Psychology (collaborative)
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Bachelor of arts
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-St. Louis
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How to apply

You must complete an undergraduate application for either University of Missouri-Columbia or the University of Missouri-St. Louis. 

If you have fewer than 24 hours of applicable college-level course work, you may apply to the joint online bachelor of psychology program as a freshman. If you have 24 or more credit hours of applicable college-level course work, you may apply as a transfer student.

Admission to the joint program confers the same academic benefits regardless of where you are accepted. However, each campus has slightly different admission requirements. Read the instructions for each below and select the application you wish to submit. 

Students applying to Mizzou

For freshmen:

  • Earned the minimum test score on the ACT or SAT.
    • Freshman applicants also have the option of being reviewed with or without test scores, please see the Freshman Admission Requirements link below for more information.
  • Completed 17 specific high school courses with good grades.
  • For a list of test scores and high school courses, review the Freshman Admission Requirements.

For transfer students:

  • Completed at least 24 credit hours of applicable college course work, including the equivalent of MATH 1100 or ENGLISH 1000 with a grade of C- or better.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in your college course work.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 79 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 6.5, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 59 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 195.
  • Slightly different requirements apply if you transfer from within the UM System or already have an associate of arts degree from a regionally accredited Missouri community college.

Students applying to UMSL

For freshmen:

  • ACT/SAT scores are optional: no exam requirement.
    • Freshman applicants can choose to be considered with or without test scores, please see the Freshman Admission Requirements link below for more information.
  • Completed 17 specific high school courses with good grades.
  • For a list of high school courses, review the Freshman Admission Requirements.

For transfer students:

  • Completed at least 24 credit hours of applicable college course work.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 in your transfer college course work.
  • Review additional Transfer Admission Requirements.

Application dates

This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application at least six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
Fall July 15 August
Spring Nov. 15 January
Summer April 15 June

Gather your papers

In the online application, you will need to supply:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Citizenship, residency and visa information (if applicable)
  • Names and locations of previous college or high school and dates you attended

If you are applying as a transfer student, you also will need to contact all your previous colleges or universities to request they send your official transcripts to:

MU Office of Admissions
University of Missouri
230 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

UMSL Office of Admissions
University of Missouri-St. Louis
351 Millennium Student Center
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

Complete the online application

University of Missouri-Columbia

You can check admission requirements, transfer equivalencies and financial aid opportunities within the application.

  • Domestic application fee: $55.00
  • International application fee: $65.00

Application fee waiver questions: Contact MU Undergraduate Admissions with questions via 573-882-7786 or askmizzou@missouri.edu.

Apply as a freshman

Apply as a transfer student

University of Missouri-St. Louis

  • Domestic application fee: No fees apply
  • International application fee: $40.00

Application fee waiver questions: Contact UMSL Office of Admissions with questions via 314-516-5451 or (888) GO-2-UMSL or admissions@umsl.edu

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For MU, this program is administered by the College of Arts & Science

For UMSL, this program is administered by the College of Arts & Sciences

Program contacts

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