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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 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.

Kate Hertweck, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center

Dr. Kate Hertweck

“My graduate career at MU provided access to the resources necessary for me to experience a breadth of experimental and theoretical approaches. Interactions with a variety of scientists from different departments and topic areas allowed me to embrace cutting-edge research, and equipped me well to land my dream postdoc at an evolutionary biology synthesis center.”

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Among the most prestigious academic honor society

In 2015, 16 seniors and 4 juniors from the Division of Biological Sciences were invited to join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States.

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