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Visual Studies

University of Missouri - Columbia

12 months
24849 USD/year
24849 USD/year
12213 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The School of Visual Studies at University of Missouri - Columbia offers graduate degrees in Visual Studies that blend disciplinary training in the history of art, material culture, and media studies with a commitment to public humanities. 


The University of Missouri has played a prominent role in the teaching of the visual arts in North America since Walter Miller and John Pickard first began lecturing on campus in the 1890s. 

Key Features 

  • Through a combination of coursework; outreach, research, and teaching opportunities; and interdisciplinary collaboration with scholars in other fields and professional programs, the Visual Studies MA from University of Missouri - Columbia prepares students for careers in a variety of educational institutions, cultural organizations, and the creative economy generally.

Programme Structure

  • The University of Missouri’s Graduate School aims to instill in students an understanding of and an appreciation for academic ethics, professional standards of conduct, and personal integrity. 
  • Students complete graduate education at Mizzou prepared to enter the workforce and uphold these values in higher education and beyond.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)
  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation concerning academic qualifications to undertake graduate work
  • A short statement of the applicant’s scholarly interests, professional goals, and reasons for applying to do graduate work in Visual Studies.
  • A copy of a recent research paper as a sample of your scholarship and writing
  • Curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24849 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24849 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24849 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24849 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12213 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbia

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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