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Facts & Figures

Academic programs

MU offers more than 150 degree programs — including more than 100 online degree options — and is designated “Doctoral/Research Extensive” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. MU offers students more academic power and advantages that comes with its status as both a top-level research institution and a land-grant university.

The numbers

  • 90 master’s degree programs
  • 62 doctoral degree programs
  • 6 education specialist degree programs
  • 14 graduate minors
  • More than 50 graduate certificates
  • More than 80 online graduate degree and certificate options
  • More than 70 research institutes and centers
  • 18 schools and colleges

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Academic advantages

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.

More numbers

  • Total enrollment: 34,748 (fall 2012)
  • Graduate enrollment: 6,481 (18.7 percent)
  • Graduate level underrepresented minority students: 443
  • Graduate level non-resident international students: 1,453
  • Countries represented: 109
  • Graduate degrees conferred annually: more than 1,800
  • Recent MU graduates with an advanced degree reporting they are employed in fields related to their degrees: 97 percent

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Over the past decade, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has recognized MU as having the fastest federally funded growth rate of all public AAUs. According to the NSF data, about 1,200 MU graduate students receive externally-funded stipends that total nearly $9 million annually. MU ranks 14th in the world among universities for plant science research. With 120 plant scientists, 18 agricultural research centers statewide and MU Extension innovations for farmers, Mizzou is improving global food security. MU fosters an entrepreneurial culture where students own their intellectual property, manage an angel investment fund supported by the Kauffman Foundation, participate in the Entrepreneurship Alliance talent incubator, and win venture and pitch competitions.

The University of Missouri’s research facilities include:

  • Interdisciplinary research centers for life sciences, health, and aging
  • Eight core research buildings
  • The most powerful university-operated nuclear research reactor in the U.S.
  • The state’s largest library collection

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