Op3.04-21 Diploma/University Certificate
The diploma/certificate is provided to students after the end of the semester of graduation if all graduation requirements have been met. Any hold preventing the release of a student’s transcript will also prevent the release of a student’s diploma/certificate. Students may refer to the academic calendar regarding the timing of the mailing of diplomas at the end of each term.
The diploma lists the degree earned, major(s), and the scholastic honors attained
at the end of the semester of graduation. Options within majors and minors are not
recorded on the diploma but are on the transcript. Students completing multiple majors
in the same degree in the same semester will only receive one diploma listing all
The certificate lists the level (undergraduate or graduate) and the name of the program of study.
The student name listed on a diploma or certificate must match a name on file in the University’s student information system, which will be available to select in the application to graduate process.
All reissued diplomas and/or certificates produced on or after August 28, 2005 will bear the name Missouri State University.
The Office of the Registrar will be responsible for establishing and communicating the procedure for requesting a reissued diploma/certificate. A reissued diploma/certificate fee will be charged in accordance with the current Fee Schedule.
Line of authority
Responsible administrator and office: Office of the Registrar
Contact person in that office: Registrar
Presidential approval: August 14, 2023
Procedures for requesting reissued diploma/certificate
Refer to the Office of the Registrar for more information and forms.