academic degrees

Defer to AP Style for academic degrees.

  • The exception: When identifying MU alumni in a profile or story about them, use this form, set off by commas, after the person’s name: Bill Doe, B.S. ’95, and Sally Ray, M.A. ’04. When they have multiple degrees from different years, use this form: Sally Ray, B.S. ’78, M.S. ’81. For multiple degrees in the same year, use this form: Bill Doe, B.A., B.J. ’92.

Editor’s note: We are working to update the academic degree abbreviation list. If you have a specific question in the meantime, please email