The application can be completed online at apply.mobap.edu. The application fee is waived when completed online.
1. The free online application
2. One letter of recommendation
3. Professional statement essay
4. Official transcripts from each college attended.
5. A background check is also required. (MAC Students only)
6. A copy of Missouri certification is required (MEA and Ed.S Superintendent only).
7. Completion of the Missouri Educator Profile (MEP) is required (MEA & MAC only). It may be completed through the Missouri Dept. of Elementary & Secondary Education through the following link: http://www.mo.nesinc.com/TestView.aspx?f=HTML_FRAG/MO006_TestPage.html
Once you have completed the profile, you may send the PDF of it to firstname.lastname@example.org in Graduate Admissions.
For information about the national fingerprint background check, you may e-mail questions to the MBU Department of Public Safety at email@example.com.
What is the minimum GPA requirement for graduate school?
For full acceptance, a 2.75 or higher is required. If a student has between a 2.5-2.74 GPA, they may be admitted probationally. Probational admittance requires that students maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher for the first 12 hours. Once the 12 hours have been successfully completed, students will be moved to full acceptance. Please note that ALL documents must be submitted before a student is reviewed for probational acceptance.
If your cumulative GPA is above a 2.75, you have a one semester grace period to register for classes before your file is complete. Once your application is processed, you may contact your advisor to register for class. If your cumulative GPA is a 2.74 or lower, or your undergraduate degree has not been conferred, you must submit ALL application materials before registering for class.
All documents must be accepted by Graduate Admissions before financial aid is processed and applied. This includes athletic scholarships and grants. If students begin classes before obtaining full acceptance, financial aid cannot be applied to the student’s account until at least provisional acceptance has been obtained.
We do not have official deadlines but it is strongly recommended to start the application process 6-8 weeks prior to the start date. This allows ample time for acceptance and registration.
Transcripts can take up to 2 weeks to arrive. It is recommended that students start requesting transcripts as soon as possible. If the background check is required, it may take up to 6-8 weeks.
Official Transcripts must be sent directly to MBU from the institution. Only transcripts sent through the mail or electronically directly from the institution or electronic clearing house to: firstname.lastname@example.org will be accepted as official. Any transcript received by fax, by mail from a student, or hand delivered cannot be accepted as an official copy – even if the transcript is unopened and marked official.
Mail Transcripts to:
1 College Park Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
The MyMBU student portal on the mobap.edu website provides timely updates on what has been received. Students may also call the Graduate Admissions Office at any time to check on their status.
I have other questions that are not answered on here. Who can I call?
Please call the Graduate Admissions Office at 314.392.2327 or email email@example.com
For Financial Services information, please contact the MBU Financial Services Office at 314.392.2366.