. Conditionally admitted students are limited to taking one course per session for their first six hours and must receive a grade of “B” or higher before being considered for full admission.
International students will need to provide additional documentation.