Latin Honors

Beginning with the Fall 2023 semester, new campus-wide Latin Honors requirements will be followed for undergraduate students.  Some of the colleges and schools have decided to adopt the new standards beginning Fall 2022. Others have made modified implementation for the 2022-23 academic year.  Official honors will be determined after graduate's final semester is completed. 

2023-24 Requirements:

The following Latin Honors requirements will be effective across every school and college on campus starting Fall 2023.

Students are required to complete 30 credit hours of MU-authored courses and the GPA is calculated based on the GPA of Record.  The following GPA cutoffs apply:

  • Cum Laude: 3.600-3.799
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.800-3.899
  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.900-4.000

2022-23 Requirements:

The schools and colleges following the updated Latin Honors requirements noted above starting Fall 2022 are:

  • College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • College of Arts & Science
  • College of Business
  • College of Education & Human Development
  • School of Nursing
Schools and Colleges with modified Latin Honors Requirements

The following schools and colleges have the requirements listed below for the 2022-23 academic year for Latin Honors.  They will move to the updated requirements listed above beginning Fall 2023.

College of Engineering: Official honors will be determined after your final semester is complete based on the GPA of Record.

  • Cum Laude: 3.500-3.699 GPA
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.700-3.899 GPA
  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.900-4.000 GPA

School of Health Professions: Latin Honors requirements for SHP depends on the catalog year being used for a student's degree audit.  

  • For students whose audits are based on catalog years FS2018 and earlier: Official honors will be determined after your final semester is complete. To be eligible, students must have at least 50 MU graded credits and an MU cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students meeting the eligibility criteria will be assessed for honors standing using the higher of the two GPAs - last 50 MU graded credits or GPA on all MU credits. 

  • For students whose audits are based on catalog year SP2019 and later: Official honors will be determined after your final semester is complete based upon the GPA of Record.  

    • GPA requirements are as follows for all students regardless of catalog year:
      • Cum Laude: 3.500-3.699 GPA
      • Magna Cum Laude: 3.700-3.899 GPA
      • Summa Cum Laude: 3.900-4.000 GPA

School of Journalism: Latin Honors requirements for Journalism depends on the catalog year being used for a student's degree audit.  GPA cutoffs are the same regardless of catalog year of degree audit. 

For students whose audits are based on catalog years 2019-2022 Latin Honors is based on the GPA of Record for all courses.  The school computes the grades to three decimal points and does not round up.  Students are reviewed for honors prior to the graduation ceremony and after the semester concludes.  

For students whose audits are based on catalog year 2018 or prior Latin Honors is based on the grade point average during the final 60 graded credits in residence.  The student must have a minimum of 60 credits in residence at MU to be considered for graduation with honors.  The school computes the grades to three decimal points and does not round up.  A student must request consideration for graduation with honors when applying for graduation. 

  • Cum Laude: 3.500-3.699 GPA
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.700-3.899 GPA
  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.900-4.000 GPA

College of Veterinary Medicine: Will not have Latin Honors for 2022-2023 Academic Year.  Will start awarding Latin Honors in Fall of 2023.