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The University of Missouri’s Office of Graduate Studies aims to instill in students an understanding of and an appreciation for academic ethics, professional standards of conduct, and personal integrity. Students complete graduate education at Mizzou prepared to enter the workforce and uphold these values in higher education and beyond.

Academic integrity at MU rests upon the University’s Statement of Values.

Our duty is to acquire, create, transmit and preserve knowledge and to promote understanding. The University of Missouri, as the state’s major land-grant University, honors the public trust placed in it and accepts the associated accountability to the people of Missouri for its stewardship of that trust.

We the students, faculty, and staff of MU hold the following values to be the foundation of our identity as a community. We pledge ourselves to act, in the totality of our life together, in accord with these values: Respect Responsibility, Discovery, and Excellence.

In addition to the Statement of Values, students are expected to adhere to the University of Missouri’s honor pledge on all graded work whether or not they are explicitly asked in advance to do so: I strive to uphold the University values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence. On my honor, I pledge that I have neither given nor received unauthorized assistance on this work.

Mizzou provides policies, educational programs, and other resources designed to guide graduate students in: