Placeholder image for University of Missouri - Columbia

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri, United States
he University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, with an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, 13,000 full-time employees and 317,000 alumni, Mizzou is an important investment for the state and nation.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (51)
Social Sciences (28)



The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. 


The state’s largest and most comprehensive university, Mizzou has more than 300 degree programs — including more than 90 online options — through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only six public universities nationwide that can claim a medical school, veterinary medicine college and a law school on the same campus.


The university’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend $248 million annually on scientific research; they account for about 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to the state’s public universities.


Career management is an employee-driven process with support provided by managers and the university. The UM System's career management resources help individuals manage their own careers and also help facilitate the careers of direct reports and others.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
483 68
551 40
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
151 50
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.


Student services

The International Center facilitates all things international at the University of Missouri. We raise international awareness and foster dialogue on critical world issues.

Our staff provides comprehensive support services to MU’s international community — students, faculty, staff and their dependents come to MU from nearly 100 countries. In doing so, the center also serves a critical compliance role for the university required by federal immigration regulations. 

Housing services

At Mizzou, we believe that your living experience should be catered to your interests and ambitions. When you live with us you will receive all-inclusive rates, more independence, academically-flexible contracts and optional dining plans.

University policy requires freshmen to live in Residential Life residence halls. As part of a living and learning community, you will meet students with similar interests, build lifelong friendships and get the support you need to succeed academically — all in the hall where you live. 

Library services

How do the Libraries work and what services and resources you can find in MU Libraries?  American library systems are very different from libraries in your countries. We hope you will find this guide useful in your library research and that you have an enjoyable, productive experience using the MU Libraries and its resources. We look forward to seeing you in the library!

ICT services

As the central information technology organization for the University of Missouri, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) is here for you, your department and your project support. We collaborate with the University leadership and committees to determine organizational IT strategies, policies, priorities, and resource allocations. 

Medical services

Now that you are at Mizzou you are making your own decisions. Choose the Health Center for:

  • Acute illnesses or injuries
  • Chronic medical issues
  • Preventive care (physicals, reproductive health)
  • Immunizations
  • See the same provider during your time here at Mizzou
  • Our providers are specialists in college health and gender issues. We are integrated with medical and behavioral health under one roof.

Student Life

Campus life

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Our city of about 110,000 people is located midway between Missouri’s largest cities, St. Louis and Kansas City. Money magazine, Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Men's Journal, and other news entities have named Columbia, Mo., one of the best places in the United States to live because of its high quality of life. The American Institute for Economic Research ranked Columbia among the nation's top 10 college towns. 

Sports facilities

MU’s NCAA Division I athletic program has 550 students-athletes in 20 sports, many in the top 25 percent nationally. 

Student clubs

The fraternity and sorority community at the University of Missouri was founded in 1869 on the principles of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Brotherhood/Sisterhood and is rich with tradition. Home to over 6,500 students and representing 27% of the undergraduate student population, our 55 Greek organizations within the Greek community provide an enriching experience and a support system on this campus. Fraternity & Sorority Life offers a unique balance of leadership, academics, philanthropy/service, and social opportunities that will enhance your college years at Mizzou. 

Student Reviews

University of Missouri - undergraduate degree
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University of Missouri provided an adequate education with ample support resources to it's students.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

There are amazing resources on campus for all types of students to help the succeed, you just have to look and search really hard for them

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great resources on campus!

Columbia, Missouri, United States

Other programmes from this university