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Visiting Mizzou

If you’d like to set up a visit to Mizzou, contact the director of graduate studies in the program you’re considering at least two weeks prior to your desired visit date. You can also visit virtually.

If you cannot come to campus, consider taking a virtual tour. Prospective students from underrepresented and underserved minority groups are encouraged to apply for the Tigerview campus visitation program, which is an expenses-paid event held in the fall each year.

Preparing to Visit

  1. Research your program of interest before you get to campus to maximize your time.

    Create a list of questions you want to ask. offers a helpful list of questions you might consider asking.

  2. Meet with faculty.

    If you would like to conduct research with a specific faculty member, you can contact them directly before to set up an appointment. Our Academic Programs Catalog provides faculty lists with research areas of interest.

  3. Ask about opportunities to meet with students.

    Talk to the director of graduate studies about whether current students have been appointed to meet with visitors like you.

  4. Think about areas of campus you’d like to investigate.

    Official campus tours include lots of information specific to undergraduates, similar to the virtual tour linked above, so it might be better to ask the director of graduate studies whether current students or staff from the program have been appointed to give graduate tours.

  5. Explore life in Columbia.

    Learn more about why so many people and national publications rate Columbia as one of the top places to live.