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Doctorate inĀ Informatics

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: The deadline for fall admission is March 1. However, to be considered for departmental and Graduate School fellowships and assistantships, applications should be submitted by January 15.

  • Preferred GPA: 3.3 out of 4.0
  • Sufficient background and training to pursue advanced degree in informatics

Preferred GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative Analytical
Prior to August 1, 2011 1200 3.5-4.0
On or after August 1, 2011 307 3.5-4.0


Preferred GMAT Score

Test Type Overall Score
GMAT 570

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 90 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 577 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

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 Informatics Program

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose, which should include a summary of why you are interested in pursuing an advanced informatics degree, a brief description of your previous research experiences, the specific area of informatics you are interested in pursuing, and your future career goals and plans in the informatics field.
  • GRE/GMAT scores 
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores for international applicants, if required.
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or supervisors who can evaluate the applicant’s credentials and potential to become successful in the area of informatics.
  • A scanned copy of transcripts from each postsecondary institution.
  • Optional documents: applicants are encouraged to submit representative publications in informatics, if available.

Admission Contact Information

MUII Staff
241 Engineering Building West
Columbia, MO 65211-2060
573-884-8709 (fax)
MU Informatics Institute (MUII) website