Below are the minimum admission requirements for all graduate programs at MU. Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: those of the graduate program and the minimum requirements of the University.
Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program’s graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility, and application process. To find a department or program’s web page, refer to the list of graduate degrees.
Distance/Online Program Applicants: Some states place restrictions on enrollment in distance or online programs. Please consult the Missouri Online website to see if your state of residence has any restrictions.
Minimum Admission Requirements
All applicants must:
Have earned a qualifying bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
If your degree is from a U.S. college or school, the institution must be approved by one of the following U.S. Regional Accrediting Bodies:
- The Higher Learning Commission (Formerly North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)
- Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- New England Commission of Higher Education (Formerly New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education)
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
- WASC Senior College and University Commission (Formerly Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
If your degree is from a college or university outside of the United States, the institution must be recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education or Commission responsible for higher education in the country where the degree is earned. The degree must be equivalent to a four year U.S. bachelor’s degree, or higher degree.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding degree equivalency.