Honors Programs

Honors Programs

The School of Journalism attracts some of the best students at MU. The Walter Williams Scholars program is designed for the top tier of what is already an elite group. Students who qualify are truly the best among the best.

Walter Williams Scholars

Upon admission as freshmen, directly admitted students are designated as Walter Williams Scholars if they meet the following criteria:

  • earn an ACT composite score of 33 or a combined SAT score of 1450 and
  • rank in the top 20 percent of the high school class (if the school ranks) or have a weighted Core GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Designation as a Walter Williams Scholar is noted in the program when a student participates in commencement exercises.

Honors College

The School encourages high-ability students to enroll in the MU Honors College and take honors courses whenever possible. Such courses are taught by many of MU’s highly-acclaimed professors. More information on honors courses can be found at Honors Course Goals.

Most directly admitted students and a few pre-journalism students in the College of Arts and Science qualify for admission to the Honors College.

Students are encouraged to review the Honors College admission requirements to determine their eligibility.