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 non-degree 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 advisor throughout the pursuit of their degree/certificate.
General requirements for all Masters and Doctoral degrees, although specific requirements
vary by programs.
Research requirements are described under each section of the policy. Program specific
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
Each student should become familiar with these non-academic expectations of university
These policies apply to all students and cover academic topics.
These policies apply to all students and cover non-academic topics.