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Our mission at Mizzou is to ensure a positive student experience in a safe and diverse graduate community that promotes excellence in graduate education and empowers all students to meet the challenges of a global future.

Meeting Global Demands

The Graduate School is dedicated to enhancing the intellectual stimulation that comes from a diverse campus community. As both a top-level research institution and a land-grant University, MU offers graduate students significant academic opportunities, power, and advantages.

MU has the nation’s most powerful University research reactor and is the largest U.S. producer of radioisotopes for diagnosing and treating cancer.

MU ranks 14th in the world among universities for plant science research and is improving global food security with 120 plant scientists, 18 agricultural research centers statewide, and MU Extension innovations for farmers.

MU helps meet the global demand for scientists, artists, humanists, educators, engineers, policymakers and legal experts, journalists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and human and animal health care professionals; and provides more research opportunities; a strong interdisciplinary campus culture; and collaborations with educational, governmental, and corporate entities.

International students make up about 20% of Mizzou graduate student enrollment and nearly 6% of total student enrollment. MU has formal agreements with more than 200 universities and governmental agencies around the world and welcomes an estimated 1,000 international visiting scholars and researchers each year.