Graduate students have many opportunities to develop special skills in the career paths they choose. Students interested in pursuing a career in academia can participate in the Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship Program, where they can choose courses from the College of Education and have the opportunity to co-teach engineering courses and write proposals. Additionally, MU promotes technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Students can participate in many programs such as the student angel group and they can pursue a graduate certificate in Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship. MU ranked in the Top 100 of Worldwide Universities in the number of U.S. Utility Patents granted in 2015. MU graduate students have gone on to become faculty at academic institutions in the US and around the world, have start-up companies as successful entrepreneurs, and work for leading companies including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, PepsiCo, Amazon, and Google.
Graduate Research at MU
- The University of Missouri is a Tier I research institution and one of only 60 public and private universities to hold membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.
- Interdisciplinary research is the heart of the campus. MU is one of only a handful of universities that has colleges of engineering, medicine, nursing, agriculture, law, veterinary medicine, business and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.
- Faculty research is funded by many federal agencies including the NIH, NSF, DoD and DoE as well as multiple private and public companies.
- Our award-winning faculty boast numerous professional awards including NSF CAREER awards and are fellows in many prestigious societies such as the BMES, ASEE, NAI, AIMBE, NSSA, AAAS, ASME, IEEE, ACM and more.
- Faculty have been successful in being awarded NIH T32 and NSF REU training grants
- Most recently, a collaboration between the College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine resulted in a five-year, $1.5 million T32 in health informatics.
- MU is one of just 16 universities in the U.S. to be awarded a Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Partnership, the purpose of which is turning biomedical discoveries into products that improve patient care.
- The program has led to opportunities for student engagement in the community via the formation of 13 faculty-led startup companies, four technologies licensed to established companies, and $1.6 million in VC/angel investment
- The program recently received a $4 million pledged funding boost from MU to continue the program for an additional five years