Graduate College Policies and Procedures
Policies and procedures describe the rights and responsibilities you have as a graduate student at Missouri State University. A detailed list of policies, procedures, academic regulations, and other information are provided in the Graduate Catalog.
Highlighted below are some commonly referenced policies.
Students enrolling in graduate courses may be classified as degree-seeking (includes graduate certificates) or a variety of nondegree-seeking classifications.
General admissions criteria for all Masters and Doctoral degrees, although most programs have more rigorous criteria and additional requirements for a complete application. Competitive programs can not accept all students who meet the minimum requirements.
Graduate credits earned at another college/university may be used towards a graduate program here, with approval of the graduate program director.
All students are assigned an academic advisor in their graduate program, and should work closely with their advisors throughout the pursuit of their degree/certificate.
General requirements for all Masters and Doctoral degrees, although specific requirements vary by programs.
All graduate degrees include training on how research is conducted in the discipline, although how this is accomplished varies greatly by program.
All graduate degrees require some sort of comprehensive evaluation, although details vary by programs. This could be in an oral and/or written format.
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Each student should become familiar with the policies and procedures related to academic integrity (honesty). In addition to this University document, each course will have additional policies.
Each student should become familiar with these non-academic expectations of university life.
These policies apply to all students and cover academic topics.
These policies apply to all students and cover non-academic topics.