To get started, you will apply directly to your program. First, check your program’s admissions requirements. On your program’s page, you’ll find information about how and where to apply.
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Steps to apply
Below are the steps that all degree-seeking students must follow to join us. These steps are based on whether you are applying to undergraduate or graduate programs.
- Admissions requirements: Visit the university’s undergraduate requirements page.
- First-year or transfer? Your application process will depend on whether you have 24 or more credit hours of applicable college-level course work. Also note that 30 of the last 36 hours for your undergraduate degree must be taken with Mizzou.
- Transcripts: Transfer students will need to ask their previous schools to send official transcripts to the university.
- Application fee: $55 application fee. If you are Pell Grant eligible, active-duty military or a veteran, you may have your application fee waived. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
- Admissions requirements: Visit your program for details, but keep in mind that most graduate programs require a 3.0 GPA for entrance.
- Transfer credits: Graduate degree-seeking students can transfer only 20% of the total program, as you are expected to take the remainder with Mizzou. For the average 30 credit hour program, this is typically 6 credit hours. Please keep in mind that credit also needs to fulfill curriculum requirements.
- Transcript: An official baccalaureate transcript from a regionally accredited institution, including the official degree conferred and the date the degree was awarded.
- Application fee: $65 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents or $90 for nonresident international individuals is required for all new applications. Find out if you are eligible for a fee waiver.
- More about the general application process from the Graduate School.
Note: If your undergraduate degree is from Mizzou, or if an official copy of your bachelor's degree transcript is already on file, you do not need to provide extra transcript information.
The application process is different depending on the type of student you are and the degree you're pursuing. Check out the options on the UMSL Admissions website.
Want to take a course first?
Some departments will let you take courses as a nondegree-seeking student before you apply for their degree program. Contact the department, or learn more about how to sign up for courses as a nondegree-seeking student.