Prospective graduate students are encouraged to review and be familiar with our graduate program of study, the research strengths of the Division, our faculty members, and our course offerings on myZou.
Students also are strongly encouraged to make contact with the doctoral faculty with whom they may wish to work before applying. This is particularly important for international applicants.
To apply to the Division for graduate school, complete and submit the Division of Biological Sciences online application by December 15.
Select candidates are interviewed, and offers for graduate study are made based on the interview and the applicant’s record.
For More Information
Students should contact Nila Emerich, Graduate Studies Coordinator, at EmerichN@missouri.edu or 573-882-1847 or toll-free at (800) 553-5698 for general questions about our graduate studies program and assistance submitting the application.
Sharon Austin Keister
BA, Zoology, 1961
“In 2015, Sharon Austin Keister and her husband, Richard Keister, established the Richard F. & Sharon A. Keister Faculty Enhancement Endowment in the College of Arts & Sciences.”
Birthplace of the phage display technology
Invented by Dr. George Smith in 1985, phage-display technology is a method for the study of protein-protein, protein-peptide, and protein-DNA interactions that uses bacteriophages to connect proteins with the genetic information that encodes them. The method is now widely used in the medical biotechnology field, especially in the area of antibody/antigen interactions and drug discovery.