Public university in the Midwest for 18 years running (U.S. News & World Report)
One out of five Truman undergraduates is pursuing serious research in any given year. These independent projects give you the opportunity to focus intensely on a particular area of interest that might not be covered in depth in your classes. You’ll also learn how to collaborate with faculty members and fellow researchers while developing an idea from start to finish.
The opportunity to discover connections across a wide range of endeavors is one of the hallmarks of a Truman education, and we support those efforts and curiosity through funding opportunities as well as programs such as TruScholars and McNair.
Recent student research projects have focused on the influence of chicken habitats on the nutritional value of their eggs, European and American supernatural balladry, the relationship between social anxiety and social success, and the search for pulsating stars in eclipsing binary star systems.
"My favorite aspect of Truman is the sense of community. I love knowing so many people around campus and having so many great opportunities that I might not have at a larger university."
– Neva S., Creative Writing Major, Theatre Minor