Graduate Programs

Graduate education is all about taking the next step

When you pursue a master’s degree at Truman, you benefit from our reputation as one of the best master’s universities in the nation.

More than an exceptional education, we design an experience customized to fit your needs. Small classes with a high level of personal attention result in a more engaged learning experience that few other schools can offer. What makes Truman so unique is the superb individual mentoring you receive from faculty members who help guide your professional growth.

As a graduate student at Truman, you forge your own path by participating in assistantships, fellowships, and one-on-one research.

Let us help you take your next step to becoming a graduate student at Truman State University.

Washington Monthly Ranks Truman Among Top Master's Universities


Ranked as One of the Nation’s Best Master’s Universities

On a list dominated by coastal schools, Truman is the only public university in Missouri and the neighboring eight states to be included in the Washington Monthly’s top 50 of the master’s universities category.

Truman is the only Missouri public school to be included on the entire list, which ranks 150 institutions. This marks the sixth year in a row Truman has been included in the top 10.

Sienna Pace
I am in the Communication Disorders graduate program at Truman. During my time here, I have been able to serve multiple individuals of a variety of ages in the Truman State University Speech and Hearing Clinic. I have also had the opportunity to study abroad with my department in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where we provided hearing and speech screenings to children in orphanages, a school and daycare for children with disabilities. After graduation I plan to return home to Lincoln, Nebraska, where I would like to work as a speech therapist in a school setting. As an out-of-state student, this scholarship really helps me out!
Sienna P., Recipient of the Holman Family Graduate Student Scholarship