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Master of Science in Physics & Astronomy

Admission Criteria

For full consideration, applications should be received before March 1st. 

  • Minimum GRE score: none set

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 Physics and Astronomy Program

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

  • Official GRE score reports (required). Submit using institution code 6875 and department code 0808.
  • The results of the GRE Advanced Physics Test, if available (not mandatory, but strongly recommended)
  • International applicants: If your first language is not English, submit your official TOEFL scores using institution code 6875 and department code 76.
  • A statement of purpose, in which you tell us a bit about yourself (e.g. your motivations, career goals, and research interests, and why you chose to apply at the University of Missouri)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A resume/CV
  • Your official transcripts

Admission Contact Information

Dr. Paul Miceli
223 Physics Building
Columbia, MO 65211