Prospective Graduate Students
On this website you can find courses offered online and in a televised format to meet the needs of your busy schedule.
Online courses offer you the opportunity to continue your education according to your time schedule. Missouri Western offers exceptional educational opportunities with instructors who care about the success of their students.
An online course is very similar to an on-campus course in that you will be required to read, participate, take tests, and complete assignments and papers. For most online courses, all of these activities will take place online. Most students taking online courses report that learning in online courses equals or exceeds learning in face-to-face courses.
Some online courses will not contain lectures; you will instead learn by reading, discussing topics on a discussion board, and completing independent or group activities. Other courses may have lectures in the form of audio or video clips and interactive simulations.
Some online courses may require you to occasionally travel to campus or another designated location. If it is not possible for you to travel to campus or another location, before enrolling in any online course please verify if any activities will not be completed online. Normally, if there are activities that are not online, these will be listed in the schedule of courses. You can verify that a course is 100% online by contacting the instructor.
Telecourses are recorded courses that are televised and put on the web and/or DVD. Several viewing options make the course convenient for you.
These courses may be seen:
- On Missouri Western Television via
- St. Joseph Cablevision Channel 39
- Allegiance Communications Channel 97 in Atchison, Kansas
- for rental via DVD/VHS by contacting Western Institute at (816) 271-4100.
- via Moodle (check with your professor to see if this is an option)
- via DVD/VHS in MWSU’s Library (materials must be viewed in the library and can NOT be checked out)