A non-degree graduate student has access to MU libraries, museums, labs, and recreational and athletic facilities. Some academic programs may limit the availability of their courses to non-degree graduate students. Contact the academic program in which you wish to take courses for more information.
The non-degree graduate student may take undergraduate or graduate-level courses but does not earn credit toward a graduate degree. Up to 12 hours of graduate credit taken as a non-degree graduate student may be applied to a graduate degree program upon approval of an academic program if the student is accepted.
Applicants who hold a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution may be admitted to MU as non-degree graduate students. There are additional requirements for international students.
Non-degree graduate students pay graduate educational and student activities fees for both graduate and undergraduate courses.
Non-degree graduate students are not eligible to receive veterans benefits or to hold campus-sponsored assistantships. Federal financial aid may be available to some non-degree students for preparatory coursework. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information (573-882-7506 or via email at MizzouSFA@missouri.edu).
If the cumulative GPA is less than 3.0, the student will be given one automatic probationary semester. If after one semester of probation the student’s cumulative GPA does not reach 3.0, the student may be granted a second probationary semester following a successful written petition made directly to the Dean of the Graduate School.
If the student fails to improve following the second probationary semester, the student will be made ineligible to enroll as a non-degree or degree seeking graduate student. If at any time a student’s term or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, the student will be ineligible to enroll as a non-degree or degree seeking graduate student.
Note: Supplemental application materials such as a resume, a statement of purpose, GRE scores, etc. are not required for non-degree graduate applicants.
The application process is different for online-only students. Visit the Mizzou Online website to start the graduate application for post-baccalaureate admission.