Founded in 1958, the MU Honors College has an enrollment of over 3,000 students representing nearly all of MU’s 300+ degree programs. The Honors College seeks to serve a diverse group of talented and accomplished students so they can become engaged the pursuit of life-long, interdisciplinary learning.

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Advantage: Honors

  • Smaller classes in an engaging, challenging, and rewarding environment
  • Interdisciplinary, unique, and customizable curriculum
  • Priority registration, each semester beyond your 1st semester at MU
  • Dedicated Honors academic advising
  • Engaged and accessible faculty and staff
  • Guaranteed and early admission programs to some professional and academic programs
  • Research and artistry experiences starting on Day 1 at MU
  • Additional scholarship opportunities
  • Extra-curricular student groups, events, and activities
  • Opportunity to excel where you dwell in the Honors Learning Community

Visit the Honors College

To meet with a representative of the Honors College, schedule a campus tour with the MU Admissions Office.

Want to observe an Honors course? Contact our office ( after you schedule your visit to learn about course availability during your visit.

How to Apply

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The Honors College uses a holistic review process of application materials. There is no specific criteria or level of achievement that guarantees Honors acceptance.