ONLINE COMMENCEMENT | Class of 2017

Mizzou Celebrates Online Graduates

Congratulations, graduate! This site was created in celebration of you and your hard work in earning your MU degree at a distance.

Mizzou understands that going back to school can be complicated while working or raising a family. Yet you balanced competing priorities and persevered to make it to this achievement.

The Mizzou Online staff appreciates having had the opportunity to help you throughout your journey.

For family and friends

Thank you for your support of these amazing Mizzou graduates. Please sign the guest book and let your graduate know just how proud of them you are!

Getting to know this year’s online class

More than 500 Mizzou students finished their degrees online this year at all academic levels:

  • 97 bachelor’s degrees
  • 364 master’s degrees
  • 27 education specialist degrees
  • 72 doctorates

The online class of ’17 ranges in age from 21 to 66. They represent 45 states and Canada, Great Britain, Korea, Panama and Philippines.

Attending commencement activities is sometimes a distance student’s only visit to the Mizzou campus. In Kevin Poeter’s case, his arrival in Columbia marked his second trip from Edmonton, Alberta to campus. “I came to Mizzou at the beginning of my graduate program to meet my faculty,” Poeter said. Poeter received his master of education in positive coaching.

10 graduates have been recipients of the Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award, which provides a 10 percent reduction for members of the Military, National Guard/Reserves or who are Veterans, spouses or dependents. Three graduates received the Mizzou Online Community College Tuition Award, which provides a 10 percent reduction for Missouri residents who are graduates of a Missouri public community college. Both tuition awards are for students in distance degree programs.

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