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Pathobiology Area Program Doctorate (PhD)

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: n/a

  • Minimum GRE score: GRE scores are required for most applicants (See professional students below). There is no minimum score for acceptance, but the committee uses GRE scores as an evaluative tool for admissions
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • Designated faculty mentor
  • Professional students with a DVM degree who had successfully completed graduate-level course work at a College or University within the United States may be eligible to waive the GRE. A qualifying examination administered by the doctoral committee may be required for admittance.

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

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 Pathobiology Area Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation (can be submitted through the Graduate Studies online application as well)
  • GRE scores (required)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letter of support from mentor
  • Resume or CV

Admission Contact Information

Marie Schlup
schlupm@missouri.edu 
201 A Connaway Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-6550