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University of Missouri - Columbia Graduate School Report

If you want to know more about University of Missouri - Columbia Graduate School, such as what degree programs it offers, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Use the following list to jump to the section on the page with details on that topic.

University of Missouri - Columbia Graduate School Rankings

#180 Master's Degree School in U.S.
#218 Doctorate Degree School in U.S.

College Factual began producing its annual Best Quality Schools rankings as a means to assist students in finding top-quality graduate colleges and universities that are invested in preparing their students for their future endeavors. These rankings are based on components such as post-graduation earnings of students, accumulated student debt of graduates, how much in demand the school is, and faculty and student diversity.

Best Master’s Degree Schools Ranking

University of Missouri - Columbia landed the #180 spot in College Factual's 2021 Best Master's Degree Schools in the U.S. ranking out of a pool of 782 colleges and universities that were eligible for this year's ranking.

In addition, Mizzou took the #5 spot for Best Master's Degree Schools in Missouri.


Best Doctorate Degree Schools Ranking

Of the 464 institutions of higher learning that were examined in the 2021 Best Doctorate Schools in the United States ranking, Mizzou came in at #218.

For the Best Doctorate Degree Schools in Missouri, Mizzou came in at #7.


University of Missouri - Columbia Graduate Student Diversity

7,425 Graduate Students
60.5% Women
14.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the most recent year for which data is available, 7,425 graduate students attended University of Missouri - Columbia. College Factual looked at the demographics of these students to determine how diverse the population is. Our findings are below.

Mizzou Graduate Student Male-Female Ratio

Women make up 60.5% of the total graduate student body at Mizzou while men make you 39.5%. These percentages may be different for specific degree programs.


Mizzou Graduate Student Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Racial-ethnic minorities* make up 14.3% of the graduate student population at Mizzou. Americans aren't the only ones who appreciate the graduate programs at Mizzou. Around 14.6% of graduate students are international. The following chart shows the distribution of racial-ethnic groups at the school. If you click on it, you'll find more detailed information.


Mizzou Graduate School Cost of Attendance

$10,478 Avg Tuition & Fees (In-State)
$28,342 Avg Student Debt (Master's)
$86,772 Avg Student Debt (Doctorate)
Part-time graduate students at University of Missouri - Columbia pay an average of $1,057 per credit hour if they come from out of state. In-state part-timers receive a discounted rate of $386.

The average tuition and fees for graduate students is shown below.

In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $9,264 $25,363
Fees $1,214 $1,214

Mizzou Grad School Student Debt

Potential Mizzou graduate students might be more interested in knowing what the average student debt at the school is. How much you owe may greatly impact your life after graduation and it may even limit your purchasing power for an entire decade.

Master’s Degree Debt

Master's degree students at Mizzou took out an average of $28,342 in student loans. That's 34% lower than the national average of $43,194. To repay such a loan, you're looking at an average monthly payment of $330 over a 10-year repayment period.


Doctorate Degree Debt

After receiving a doctorate degree from Mizzou, graduates have accumulated an average of $86,772 in student debt. That number is 25% lower than the national average of $116,043. To repay such a loan, you're looking at an average monthly payment of $1,011 over a 10-year repayment period.


Average Salary of Mizzou Grads with Master’s or Doctorate

$52,907 Avg Salary (Master's)
$69,017 Avg Salary (Doctorate)

Master’s Degree Average Earnings

The average starting salary for graduate students who earn their master's degree at Mizzou is $52,907. That's about 6% lower than the countrywide average of $56,398 for all master's degree holders.


Doctorate Degree Average Earnings

The average starting salary for graduate students who earn their doctorate degree at Mizzou is $69,017. When comparing to other doctorate degree holders, that's on the low side. It's about 5% lower than the national average of $72,680.


Location of University of Missouri - Columbia Graduate School

University of Missouri - Columbia is a public institution situated in Columbia, Missouri. The city atmosphere of Columbia makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

Get more details about the location of University of Missouri - Columbia.


Contact details for Mizzou are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-1050
Phone: 573-882-2121

Online Learning for Mizzou Grad Students

40.0% Took At Least One Online Class
32.6% Took All Classes Online

About 40.0% of the graduate students at University of Missouri - Columbia took at least one online class during the 2018-2019 academic year. For that same period, 32.6% of grad students took all of their classes online.


University of Missouri - Columbia Master’s Degree Programs

The only degree programs listed here are those in which master’s degrees were awarded in 2018-2019.

Master’s Degree Program Annual Graduates
Accounting 161
Agricultural Economics & Business 3
Allied Health Professions 6
Animal Science 11
Anthropology 2
Applied Mathematics 4
Archeology 1
Biological Engineering 15
Chemistry 2
Child Development & Psychology 13
Civil Engineering 10
Classical Languages & Literature 2
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 5
Communication & Media Studies 2
Communication Sciences 24
Computer Engineering 6
Computer Information Systems 17
Curriculum & Instruction 156
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 14
Drama & Theater Arts 3
Economics 14
Educational Administration 24
Electrical Engineering 11
Family & Consumer Economics 2
Finance & Financial Management 1
Fine & Studio Arts 8
Food Science Technology 8
General Biology 2
General Business/Commerce 73
General Engineering 17
General English Literature 1
Geography & Cartography 3
Geological & Earth Sciences 4
Germanic Languages 7
Health & Medical Administrative Services 35
Health & Physical Education 2
History 5
Housing 3
Human Computer Interaction 13
Human Development & Family Studies 20
Industrial Engineering 6
Journalism 82
Legal Research 10
Library & Information Science 29
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 4
Mathematics 4
Mechanical Engineering 16
Medical Illustration & Informatics 11
Medical Science 5
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 1
Music 19
Natural Resources Conservation 25
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 1
Nuclear Engineering 1
Nursing 7
Other Computer & Information Sciences 40
Philosophy 2
Physics 2
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 1
Plant Sciences 8
Political Science & Government 1
Public Administration 88
Public Health 50
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 42
Religious Studies 2
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 3
Social Work 79
Sociology 4
Special Education 37
Statistics 21
Student Counseling 136
Teacher Education Subject Specific 13
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 13

University of Missouri - Columbia Doctorate Degree Programs

Just like the master’s degree programs, only programs that had doctorate degrees awarded in 2018-2019 are shown here.

Doctorate Degree Program Annual Graduates
Accounting 2
Agricultural Economics & Business 2
Animal Science 7
Anthropology 3
Archeology 4
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 1
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 7
Biological Engineering 5
Chemical Engineering 6
Chemistry 13
Child Development & Psychology 15
Civil Engineering 8
Classical Languages & Literature 3
Communication & Media Studies 5
Computer Information Systems 4
Curriculum & Instruction 15
Drama & Theater Arts 2
Economics 10
Educational Administration 53
Electrical Engineering 7
Food Science Technology 3
Forestry 1
General Biology 13
General Business/Commerce 5
General English Literature 6
General Family & Consumer Sciences 13
Genetics 2
Geological & Earth Sciences 5
History 6
Human Computer Interaction 4
Journalism 6
Law 93
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 6
Mathematics 7
Mechanical Engineering 11
Medical Illustration & Informatics 4
Medicine 95
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 6
Music 6
Natural Resources Conservation 6
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 4
Nuclear Engineering 2
Nursing 54
Pharmacology & Toxicology 2
Philosophy 4
Physics 6
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 1
Plant Sciences 16
Political Science & Government 9
Public Administration 1
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 61
Social Work 2
Sociology 12
Special Education 1
Statistics 6
Student Counseling 12
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 8
Veterinary Medicine 111

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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