Graduate work at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is designed to prepare academic leaders, normally within a profession. For that reason, our graduate programs demand academic preparation and personal attributes to complete the rigorous course and individual research requirements. The Graduate School of UMSL requires applicants to document that they are prepared to be successful as they pursue advanced studies. Consider your application as your opportunity to provide evidence that you have a track record of academic achievement, the motivation to pursue challenging courses and independent studies, and the integrity and character to serve as an academic leader.
To document that, the Graduate School of the University of Missouri-St. Louis requires evidence that all applicants have met the following standards:
- A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Academic records and related experiences that suggest the likelihood for success in the proposed program
- Personal attributes that reflect the standards of conduct in professions associated with the program
Evidence of a first degree requires an official document sent directly to UMSL with the degree posted. Transcripts can be accepted directly from students in emergency cases and only for one semester. Evidence of other academic preparation varies by program.
Applicants will be denied admission if (a) they do not meet admission standards and (b) there are no available openings. Most programs will not review incomplete or late applications at the time of decision.
Please review your application carefully and answer every question truthfully. Students admitted on the basis of applications with inaccurate information, plagiarized writing samples, or other evidence that the applicant is trying to mislead the university will be dealt with following the Student Conduct Code and may lead to expulsion.