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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:

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 with questions regarding degree equivalency.

Have earned at least a 3.0 Grade Point Average in the last 60 hours of baccalaureate coursework (required for applicants with less than a graduate certificate, graduate degree or professional degree).

Meet additional requirements for international applicants. Please note that applicants who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents of the U.S. may be required to show proof of English language proficiency. See Language Requirements for more information.

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