Many of our academic programs hold visit weekends in the spring before the acceptance-of-offer deadline.
If you have not received information about visiting your degree program, ask the program’s director of graduate studies.
This assures other talented students may be admitted if you decline.
As a member of the Council of Graduate Schools, prospective students who have been offered financial support have until April 15 to finalize acceptance of financial support offers. No University should put pressure on accepted students to accept an offer of financial support prior to the April 15 deadline.
Contact the Office of Graduate Studies if you experience any undue pressure to accept a financial offer prior to the deadline.
Housing in Columbia
It can be difficult to find suitable housing in August, so begin your search in May or June. If interested in living on campus, the University has some campus housing available to graduate students.
University employment databases contain job postings for faculty and staff, health-related professions, and students. Faculty and staff positions may be available at six other nearby universities and colleges. Local job postings may be found on the city’s HR site or in the Columbia Daily Tribune and the Missourian. The state capitol is only a half hour’s drive and provides additional state and federal job opportunities. See the State of Missouri and federal government sites for their job search engines.
If you qualify for an insurance subsidy and have questions, contact coordinator Karen Gruen or visit 210 Jesse Hall.
Insurance for children and spouses is also available. Fees are paid by semester.
To locate required texts, go to the online locator and search by course and semester. If you have a qualifying assistantship, you may be eligible for a 10% discount on many items in the bookstore.
It is held the week before classes begin and you should register in advance. International Teaching Assistants are required to attend a specific teaching orientation called ONITA.
There you can receive G.I. Bill information and certification for eligible veterans, dependents, and vocational rehabilitation veterans. The office also furnishes information on military service educational assistance programs.