How to apply for regular admission

NonDegree Seeking Admission

Life Long Learner Admission

Application Deadlines

The general application deadlines to apply are as follows: July 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester and May 1 for the summer semester. Some degree programs have specific deadline dates and may only admit once each calendar year, so it is important to review the deadlines of your specific program.

Complete the Application(s) and pay the Application Fee

Request Transcripts

Official confirmation of a previous degree is required for admission to all graduate programs at UMSL. In addition, most programs require official transcripts from every college or university you have attended. International students must request official certified transcripts. International students should contact International Student and Scholar Services with any questions or for more detailed information. UMSL Alumni: Your undergraduate records are accessible by Graduate Admissions and you do not need to send an UMSL transcript or resend previously submitted final transcripts.

For those who only have course work from U.S. institutions, please ask your institution(s) to send official transcripts directly to the Graduate Admissions Office: 

University of Missouri-St. Louis
Graduate Admissions Office
121 Woods Hall
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400

Letters of Recommendation (Note: The electronic version requires a User ID, which is normally emailed within one to two days of applying)

Almost every graduate program at UMSL requires letters of recommendation. Even those that don’t will often review letters sent voluntarily for additional insights into your potential to succeed as a graduate student beyond your grades and test scores. Each program has slightly different requirements. Since students are admitted only if the program recommends them, applicants should check admission criteria established for each program. Please refer to the requirements list for the number of letters your program requires or recommends. Letters from family friends and political figures are discouraged and may even be detrimental. The best recommendations come from a reference 

Forms: 

If your recommenders prefer to submit a paper letter, please ask them to send letters directly to

University of Missouri-St. Louis
Graduate Admissions Office
121 Woods Hall
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400 

Submit a Writing Sample and any other Supplemental Application Materials

Some programs want evidence that you are a serious student capable of writing a scholarly paper in English. If you have not written a research paper for several years, you may be able to submit other samples of professional writing. Please check your program requirements because some have very specific guidelines beyond these suggestions. Your writing sample and any other supplemental application materials should be sent via e-mail to gradadm@umsl.edu or mailed to:

University of Missouri-St. Louis
Graduate Admissions Office
121 Woods Hall
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400 

Request Your GRE/GMAT scores

Many graduate programs require applicants to submit standardized testing results. Please consult your program's requirements for details. Visit the GRE or GMAT websites to send your results to UMSL.

Submit an Application for a Teaching or Research Assistantship

Print the application and submit it directly to the director of your graduate department. For more information on assistantships, please visit the Assistantship Information page.