Northwest Missouri State University

800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468-6001

School Details

The distance learning program, known as Northwest Online, allows students enrolled in Northwest Missouri State University to complete degree programs equal in value to that of on-campus counterparts.


Online courses follow a semester calendar and courses are 15 weeks long. Students follow a syllabus, complete reading lessons, post assignments, participate in virtual labs, interact with peers and professors through discussion forums, and complete exams. Students can enroll in individual courses, or complete entire degrees through the Internet. Online degrees include:

  • BS in Business Management
  • BS in Marketing
  • Online MBA
  • M.S. in Geographic Information Science
  • M.S. Instructional Technology
  • Certificate in Instructional Technology
  • Certificate in eTeaching
  • ELL - English Language Learners - Certification
  • M.S. Ed. in Teaching: English Language Learners
  • M.S. Ed. in Special Education

Distance education students have access to the university’s student services, including academic and career advising, technical support, and library resources. 

Prospective students entering Northwest may qualify for prior learning credits through Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement tests, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit, and/or departmental test-out. Admissions criteria for incoming freshmen are based on academics and achievements, and students will need to submit an application, official transcripts, and ACT/SAT scores. Admissions requirements for graduates are program-specific, though students will need to submit an application, official transcripts, and GRE/GMAT scores.


Northwest Missouri State University is a publicly funded, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Maryville, Missouri. First opening 1905, today the university supports over 120 undergraduate degree programs and more than 35 graduate programs. Studies are housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Human Services, and the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies. The University’s maintains a mission to “focus on student success - every student, every day,” with values of: student success, scholarship and lifelong learning, intercultural competence, collaboration, respect and integrity, strategic thinking, and excellence. 


Northwest Missouri State University awards federal financial aid, including federal loans, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, the TEACH Grant, and Work Study. The school code for application of the FAFSA is: 002496. 

Added grants include the American Dream Grant, Bearcat Grant, and the Northwest Grant. Missouri State University also supports veterans benefit programs for qualifying veterans and military personnel, including the Montgomery GI Bill for Reservists, Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30), Post 9/11 GI Bill, Transfer of Entitlement (TOE), and the GI Bill for Dependents. 

Missouri state aid includes the Access Missouri Program, Missouri Bright Flight, Advanced Placement Incentive Grant, Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship, Vietnam Veterans Survivor Grant, Wartime Veteran’s Survivors Grant Program, and Returning Heroes’ Education Act. Additionally,  Northwest institutional scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic merit, or a combination of both. 


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    4-year, Public
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Post-master's certificate
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