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.
Stacy Small, Ph.D.
Conservation Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
“I am committed to protecting native biodiversity in the Americas. Working with world-class avian ecologists at the University of Missouri, I developed the analytical and communication skills I needed for a successful career in wildlife conservation.”
Among the best teachers at MU
The teaching excellence of ten professors in the Division of Biological Sciences have been recognized with receipt of the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, the most prestigious teaching award bestowed by the University of Missouri.