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Frequently Asked Questions

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What graduate programs are available at Maryville?

We offer nine graduate programs through our four schools.

What graduate programs are offered online?

Maryville University’s Nursing Program offers three online degrees: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner (AGNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Learn more about these Online Nursing Degrees.

Maryville University will begin to offer the Master Business Administration (MBA) online starting in October 2012 and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership in Spring 2013.

What is required for admission into a graduate program? Is testing required for entrance into graduate programs?

Each graduate program is different and yes, some have admission requirements. You can find the admission requirements for your area of study on that program’s Web page at http://www.maryville.edu/admissions/graduate/academic-programs/.

What is your tuition rate?

Please consult our complete list of graduate tuition and fees.

Is financial aid available to graduate students?

Graduate students may qualify for low-interest, federally-funded educational loans. Interested students should contact the Financial Aid Office at 314-529-9360. Graduate students must register for a minimum of six credit hours per semester to qualify.

When and where are classes offered?

Classes are held on the main campus, 650 Maryville University Drive, just off of Highway 141 and Highway 40 in St. Louis West County. The School of Education also offers some field-based programs at various locations throughout the community. Call 314-529-9542 for additional information.

The Master of Business Administration is also offered at our Scott Air Force Base location. For more information, please contact Tyler Kostich at tkostich@maryville.edu or call 618-256-4018 or toll free at 888-264-0836.

How long will it take me to complete a graduate program?

  • Business - The MBA program requires approximately two years to complete.
  • Education - You can complete the Master of Arts in Education program in as little as 4 semesters. Students may take up to four years to complete the 30-credit hour program. However, a one-time extension is available upon request, if needed.
  • Nursing - Full-time students may complete the Nursing program in two years; part-time students in three years.
  • Occupational Therapy - Occupational Therapy is an entry-level graduate program designed as a four-year program leading to the Master of Occupational Therapy degree. In addition, the program includes three summer semesters and a six-month fieldwork experience.
  • Physical Therapy - Physical Therapy is an entry-level graduate program designed as a six and one half-year program leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
  • Rehabilitation Counseling and Music Therapy - Full-time students may complete the program in two years; part-time students will require more than two years.

Do I need teaching certification in order to receive a Master of Arts in Education?

No. If you are not seeking teacher certification, you may obtain a Master of Arts in Education as a part-time, evening student. We also have programs for those who have a Bachelor of Arts and wish to obtain a Master of Arts in Education with teaching certification. These are full-time day programs.


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