A vibrant intellectual community 

Almost 1,000 students and 10,000 alumni strong, the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs provides an interdisciplinary educational environment for undergraduate and graduate students.  

Our outstanding faculty are published in the top journals in political science and public affairs and bring that expertise to the classroom. Their research projects provide outstanding opportunities for students to work in real and influential settings.  

Our History 

For more than 100 years, Mizzou has been providing excellent public service education. For the last 20 years, the Truman School has been at the forefront of the advancement of knowledge and practice of governance in Missouri, the nation, and beyond.  

We continue this legacy through informing public policy, educating for ethical leadership in public service, and fostering democratic discourse among citizens, policymakers, and scholars. 

Named for President Harry S. Truman, the Truman School looks to continue his legacy of commitment to public service.  

Our Future 

To accomplish this, we aim to educate the leaders of tomorrow. Our goal is to create a community of people who study different aspects of making the world a better place.  

Some students are international-focused. Others want to know what good they can do in their own communities. Whatever you are looking for, it’s all connected through the Truman School with a focus on improving policy, democracy, and government.  


Mizzou is committed to Diversity and Inclusion