The University of Missouri-Columbia is located in Columbia, Missouri. This research university opened in 1839 as the first public institution of higher learning located west of the Mississippi River. This university is the largest university in the state of Missouri. The University of Missouri-Columbia is the flagship of the 4 universities in the University of Missouri System. This university is the only university in Missouri that is a member of the Association of American Universities and one of only 34 public universities that are currently members.
The University of Missouri-Columbia is one of six universities that house a veterinary medicine school, a school of law, and a medical school on the same campus. The university is also the home of the first school of journalism in the world. The school opened in 1908. The largest university research reactor in the United States is The Missouri Research Reactor Center, which is located in the MU Research Park.
The School consists of several colleges and schools that include College of Arts and Science, College of Education, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; School of Law, School of Medicine, College of Engineering, Graduate School, School of Journalism, Trulaske College of Business, Sinclair School of Nursing, College of Veterinary Medicine, School of Social Work, School of Music, School of Health Professions, School of Accountancy, College of Human Environmental Sciences, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs, and School of Natural Resources.
A few of the departments within the colleges and schools are the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Marketing, Department of Journalism Studies, Department of Agricultural Education, Department of Animal Science, and the Department of Biochemistry.
The University of Missouri-Columbia offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 280 degree programs. The University of Missouri-Columbia offers online degrees in undergraduate and graduate areas such as journalism, library science, nursing, education, architectural studies, and heath management and informatics.