Graduate Education Programs

Dr. Tammy Condren teaches class of graduate education students

SBU Graduate Education CohortsProgram Information

Current program announcements:

  • Currently accepting applications and enrollment up until the start of classes (see upcoming start dates below)
  • Enroll in elective courses (Plus hours) for professional development by calling (417) 328-1700. (You can view available elective courses within the Graduate Education class schedule.)
  • Degrees are offered in fully online or hybrid formats. Check out the map for cohort locations to take classes in-person.
  • Educational Administration K-12 certification courses, Educational Administration degree courses and Education Specialist courses are now offered in Springfield, Mo., at the SBU Springfield campus. Request more information or call Todd Earl at (417) 328-1843.

Upcoming start dates

Graduate education courses will begin on the following dates:

  • January 14, 2019
  • March 11, 2019
  • June 3, 2019
  • July 1, 2019
  • August 19, 2019
  • October 14, 2019

Degree options

Southwest Baptist University offers several degree programs for students focusing on a graduate degree in education. Use the links below to learn more about each program:

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Admissions Process


Tell us about yourself and your interests. Our dedicated team will follow up with you with information about how SBU Graduate Education can help you achieve your career goals!

Request Information


Once you've found a degree program that interests you, fill out our online application. Then, send us a copy of your transcripts and test scores to help expedite the process. Use the links below to apply for the program of your choice.

Note: The application fee is waived for all SBU alumni!

Minimum Admissions REquirements

  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75+
  • Missouri Teaching Certificate, Passing Praxis II score, or Passing GRE score
  • Other specific requirements as needed for the Master of Science in Education - Educational Administration, Education Specialist, and Doctor of Education degrees

Apply now


Once you have been admitted to SBU's graduate education program and are ready to sign up for classes, submit the online Enrollment Form. You will need to know the course number, course section and course title for each course in which you wish to enroll.

Courses are typically scheduled in eight-week rotations, providing greater flexibility for students wishing to begin graduate education programs. 

Enroll now

Tuition and fees

Master of Science in education and Master of science in educational administration

Tuition (per credit hour): $290
Technology fee (per course): $35

education specialist

Tuition (per credit hour): $295
Technology fee (per course): $35

Doctor of education

Tuition (per credit hour): $430
Technology fee (per course): $35

Submit for financial Aid

To receive any financial aid for which you may qualify, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SBU's recommended deadline for submitting the FAFSA is March 15. If you have questions about financial aid for graduate students, please call (417) 328-1822.

Submit your FAFSA

Purchase Textbooks

After enrolling in courses, you may purchase any needed textbooks online through the SBU Bookstore. Use the course numbers to look up which books are required for each course.

Purchase textbooks

Frequently Asked Questions

The Master of Science in Education degrees in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology Leadership, and Teacher Leadership are all 100% online.

The Master of Science in Education degree in Athletic/Activity Administration is mostly online with the exception of a class in the summer terms. Students may attend this class face-to-face or remotely using Zoom.

We host in-person classes in Bolivar, Springfield, St. Louis, Mountain View, and Salem, Missouri.
There are three semesters per calendar year: spring, summer, and fall. Each semester has two terms. Many students take one class per term for a total of two classes per semester (six credit hours). Fall and spring semesters are 16 weeks, divided into 8-week terms. The summer semester is 8 weeks long, divided into 4-week terms.
You may apply at any time throughout the year; however, we only enroll for the next upcoming semester and terms. Each semester has two starts (beginning of first term and beginning of second term).
Tuition is due by the end of the day on the last day of the semester.