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Missouri Outreach Graduate Opportunity (MOGO) Scholarship

The Missouri Outreach Graduate Opportunity (MOGO) Scholarship provides a partial remission of out-of-state fees for full-time graduate students who are not Missouri residents.  This scholarship is available to students admitted into an eligible graduate program.

The MOGO Scholarship has a value of three-fourths of the non-resident graduate student fees for 9 credit hours (5 credits hours in the summer). The scholarship amount will be adjusted annually when the Missouri State University Board of Governors approves changes to the student fee schedule.

No application is required.  Once a student meets the eligibility criteria, the scholarship will automatically be offered. 

The MOGO Scholarship cannot be combined with other forms of University aid, including scholarships, graduate assistantships, or fee waivers.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, a student must:

  • be considered a non-resident of Missouri for fee purposes

  • have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25

  • have official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) on file with the Missouri State University Graduate College

  • be a first-time, degree-seeking graduate student admitted into an eligible program (see below)

  • be enrolled as a full-time graduate student, taking at least 9 graduate credit hours during the fall and during the spring semester or 5 graduate credit hours during the summer.

Eligible programs

Accountancy (MAcc) *

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Athletic Training (MS)

Materials Science (MS) *

Audiology (AuD)

Mathematics (MS) *

Biology (MS) *

Music (MM)

Cell and Molecular Biology (MS) *

Natural and Applied Science (MNAS) *

Chemistry (MS) *

Nursing (MSN) *

Communication (MA)

Nursing Practice (DNP) *

Communication Sciences and Disorders (MS)

Plant Science (MS)

Counseling (MS)

Project Management (MS)

Counseling and Assessment (EDS)

Psychology (MS)

Criminology (MS)

Public Administration (MPA) *

Educational Administration (MSEd)

Public Health (MPH)

Educational Administration (EdS)

Reading (MSEd)

Elementary Education (MSEd)

Religious Studies (MA)

English (MA)

Secondary Education (MSEd)

Geospatial Sciences in Geography & Geology (MS) *

Social Work (MSW)

Health Administration (MHA)

Special Education (MSEd)

Health Promotion and Wellness Management (MS)

Student Affairs (MS)

History (MA)

Theatre (MA)

Educational Technology (MSEd)

Writing (MA)

Global Studies


 * Out-of-state undergraduate students in Missouri State University accelerated master’s programs may qualify for the scholarship after they have completed their bachelor’s degree and are given full graduate status.

Programs NOT Eligible: 

Professional Studies (MPS)

Nurse Anesthesia (MS)

Business Administration (MBA)

Physical Therapy (MPT)

Computer Information Systems (MS)

Physician Assistant Studies (MS)

Defense & Strategic Studies (MS)


Educational Leadership – Cooperative Program with the University of Missouri-Columbia (EdD)


Renewal criteria

To renew the MOGO Scholarship for subsequent semesters, students must:

  • remain enrolled in an eligible program

  • complete at least 9 graduate credit hours during each semester the award is received and at least 5 graduate credit hours during each summer session the award is received

  • maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00

  • remain classified as a non-resident for fee purposes

 Eligibility will be verified at the end of each semester. 

 Enrollment in the MOGO program during the summer semester is optional.

An exception to the credit hour requirement will be granted to students who are enrolled in their last semester and need fewer than the prescribed minimum to graduate.  These students must be enrolled in at least 7 graduate credit hours during their final fall or spring semester, or 4 graduate credit hours during the summer.

If a student becomes ineligible, the scholarship cannot be reinstated unless the student is approved for an exception by the dean of the Graduate College.