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The University of Missouri offers health insurance for qualified, full-time graduate students.  The Graduate School provides information and guidance on medical insurance for graduate students.

Edward Buckler, Ph.D.

Research Geneticist, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health

Portrait of Edward Buckler

“The PhD program in biological sciences did a tremendous job of giving me the flexibility to put together a program that combined evolution, archaeology, and corn genetics. This broad training by experts in the world in each of these topics has allowed me to develop a unique perspective that has been invaluable to my current success.”

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Above average in time to complete a doctorate degree

Median years required to complete a doctorate in the Division of Biological Sciences is 5.4 years, well below the national average of 6.9 years in the life sciences (March 2010; Council of Graduate Schools).

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