Graduate College admission requirements
Op5.01-4 Graduate Students Admission Policy
The Graduate Council sets the minimum standards for admission to graduate study. Additional requirements and higher standards may be stipulated for specific graduate programs. The minimum requirements for graduate admission are:
A bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by agencies recognized by Missouri State University. Additional requirements and higher standards may be stipulated for specific graduate certificate programs.
A bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by agencies recognized by Missouri State University. In cases where a program’s accrediting body allows admission prior to conferral of bachelor’s degree, exceptions may be made, AND one of the following
A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale; OR at least a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.00 scale for the last 60 hours of academic course work; OR at least a 2.75 grade point average on a minimum of 9 hours of graduate credits; OR
A recommendation with rationale in writing by both the department head of the student’s desired major area and the dean of the college in which that discipline is located, and the approval of the Dean of the Graduate College.
Line of authority
Responsible administrator and office: Office of the Provost
Contact person in that office: Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College
Presidential approval: September 5, 2023
For Doctoral requirements, see the admissions section of the Graduate Catalog.
Review the admission requirements and application procedures for graduate students from around the world.
Review the admission requirements and procedures for certificate programs.