Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University



NWMSU Kansas City Center

8 Victory Lane

Liberty, MO 64068

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our newly revised graduate program in English is unique to the region in that most of our literature, writing, and creative writing classes are broadly conceived "umbrella" classes, with changes in the specific content each time the class is offered. This system allows students the variety and depth of experience that characterize effective Master's level programs in English. In addition to these umbrella courses, we are offering second year students "Pedagogy of College Composition," a class that gives our students both theoretical background and mentored practical experience in teaching college composition. We also offer "Methods In Secondary School English" and "Young Adult Literature" each year for M.S. Ed. students. Requirements vary depending on whether a student chooses an M.A. or M.S. Ed. Option, but the only course required of everybody is English 610: Introduction to Practical and Theoretical Criticism.


Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Northwest has been an AQIP institution since 2005, and served as a pilot institution in the development of AQIP in the late 1990s. In addition to being accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Northwest programs are accredited by: • Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs(ACBSP) • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) • Council for the Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism& Related Professions (COAPRT) • Council for the Accreditation of the American Association ofFamily and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) • Missouri State Board of Education • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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