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Doctorate in Natural Resources, emphasis in Forestry

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: May 15
Spring deadline: October 15
Summer deadline: March 15

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • Particular attention is given to the record of the last 2 years of undergraduate study, and/or the type and quality of professional experience since completion of the undergraduate degree. Doctoral candidates must demonstrate a higher level of achievement in each of these criteria.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative*
Prior to August 1, 2011 1100
On or after August 1, 2011 300

* 50th percentile or higher preferred in each category.

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 Forestry Program

All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate Studies online application system.

  • 3 letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to evaluate scholarly capacity and professional qualities
  • Statement of purpose (an explanation/essay of your academic and career background and goals) 
  • GRE scores
  • Résumé 
  • Sample publication (optional)

Also, submit via email the Forestry Graduate Application (PDF) directly to the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Forestry:

Admission contact information

Dr. Hong He
203 ABNR Bldg.
Columbia, MO 65211