Graduating with Honors

There are several ways to graduate with honors at Mizzou. Each of these distinctions will appear on your transcript as evidence of the challenging and enriching program of study you undertake at the University of Missouri. Graduating with the Honors Certificate makes you eligible for the Honors Convocation, held in Jesse Hall for fall and at Mizzou Arena for spring graduates.

Requirements for Graduating with the Honors Certificate

Students who complete 24 or more hours of courses for honors credit and maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA are eligible to graduate with an Honors Certificate. For more information, including important deadlines and regulations, see the Honors Certificate Application.

Departmental Honors

Departments have their own criteria for graduating students with honors. These may include GPA requirements, special coursework, and/or the completion of an honors senior thesis or research project. See the website for the department of your major to find more information on departmental honors.

Latin Honors

Latin Honors are based on GPA, with varying requirements for different schools within the university. Please see the website for your division to find the requirements for graduating with a Cum LaudeMagna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude designation.