The University of Missouri is located in Columbia, Missouri which has been ranked by Forbes, Liveability, and a variety of other publications as one of the best places to live in the US. The thriving, artistic, and diverse downtown area is surrounded by bike trails and sprawling state and national parks making it a destination for anyone seeking an outdoor adventure. As a student, you’ll be spending a lot of time on our beautiful and historic campus, which doubles as a botanic garden. Rest assured, with one of the largest rec centers in the country and over 700 student organizations to join, you’ll never run out of things to do or people to meet.
“Mizzou” is home to what is widely recognized as one of the top journalism schools in the country. Ranked as the top journalism program by various professional and academic institutions, The Missouri School of Journalism has been leading the way in media education since establishing the first journalism college in the world over 100 years ago. The secret to our success? The Missouri Method, which is our philosophy that the best way to learn, is to do. During their time at the Missouri School of Journalism, our students will work in real, professional media organizations.
Whether it’s broadcasting the evening news across mid-Missouri in our NBC-affiliated news station, or developing an advertising campaign for a national brand in one of our two-in-house ad agencies, or working for our award-winning newspapers and magazines distributed through mid-Missouri, our students will gain real-world professional experience well before graduation. Our students have access to a wealth of cutting-edge technology and equipment from cameras to audio equipment to editing software and everything in between, Journalism students will be using the same tools as the pros to produce their work.
Not to mention, we boast a world-class faculty of over 80 award-winning and industry-leading professors and instructors who have years of experience in the “real world”. With over 30 undergraduate interest areas, 20 two-year master’s models, 6 doctoral models, and numerous dual-degree and interdisciplinary options, Missouri can tailor a program to meet your career goals and interests. If Missouri seems like the place for you, you can learn more about our admission requirements.