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Application Deadline: December 1

Before applying, prospective graduate students are encouraged to review and be familiar with our graduate program of study, the research strengths of the Division of Biological Sciences, our faculty members, and our course offerings on myZou. In addition, you should contact the faculty member in whose lab you are interested in working, especially if you are applying as an international student.


Application Materials: To apply to do your graduate studies in the Division of Biological Sciences, you will need to complete and submit MU’s Graduate Application, which will include supplying the following:

1. Official transcripts from each college or university that you have attended.

2. Two essays. Please read these ESSAY INSTRUCTIONS for additional information about these two essays.

    • Essay 1 describes your previous research experience and how it has influenced the topic(s) you are interested in pursuing for your graduate education. Please use this ESSAY 1 TEMPLATE to prepare Essay 1.
    • Essay 2 discusses why you are interested in pursuing a graduate education.

3. Names and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to write letters of recommendation, preferably those who can comment on your potential for success in graduate work and as a teaching assistant.

4. If coming from an institution in which the primary language is not English, the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Application Fee Waiver: To find out if you are eligible for an application fee waiver, you should send an email with the subject line “Application Fee Waiver Request” to Breanne Meyer prior to completing MU’s Graduate Application.

Select candidates will be invited for an on-campus interview. Admission decisions will be made based on the interview and the applicant’s record.


For More Information

Breanne Meyer
Student Support Specialist 1
MeyerBM@missouri.edu
Phone: 573-882-1847 or (800) 553-5698