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Prospective degree-seeking students, including new domestic and international applicants, former Mizzou Online non-degree seeking students, current and former MU undergraduate students and former MU graduate students applying to a new degree program, should follow the application process below.

Application Process

1. Check your academic program’s application requirements and deadlines.

Your academic program sets the application deadline, eligibility criteria and required supplemental application materials beyond the minimum admission requirements. Supplemental application materials may include a program-specific application, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, a résumé/vita, etc.

2. Complete and submit the application for admission.

Degree-seeking applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to their application. If you are accepted by an academic program, you will then be asked to provide official transcripts. Please do not send official transcripts until after you have received acceptance from an academic program.

  • Current or former MU students: You may upload an unofficial copy of your Student Academic Profile from myZou, but if accepted, you do not have to provide official MU transcripts.
  • International applicants: Only upload copies of your transcripts/mark sheets with courses and grades, in English. Please do not upload transcript evaluations completed by third parties (e.g. ECE, WES, etc.).

All supplemental application materials required by your academic program must be submitted through the application system.

3. Pay an application fee.

A non-refundable application processing fee of $65 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents or $90 for nonresident internationals is required for all new applications. The fee is paid through the application system at the time of application submission. MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express or Diner’s Club credit cards are accepted. A separate application fee is required for each application.

Application Fee Waivers: 

  • Some academic programs will pay the application fee for applicants in certain instances. Please check with academic program to see if it has such a policy.
  • The Office of Graduate Studies will pay the application fee for participants in select preparatory or service programs (e.g. McNair Scholars, Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP) Program participants, NIH PREP Scholars, Peace Corps, etc.).

Start your application for admission, select the applicable preparatory or service program, and you will receive further instructions via email. Contact Graduate Admissions with questions (573-882-6311 or 800-877-6312 or via email at gradadmin@missouri.edu).

4. Check application status

By logging in to the application system, you can to check the receipt status of application materials submitted through the online application system as well as the decision status of your application.