Undergraduate Academics

Honors Program

As an Honors Student, you’ll benefit from personal academic advising by highly qualified faculty, allowing you to customize your degree. You will be cared for as you prepare for a career and as you deepen your faith. We will feed your intellectual curiosity through the Honors Program.

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YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • Additional scholarships available
  • Customizable curriculum
  • Research partnerships with professors
  • Graduate school readiness
  • 30-40% of MNU honors students double major or select a minor to pair with their major.

If you’re a high achiever, MNU’s Honors Program can make your college experience more challenging and fulfilling. Students often study abroad, complete internships and practicums and enjoy interacting with honors students from other universities through our membership in The National Collegiate Honors Council.

Honors students have already showed us that they are achievers; here we can help them enrich their learning experience.

Mark Hayse, Honors Program Director

Honors students enjoy the freedom to customize approximately 15% of their coursework in ways that enable them to reach their academic and career goals more easily. As a result, honors students create comfortable space in their schedules to study abroad, pursue minors or double majors, conduct original research with faculty mentors, enjoy internships and practicums, or graduate early. 

Interested students must submit portfolio applications for acceptance into the MNU Honors Program. Once accepted, honors students spend their first semester in a three-hour cohort seminar that orients them to the MNU Honors Program.

Applicant Requirements

  • GPA of 3.5 or above (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Minimum ACT superscore of 27 (or SAT equivalent)

 

Scholarship Renewal

Honors students maintain good standing with:

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Full-time enrollment (12+ credit hours per semester)
  • Minimum grade of B in Honors coursework

The Honors Program opens the door to personal and professional enrichment through curiosity, caring, collaboration and creativity. It’s not more work, it’s different work. 

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Scholarship Challenge

Come out and compete for one of our prestigious Scholarship Challenge awards. Students who meet the requirements and attend Scholarship Challenge Weekend will qualify for a $1,000 MNU scholarship just for attending. The top 10 competitors receive a $2,000 MNU scholarship and the top three receive full tuition.

Office of Admissions
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899
Contact Information
Honors Program
Mark Hayse
Program Director
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062
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