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Emerge Graduate Diversity Initiatives 

Emerge 2013 Photo

The Mizzou Office of Graduate Studies is dedicated to providing the intellectual stimulation that comes from a diverse campus community, which ultimately contributes to a higher level of informed academic inquiry at the University and beyond. In keeping with these aims, we have established the Emerge Program which houses initiatives designed to enhance graduate diversity and inclusion at Mizzou.

One such effort is our Emerge Life Sciences campus visitation program, Tigerview. We invite prospective graduate students with a serious interest in pursuing a graduate degree in the Life Sciences at Mizzou to apply to participate in Tigerview, held October 4-7, 2015. 

What Tigerview Can Do for You

  • Learn about the opportunities for research and academic growth available to students at MU, a leading research university
  • Network with current faculty, administrators, graduate students and contacts in your program of interest
  • Collect information about the admissions process and funding sources and opportunities
  • Participate in lab tours, scientific presentations, workshops regarding essential graduate school components and social activities

Who Are We Looking For?

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents attending a U.S. college or university
  • Members of racial or ethnic groups that are under-represented in graduate education (Black/African-American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Pacific Islander) and/or students who participated in a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program or Student Support Services Program are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Students who have a genuine interest in research and plans to enter a doctoral degree program the Fall of 2016 (i.e. Rising seniors, Master’s students or individuals not currently enrolled who have already earned a BS/BS or MS/MA)
  • Strong academic record
  • Interest in one of MU’s Life Sciences graduate programs

Program space is limited, so the Office of Graduate Studies particularly seeks to invite students who will contribute to Tigerview, and eventually the University community, through their informed perspective gained by participating in the program.

Travel Award

All costs associated with official events of the weekend (travel, lodging, meals, all scheduled activities) are paid by the Office of Graduate Studies.

How to Apply

Interested eligible individuals should

1. Access the on-line application form at:

2. At least one Letter of Recommendation: Please enter the contact information of individuals who can evaluate your ability, experience, and potential for graduate study. Please ensure that those providing your recommendations submit both the recommendation form and a letter.  All recommendation materials should be submitted to the following e-mail address:

You may download the recommendation form here: MU Tigerview Recommendation 

3. Upload the following documents:

  • Official or Unofficial Academic Transcript(s): Obtain a copy of your academic transcript(s). This can be an unofficial copy. 
  • Statement of Intent: Describe in 500 words or less what makes you a strong candidate for graduate study in your area of interest, including: your academic and career goals; how your academic and research experiences have prepared you for graduate study; and your graduate degree area of interest.
  • Resume’ or CV 

4. Applications will be accepted through September 11, 2015.

Below you will find links to participating departments and faculty page  

Animal Sciences 




Biological Sciences

Biomedical Sciences


Exercise Physiology

Food Sciences

Genetics Area Program

Medical Pharmacology and Physiology

Molecular Pathogenesis Therapeutics


Nutrition Area Program

Pathobiology Area Program

Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Plant, Insects and Microbial Sciences