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Doctorate in Genetics Area Program

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: January 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One or more courses in each of the following: organic chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics (calculus and statistics), physics, introductory genetics
  • Research experience highly desirable
  • Broad background in biology

Note: Deficiencies in the subjects listed can be remedied after admission.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 93 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 580 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Minimum GRE scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative Analytical
Prior to August 1, 2011 1100 4.5
On or after August 1, 2011 302 4.5

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Genetics Area Program

  • Genetics Area Program application (download  form from website)
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (use provided form)
  • Personal statement

Admission Contact Information

Genetics Area Program
241 Engineering West
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-9007
877-GENE-PHD (877-436-3743)
gap@missouri.edu
Genetics website