Graduate Programs Overview

Missouri Western State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Saint Joseph, Missouri. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $7,046 for Missouri residents and $12,212 for other students in average.

It offers twenty-one graduate programs: 13 Master's, 8 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameMissouri Western State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address4525 Downs Dr, Saint Joseph, MO
Graduate School Students235 students
72 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$7,046
Student to Faculty17:1 (5.88%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 21 Graduate Programs
13 Master's, 8 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Missouri Western State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Missouri residents, the tuition & fees are $7,046 and $12,212 for non-Missouri residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $359 for Missouri residents and $643 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$359$643
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$10,030 (On-Campus) / $10,030 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$2,670 (On-Campus) / $2,670 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$20,746$25,912
Off-Campus Total$20,746$25,912
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Missouri Western State University offers Masters, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 21 major areas - 13 Master's (1 online programs), 7 Post-Bachelor'(1 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Computer And Information Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Physical Sciences
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
English Language And Literature
Engineering Technology
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
English Language And Literature

Graduate Student Population

Total 5,669 students enrolled in Missouri Western State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 235 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 95 male and 140 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 81 full-time and 154 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 72 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 66 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students95
Women Students140
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students81
Part-time Students154
By race/ethnicity 174 White, 7 Black, and 7 Asian students are attending at Missouri Western State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races4
4 students are younger than 22 and 51 students are older than 65. The school has 118 students aged between 22 and 30 and 62 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under4
40 & Over51
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Missouri Western State University, 72 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 66 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment235
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses72
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses66
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses97
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses72
Missouri Resident57
Other State In U.S.15
Outside of U.S.0

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