Graduate Studies

Dr. Linda S. Bickel, Dean
Mrs. Irasema Steck, Administrative Assistant (email:

Lincoln University offers quality, accredited graduate programs in the disciplines of education, business, and the social sciences.  Degree programs are offered to meet the needs of working professionals who may want to enroll on a part-time basis while continuing to work.  However, scheduling is flexible enough to provide full-time enrollment opportunities.

The graduate education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  The graduate business programs are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  All programs at Lincoln University are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, however, NCATE and ACBSP accreditation is voluntary and indicates high levels of excellence and achievement in education and business. 

The graduate degree program was established at Lincoln University in 1941 and over the years has provided thousands of students an opportunity for advancement.  With affordable tuition, quality programs, and convenient scheduling, the graduate programs at Lincoln University are designed to meet your needs.

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The following graduate degrees are offered (specific degree programs):

·        Master of Arts (MA)

·        Master of Education (MEd)

·        Master of Business Administration (MBA)

·        Master of Science (MS)

*    Master's International Peace Corps Opportunity

 See the Graduate Bulletin 2013-2015 for program specific requirements and information

Admission Requirements:  

An applicant for admission to the Graduate Studies Program must submit the following items:

  • An application for admission. 
  • A non-refundable $30 application fee. 
  • An official transcript from all colleges previously attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or supervisors. For recent graduates, at least two of the three letters of recommendation must come from instructors of their major courses.
  • A personal goal statement. 
  • The results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Aptitude Test or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) for Master of Arts programs.
  • The results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Aptitude Test for the Master of Education or Master of Science programs.
  • The results of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) for the Master of Business Administration program.

Admission Procedures  or  Apply Online


Requirements for International Students

    • All international students except those who have English as their official language,
      must submit one of the following:
             The results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or
              the results of the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).
    • All international students must submit an I-134 Affidavit of Support and original bank statements documenting adequate financial resources to attend graduate school before an I-20 will be issued.  


Graduate Matriculation Forms

Health Requirements for Enrollment 

Tuition and Fees (effective Fall, 2013)

In-State Tuition:  $285.00 per credit hour

Out-of-State Tuition:  $530.00 per credit hour

Technology Fee: $10 per credit hour

Student Activity Fee: $6.75 per credit hour

Building Maintenance Fee: $92.70 per semester

Course Load

Fall and Spring Semester 
Summer Session

Full-time  9 credit hours

Three-quarter time  6-8 credit hours

Half-time  5 credit hours

For assistance or questions please contact:

                                               Office of Graduate Studies
                                               Lincoln University
                                               116A Stamper Hall
                                               824 Chestnut Street
                                               Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
                                               Phone: (573) 681-5247
                                               Fax: (573) 681-5106