Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research and is the flagship university of the four-university University of Missouri System. It is one of only 38 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities.
MU offers 149 graduate degree programs — including online degree options — and is designated a “Doctoral University with Very High Research Activity,” or Research 1 University, by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. MU offers students more academic power and advantages that come with its status as both a top research institution and a land-grant university.Browse our Degree & Certificate Programs
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The global demand for mathematicians, engineers, technologists, scientists and health care professionals is on the rise. MU helps meet that demand with more research opportunities, strong interdisciplinary campus culture, and collaborations with educational, governmental, and corporate entities.
- 71 Fully Online Graduate Degree Programs (no campus visit required)
- 21 Schools & Colleges
- More than 70 Research Centers, Institutes, & Core Facilities
- 13 graduate minors
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Students from Underrepresented and Underserved Backgrounds at MU
Mission and Values
The mission of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri is to advocate for, support, and advance graduate and postdoctoral education.
Guided by our mission, we provide campus-wide leadership for:
The Graduate School will maintain an inclusive and welcoming environment that values differences in thought and mission. We will promote equity and fairness to best support graduate education.
The Graduate School will provide campus-wide leadership, as well as resources and support, to promote the success of students and their graduate programs.
The Graduate School will provide and facilitate curricular and professional development opportunities for students and mentors that enhance a commitment to continuous improvement and life-long learning.
Using continuous quality improvement practices, the Graduate School will proactively lead in the use of best practices for student success and transparency of data and information.
More Teaching Opportunities
Many of MU’s academic programs offer graduate students the opportunity to apprentice as instructors or teaching assistants. To further prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter academia, we offer aspiring educators a Minor in College Teaching and professional development programming, including a Preparing Future Faculty course. Students who tap into these opportunities become competitive for academic positions at community colleges, regional intuitions, liberal arts institutions, and research universities.Learn About Teaching Resources
Professional Development Programming
For graduate students who will pursue careers outside of the academy, the Graduate School offers professional development programming to help students prepare for and navigate non-academic careers.Career Exploration
Internships, Global Engagement & Real-World Opportunities
Many degree programs help students gain professional work experience prior to earning a degree through internships, externships, study abroad, and community engagement.
For example, students in the Truman School of Public Affairs land prestigious internships in the federal government, the United Nations, and national non-profit organizations; those in the health professions gain experience at the MU hospital and clinics; journalism students may work for the University’s NBC-affiliate TV station, newspaper, or National Public Radio affiliate; and MBA students are required to complete real-world projects throughout the curriculum.Examples of Graduate Student Internships
An Inclusive & Civil Campus Environment
The Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity is the catalyst for enhancing institutional diversity with collaborative partnerships and strategic efforts. Mizzou also is home to specialized centers and offices that provide student support, including the MU Veterans Center; the Multicultural Center; the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center; the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Resource Center; and the Women’s Center.More on MU Diversity
The Disability Center provides academic accommodations and student support. Additional services are available through the Adaptive Computing Technology Center, and the Assessment and Consultation Clinic. Disabled veterans may also contact the MU Veterans Center for information.Learn About the Disability Center