Missouri State University

Senior Permission for Graduate Credit

Missouri State seniors and visiting degree-seeking seniors from another institution who are classified as non-degree seeking while at Missouri State, may be permitted to take 600-level or higher courses for graduate credit during the last two semesters of a baccalaureate program upon the recommendation of the head of the department in which the course is offered and approval of the Graduate College. To be eligible, students must have a GPA of at least 3.00 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work. Eligible students are limited to a maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate level courses and a maximum of 15 credit hours of graduate and undergraduate courses combined during a semester. A maximum of 12 credit hours of graduate credit may be earned by Senior Permission. Courses completed for graduate credit under Senior Permission cannot be applied toward the undergraduate degree. Graduate credit earned under Senior Permission may be applied toward a graduate degree contingent upon approval of the graduate program department head and the Dean of the Graduate College. Senior Permission forms are available in the Graduate College, Carrington Hall 306 and must be completed and submitted at the time of registration.