This program is designed for licensed teachers who wish to attain certification in gifted studies. Gifted Studies coursework and practical experiences are designed to prepare the graduate student to recognize and meet the unique cognitive and affective needs of gifted students.

General Admission Requirements:

  • A completed Graduate Application form.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work from each institution attended, including MUW transcripts. Transcripts must verify that the applicant received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution and that the applicant has a minimum 3.0 overall GPA on a four-point scale for undergraduate studies.
  • Three letters of professional recommendation stating the applicant's qualifications for graduate work from persons (excluding family members and MUW employees) who have personal knowledge of the applicant's academic/work performance.
  • A $25 application fee, payable to MUW Graduate Studies.


Tuition & Costs:

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ED 516 - Understanding Gifted Populations

ED 517 - Methods, Materials, & Resources for Teaching the Gifted
ED 552 - Curriculum Development

ED 595 - Program Development and Evaluation
ED 598 - Internship in Education


Application Documents

Graduate Education Application Form
Scholarship Application
Graduate Assistantship Application
Reference Form

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Dr. Royal Toy

Education Building
Phone: (662) 329-7628

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