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Explore our degree programs

Choose your major. Discover your passion.

From undergraduate to graduate, professional programs to certificates, you'll find the program that works for you at UMSL.

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Find detailed information on admission requirements for all UMSL incoming, first year students.

Admission Requirements
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Our financial aid experts are here to help you navigate the financial aid process and explore scholarship opportunities.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
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Not sure what you need to apply? Learn more about the application process and what documents you'll need to submit.

How to Apply

Our Residential Community

Living on campus is fun and exciting and it's close to everything in St. Louis! You'll develop new and lasting friendships, save time and money on commuting and have full access to campus resources.

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Join one of our 75+ student organizations and clubs. Team up on an intramural team, rock climb at the Recreation and Wellness Center or attend a live performance at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.

Student Involvement
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Take in a game with University of Missouri–St. Louis Athletics! Join one of our 19 athletic teams as a student-athlete, or cheer on your fellow Tritons as they take on the competition!

Triton Athletics

UMSL by the Numbers


in Missouri for affordability
(Business Insider)


in scholarships, fellowships and grants awarded

Top 100

best universities for reducing inequities
(Times Higher Education)


of recent grads are employed or are continuing their education