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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 University of Missouri’s Graduate 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.

Marissa Ahlering

Prairie Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy

Marissa Ahlering

“Grassland conservation is a passion of mine. The training I received from the faculty in the Division of Biological Sciences and the experiences I gained during my time as a graduate and post-doctoral student allowed me to turn my passion into a career.”

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Among the University of Missouri System’s most prestigious professors

Five professors in the Division of Biological Sciences have been appointed Curators’ Professors by the Board of Curators, one of the highest honors accorded by the University System.

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