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Diploma delivery

You will receive your diploma in the mail. Most are delivered approximately 3 to 4 weeks after commencement, however extenuating circumstances may cause others to take longer. In order to ensure your diploma is mailed to the correct address, verify your permanent mailing address on your graduation application.


There are two diploma sizes. Students receiving a bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist degree or a certificate will receive an 8 ½ by 11-inch diploma. Students receiving a doctorate will receive a 13 by 17 inch diploma. All diplomas are printed as portrait style.

Name Changes

If you want a name change to be reflected on your diploma, you must update it in the student records system. Your name must be changed by the deadline provided in an email sent to your student account regarding commencement.

According to University policy, legal documentation is required verifying your new name as well as the name you were previously known as in the MU records system. The documentation must include your:

  • date of birth
  • photograph
  • signature

If the documentation you submit does not contain all three criteria, you will have to submit additional documentation that does. The following are acceptable documents:

  • current, government-issued ID card such as a driver’s license, military ID or passport
  • current, valid Social Security Card with your new name
  • federally recognized Indian tribe’s enrollment card or a US Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card containing the new name, photograph and signiture of the individual
  • certified copy of a court order, a marriage certificate or a dissolution decree reflecting the new name in full

Students may abbreviate their middle name without documentation. However, proof is required if a student is adding, deleting or changing an initial to their middle name.

Complete the name change form and submit it along with the appropriate documentation.

Receiving My Diploma

Diplomas are automatically mailed via the United States Postal Service to students who have a permanent U.S. address on file, 6-8 weeks after commencement.

For students with an international address or who wish to receive their diploma differently:

  • You can provide a prepaid label for an alternative carrier, such as FedEx, DHL, or UPS.
  • You may request to pick up your diploma in person at the University Registrar’s office.
  • You may request to have your diploma sent to a campus address.

To request any of the above alternative options, email from your University email account.

Duplicate Diploma

To order a duplicate diploma, follow this link to access the online ordering system: Order Duplicate Diploma

Please note:

  • Diplomas will not be released for students with a hold on their account.
  • The duplicate diploma will use the degree name listed in our records. If you had changed your name or would like to verify your name prior to order email
  • Duplicate diplomas are mailed to U.S. addresses. For assistance with international shipping contact our office at
  • Diploma orders take 6-8 weeks for delivery


If you have questions regarding updating your permanent mailing address or your diploma name, please contact

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