Choose UMSL for

Affordable quality

Our students are exposed to cutting-edge research and work alongside active scholars in nationally-ranked programs. Our award-winning faculty make enduring contributions to their fields. But we believe an exceptional education and investment in your future shouldn’t break the bank. Our annual tuition cost for fulltime (30 hours) undergraduate students is just over $10,000 for Missouri and Illinois residents before financial aid is applied.

#1 in Missouri for affordability (Business Insider)
80% of students received financial aid or grants (AY19)

Career advancement

Elevate your career today. Our flexible and convenient graduate degrees, certificates and professional development programs allow working adults to continue their education and obtain the credentials they need. Whether it’s our 100% online RN to BSN program in nursing, our PhDs in Education offered exclusively in the evening, or the only Doctor of Business Administration program in the state, we’ve got something for you. Wherever you want to go, UMSL can help you get there.

60+ non-degree certificate programs
NSA and DHS designate UMSL as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
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Transfer credits

You may be closer to the finish line than you think. Bring your credits from other accredited institutions or bypass the classroom by demonstrating your knowledge through exams. Or, take advantage of our prior learning assessment programs that provide multiple degree pathways for those with relevant corporate, military or other professional learning. Save your time and energy for what you don’t know, and get credit for what you do.

#1 transfer destination in St. Louis
12 median credit hours transferred for qualifying military educational experience

Flexible programs

When it comes to your education, we know that one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why our degree programs are built to fit any schedule. Whether you want to earn your degree fully online, during the evening or weekends or with our 4-, 8-, 12- and 16-week course offerings – UMSL will meet you when and where you want.

50+ degrees offered in 100% online or 100% evening formats
Dual degrees earn a Bachelor's and Master's in fewer total credit hours with our 2+3 programs
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Online excellence

Virtual instruction is nothing new to us. Our faculty are deeply experienced in online teaching environments, and we have all the tools you'll need to learn anywhere. But taking online courses at UMSL doesn’t mean you’ll be on your own. Learn beyond the lecture hall with full access to services, resources and advisors. For top-ranked degree programs available at your fingertips, UMSL has you covered.

#1 in Missouri for online bachelor’s programs
(U.S. News and World Report)
Mentorship
our Online Mentorship Program prepares web-based students for real-world success

Graduate degrees

When it comes to your education, we know that one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why our degree programs are built to fit any schedule. Whether you want to earn your degree fully online, during the evening or weekends or with our 4-, 8-, 12- and 16-week course offerings – UMSL will meet you when and where you want.

50+ degrees offered in 100% online or 100% evening formats
Dual degrees earn a Bachelor's and Master's in fewer total credit hours with our 2+3 programs
UMSL graduate students talking

Take your next step.

Start your journey at UMSL. Join our diverse student body and have access to world-class researchers and scholars, top-ranked degree programs and sought-after internship opportunities.