Missouri Graduate Schools

A Graduate School is an education institution that offers graduate degrees, including Master and Doctorate degrees. This page lists all accredited graduate schools in the state of Missouri that provide full-time or part-time graduate education leading to a postgraduate degree.

Avila College
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698
(816) 942-8400
http:// www. avila.edu

Central Missouri State University
Warrensburg, MO 64093
(816) 543-4677
In April 1998: (660) 543-4677
http:// www. cmsuvmb.cmsu.edu

Fontbonne College
6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 862-3456
http:// www. fontbonne.edu

Northwest Missouri State
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468
(660) 562-1145
http:// www. nwmissouri.edu

Saint Louis University
221 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63103-2097
(314) 977-2222
http:// www. slu.edu

Southeast Missoui
State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
(573) 651-2192

Southwest Missouri State
901 South National
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 836-5335
http:// www. smsu.edu/

University of Missouri- Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-6311
http://www.missouri.edu/alt_index. html

University of Missouri—-
Kansas City
kansas City, MO 64110
(816) 235-1111
http://www. umkc.edu

University of Missouri—-Rolla
1890 Miner Circle
Rolla, MO 65401-0910
(573) 341-4315
http:// www. umr.edu

University of Missouri—St.
Graduate School Admissions
8001 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499
(314) 516-5458
http://www. umsl.edu

Washington University
One Brookings Drive
Box 1089
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 935-6880
http:// www. wustl.edu

Webster University
470 East Lockwood
St. Louis, MO 63119-3194
(314) 96-7462
http:// www. websteruniv.edu

Missouri State Overview

Ouemessourita (wimihsoorita) , “The people with the dugout canoes” was a tribe of Sioux Indians called in the Miami-Illinois language . There seems to be some conflicting opinion as to how the name is properly pronounced (ending with “i” as in “mit” or with “a” as in “Matt”). Linguists say there is no correct or incorrect pronunciation, but rather different variants depending on geography, age, people’s education and whether they come from rural or urban areas.

Missouri was part of the so-called “Louisiana Purchase” of 1803, in which the Americans bought from the French an area stretching from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Portions of this area, known as the “Missouri Territory,” were admitted to the Union in 1821 as the 24th state. The country was nicknamed the “Gateway to the West” after many settlers made their long journey west from there.

Many Upper South settlers brought their slaves with them and settled along the Missouri River. This area was also called “Little Dixie”. In the early 1830s, Mormons arrived from the north and from Canada. Conflicts over slavery and religion led to the “Mormon War,” which ultimately resulted in the Mormons being driven out of Missouri.

Over time, border skirmishes with other states over slavery erupted, and after many incidents, a border was established into Kansas.

Missouri has both Midwestern and Southern influences. Here the history of the country as a “border state” becomes clear. The transition between East and West is also reflected in the fact that St. Louis is referred to as “western-most-eastern-city”, i.e. the city in the east lying furthest to the west. Kansas City, on the other hand, is the “eastern-most-western-city”.

Geographical location

Missouri is part of the Midwestern region of the United States. Just like the neighboring state of Tennessee, Missouri borders eight different states: Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee to the east, separated by the Mississippi River, and Arkansas to the south. To the west are Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. The two largest rivers are the Mississippi River on the eastern border and the Missouri River, which flows west to east through the state and connects the country’s two largest cities, Kansas City and St. Louis.

Capital city: Jefferson City
Largest metropolis: Kansas City
Nickname: The Show-Me State
Motto: Salus populi suprema lex esto
(Latin) “The salvation of the people is the highest law.”