Graduate Student Organizations

Graduate Student Organizations

Three organizations help graduate students connect with one another at the school and on campus for professional development, special programs and scholarly collaborations.

Journalism Graduate Student Association (JGSA)

Every graduate student automatically becomes a member of the Journalism Graduate Student Association (JGSA) upon enrolling in the School of Journalism. The purpose of the organization is to help journalism graduate students gain the most from their education. The group focuses on improving communication between and among graduate students, faculty and staff. It strives to help students gain information about journalism and to promote the profession of journalism and to help orient new graduate students to the school. The association’s officers are elected by the student body on an annual basis, usually in the spring. JGSA posts notice of meetings and special events via the master’s student listserv.

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The Graduate Student Association is a student run organization whose mission is to champion the needs and interests of the graduate students at the University of Missouri. The Graduate Student Association seeks to pursue the following:

  • Represent graduate student interests to the graduate faculty and administration.
  • Support graduate students on a departmental level through allocating available funds and making funds for programming.
  • To support special projects and programs.
  • To enhance the academic pursuits of graduate students.
  • To organize social events.

Graduate and Professional Council (GPC)

The Graduate Professional Council is the official student government for all graduate, professional and post-baccalaureate students. Since 1982, it has represented all the departments of the MU Graduate School and the schools of business and public administration, law, medicine and veterinary medicine. GPC is the voice of graduate/professional students to many of the important decision-making bodies of the university, including the UM Board of Curators and numerous faculty committees. Another function is the development of events such as the research and creative activities forum to showcase the innovations and talents of the graduate and professional students at the university. GPC also sponsors social events to give you the opportunity to meet your fellow graduate professional students.