Before applying, all prospective graduate students should review and be familiar with our graduate program of study, our course offerings on myZou, the research strengths of the Division, and our faculty members.
Students 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.
Select candidates are interviewed, and the best are admitted to the Division for graduate study.
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Students may use the Graduate Student Information Request Form for assistance with general questions about our graduate studies program.
Supriya Srinivasan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute
“As a graduate student at MU, I learnt how to ask important questions in science, design and conduct experiments, and present the findings to both scientific and lay audiences. My training was invaluable in acquiring a measure of scientific judgement and in becoming a lifelong lover of science.”
Among the best herpetologists
The 2011 Fitch Award for Excellence in Herpetology from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists was bestowed upon Dr. Ray Semlitsch, a Curators’ professor in the Division of Biological Sciences. This honor recognizes individuals who have demonstrated long-term excellence in the study of amphibian and/or reptile biology.