Students receive an original diploma at the time of graduation from Missouri Western, however upon request, a duplicate diploma may also be ordered. These special order diplomas may only be requested by and issued to the graduate and will take between 3-4 weeks for processing. A duplicate diploma will not be released if any financial obligation exists with the University. Completed applications should be mailed or delivered to the Registrar’s Office or faxed to 816-271-4229.

All duplicate diplomas are printed on 8½ x 11 card stock, will have the name Missouri Western State University and include degree, major and graduation month/year. If the degree or certificate was awarded prior to December 2006 the diploma will have the statement, “Formerly known as Missouri Western State College” printed at the bottom.

A duplicate diploma will continue to have the name of the student at the time of graduation unless the previous graduate presents a Court Ordered Name Change Document to the Registrar’s office specifying a name change.

The cost for a diploma is stated below and payment (cash, check or credit card) is due at the time the order is placed:

  • Diploma only: $25.00, includes domestic shipping and handling*
  • Diploma including the padded cover: $35.00, includes domestic shipping and handling*

*The diploma fee includes domestic shipping. International shipments must be initiated by the student and use eShipGlobal,

Questions may be directed to the Registrar’s Office in Eder Hall 102 or 816-271-4211.

Duplicate Diploma Request Form