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Biochemistry, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 5

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Undergraduate research required

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based9517171717
TOEFL Paper-based6205252NA52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Minimum GRE scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE Average scores > 60% Average scores > 60%

Ph.D. Prerequisites

The following entrance requirements must be met:

  • Mathematics through one year of calculus
  • Biological sciences (at least one course)
  • 1 year of physics
  • 1 year of organic chemistry (with a laboratory)
  • Biochemistry (lecture and laboratory)

Strongly Recommended Courses

  • Genetics (at least one course)
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Physical chemistry course with a calculus prerequisite

These prerequisites should have been met during the undergraduate curriculum. Recommended courses may be taken during the first year of the graduate program. Satisfactory completion of a qualifying exam is expected by the end of the first year and of a comprehensive examination by the end of the second academic year in graduate study.

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 Biochemistry Program

  • Three letters of reference. Submit through the Graduate Studies online application.
  • 500-word personal statement about your goals and experience. Submit through the Graduate Studies online application.
  • Official GRE scores. Submit using institution code 6875 and department code 0202.
  • Resume

Biological Engineering, Master of Science/Non-Thesis Option

100% Online On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: June 1 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 31 (Priority deadline: October 1)
Summer deadline: April 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.2 in the last 60 hours
  • BS from an accredited University or equivalent experience

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

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 Bioengineering Program

  • Statement of Purpose: 1 – 3 pages, describes your academic and career background and goals.
  • Resume or CV: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience.
  • Transcripts: Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the Academics section of your application.
  • Test Information: Upload GRE scores, TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international applicants) You may upload these in the Graduate Studies online application to expedite review of your application by the program.  Institution code: 6875
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendations section of the Graduate Studies online application.

Biological Engineering, Master of Science/Thesis Option

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: June 1 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 31 (Priority deadline: October 1)
Summer deadline: April 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.2 in the last 60 hours
  • BS from an accredited University or equivalent experience

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

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 Bioengineering Program

  • Statement of Purpose: 1 – 3 pages, describes your academic and career background and goals.
  • Resume or CV: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience.
  • Transcripts: Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the Academics section of your application.
  • Test Information: Upload GRE scores, TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international applicants) You may upload these in the Graduate Studies online application to expedite review of your application by the program.  Institution code: 6875
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendations section of the Graduate Studies online application.

Biological Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: June 1 (Priority deadline: January 1)
Spring deadline: October 31 (Priority deadline: October 1)
Summer deadline: April 1

  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • BS and MS from an accredited University or equivalent experience. In rare instances, an exceptional student will be allowed to study for the PhD without first completing an MS degree.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

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 Bioengineering Program

  • Statement of Purpose: 1 – 3 pages, describes your academic and career background and goals.
  • Resume or CV: Please make sure to include the month/year for the start and end dates of all work experience.
  • Transcripts: Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the Academics section of your application.
  • Test Information: Upload GRE scores, TOEFL/IELTS scores (for international applicants) You may upload these in the Graduate Studies online application to expedite review of your application by the program.  Institution code: 6875
  • Recommendation Letters: Three academic recommendations are required and must be submitted through the Recommendations section of the Graduate Studies online application.

Biological Sciences, Master of Arts

On Campus

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: December 1

The Division of Biological Sciences actively recruits outstanding graduate students from both national and international pools. Selected candidates are interviewed. The best are admitted to the division for graduate study. We are interested in evidence of critical qualitative characteristics including: undergraduate research experiences and presentation of research results; ability to face and overcome obstacles; exceptional motivation, work ethic, intellectual vitality, initiative, creativity, critical thinking ability and leadership ability.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based10017171717
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76666

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 Biological Sciences Program

  • Biological Sciences program application (built into the Graduate Studies application)
  • 3 Reference letters
  • Personal Statement
  • Statement of previous research or scholarly experience
  • Résumé

Biological Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: December 1

The Division of Biological Sciences actively recruits outstanding graduate students from both national and international pools. Selected candidates are interviewed. The best are admitted to the division for graduate study. We are interested in evidence of critical qualitative characteristics including: undergraduate research experiences and presentation of research results; ability to face and overcome obstacles; exceptional motivation, work ethic, intellectual vitality, initiative, creativity, critical thinking ability and leadership ability.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based10017171717
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76666

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 Biological Sciences Program

  • Biological Sciences program application (built into the Graduate Studies application)
  • 3 Reference letters
  • Personal Statement
  • Statement of previous research or scholarly experience
  • Résumé

Biomedical Sciences, Master of Science

On Campus

About the Program

MS program in Basic Biomedical Sciences provides in-depth training to prepare scientists in interdisciplinary basic research (molecular, cellular, organ and integrative). Departmental faculty members represent diverse Medical-related basic science disciplines that provide a unique opportunity for biomedical research training. Core courses include physiology, cell biology and an introduction to research methodology. The multidisciplinary focus of the program is also emphasized in the candidate’s MS program committee.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 5
Spring deadline: September 15
Summer deadline: January 5

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required prerequisite courses: Biology (10 hrs), Physics (3 hrs), Biochemistry (3 hrs), Chemistry (10 hrs), Calculus (3 hrs)

NOTE: The GRE requirement may be waived for applicants with an MD or DVM. Prerequisite courses may be completed during the master’s program.

Minimum GRE scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE3003.5

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based10017171717
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76666

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 Biomedical Sciences Program

  • Program-specific application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Letter of intent addressed to the Director of Graduate Studies. 500 words or more.
  • GRE scores
  • Copy of transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume (Optional)

Biomedical Sciences with Comparative Medicine Emphasis, Master of Science

On Campus

About the Program

This postdoctoral (post-DVM) program prepares graduates for careers in comparative medicine. This graduate program can be coupled with residency training and meet the requirements for eligibility for the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) certification examination.

Programmatic Strengths

  • The opportunity for comparative studies in a joint veterinary and human medical environment
  • The multidisciplinary nature of the faculty participating in the training program
  • The potential to couple training in research with residency training in laboratory animal medicine, comparative pathology, diagnostics, and training toward board certification
  • Strong research resources including AAALAC-accredited research animal facilities, a full-service, internationally-recognized research animal diagnostic laboratory, and NIH-funded research resource centers for mice, rats and swine
  • A long history of successful training in comparative medicine

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: N/A

  • DVM or equivalent from an accredited college of veterinary medicine or successful completion of the foreign equivalency examination and approval by the Comparative Medicine Program faculty.
  • Meet standards for admission to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

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 CMP Postdoctoral MS Program

  • Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts to the online application system. Applicants provide official transcripts if accepted by the academic program.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of career goals and interests
  • Graduate Record Examination Scores (if available)
  • Three letters of reference

Biomedical Sciences with Veterinary Sciences Emphasis, Master of Science

100% Online

About the Program

The University of Missouri, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, offers online graduate training leading to the Master of Science in Veterinary Sciences. The Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery does not offer the PhD degree, but this online Masters degree program can be precursor to a PhD program at MU or elsewhere.  The MS in Biomedical Sciences degree is NOT intended as a means to prepare for admission to a DVM program.

Admission Criteria

Application deadline: 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the term

  • This program accepts rolling admissions. It is recommended that completed applications are submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the term you plan to begin course work. This will allow the Office of Graduate Studies time to process your application.

Qualified Candidates:

  • Veterinarians (Graduates of an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine)
  • Veterinary Technologists (Graduates of an AVMA and regionally-accredited veterinary technician/technologist program with a baccalaureate degree)

For more information on this program, please visit the program website at http://biomedonline.missouri.edu/masters-degree-in-biomedical-sciences-emphasis-in-veterinary-medicine-and-surgery/.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

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 Veterinary Sciences Emphasis Program

  • GRE scores
  • Departmental Application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)

Biomedical Sciences with Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Emphasis, Master of Science

On Campus

About the Program

The College of Veterinary Medicine, through the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, offers graduate work leading to the master of science degree in veterinary biomedical sciences with an emphasis in veterinary medicine and surgery. In addition, faculty within the department offer supervision for doctoral and postdoctoral study and research. Many but not all graduate students in this area of study combine their graduate degree training with clinical residency programs leading to board certification in some specialty field within veterinary medicine.

Types of Study

The program provides advanced training in anesthesiology, comparative cardiology, equine, food animal and companion animal medicine and surgery, neurology, oncology, comparative ophthalmology, radiation oncology, radiology, nutrition, and theriogenology among other areas.

Admission Criteria (Campus Program)

Fall deadline: December 15
Spring deadline: September 15

  • Completion of a bachelor’s or professional degree
  • Identification of a mentor with graduate faculty standing within the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
  • Identification of funding (with advice of mentor) for the period of research and study

Minimum GRE score

Test Type Total Verbal Quantitative
GRE292146146
  • GRE is only required for applicants who are not employed in a MU VMS Veterinary Residency Program)
  • Minimum scores should be considered as guidelines not a guarantee of admission

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

The majority of MS students within our program are completing specialty residency training programs in some field of veterinary medicine simultaneously with the MS degree. Admission to these programs generally precedes admission to our graduate programs. The GRE requirement may be waived for exceptional students by the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Departmental Research and Graduate Studies Committee. Applicants may be asked to strengthen any deficiencies in prerequisites to the chosen area of concentration through enrollment in a post- or non-degree graduate student program.

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 Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Emphasis Program

  • GRE scores (Required for applicants who are not employed in a MU VMS Veterinary Resdiency program)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Biomedical Sciences with Pathobiology Emphasis, Master of Science

On Campus

About the Program

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers a master of science degree in biomedical sciences with a specialization in veterinary pathobiology and/or laboratory animal medicine, which is administered through the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology. The degree requires 30 credit hours of work including courses, seminars, research, and problems courses. The program includes research in a particular field and defense of a thesis which embodies the results of this work. Certain areas of emphasis require submission of a formal master’s thesis while others require preparation of a publishable manuscript.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: n/a

  • Minimum GRE score: GRE scores required
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0
  • Designated faculty mentor
  • Professional students with a DVM degree may be eligible to waive the GRE.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

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 Academic Program

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

Biomedical Sciences, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

About the Doctoral Degree Program

The Biomedical Sciences Area PhD is a multidisciplinary program that integrates molecular, cellular and systemic biology within the context of biomedical research. The program provides the student with the background to investigate questions relevant to the Medical sciences at the integrative, molecular or cellular level and to relate the findings to mammalian physiology. Training in both fundamental and state-of-the-art research methodologies help students develop the skills necessary for competitive biomedical research. The program is administered through the Department of Biomedical Sciences (College of Veterinary Medicine) that has research faculty representing a diversity of Medical-related basic science disciplines, including anatomy,biochemistry, histology, pathology, molecular biology, physiology, pharmacology and toxicology. The program offers a rich environment for graduate study and a unique opportunity for training scientists in comprehensive interdisciplinary research.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: January 5
Spring deadline: September 15
Summer deadline: January 5

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required prerequisite courses: Biology (10 hrs), Physics (3 hrs), Biochemistry (3 hrs), Chemistry (10 hrs), Calculus (3 hrs)

NOTE: The GRE requirement may be waived for applicants with an MD or DVM.

Minimum GRE scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE3003.5

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based10017171717
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76666

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 Biomedical Sciences Program

  • Program-specific application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Letter of intent addressed to the Director of Graduate Studies. 500 words or more.
  • GRE scores
  • Copy of transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume (Optional)

Biomedical Sciences, Dual Degrees

On Campus

About the Program

The Biomedical Sciences graduate programs enable veterinary medical students to pursue studies in the basic biomedical discipline of their choice for a PhD or MS degree while enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The program is designed to prepare students for advanced professional careers in universities and colleges, research institutes and industrial research.

With consent of the student’s graduate program committee, courses from the professional curriculum (which includes a major portion of the core curriculum) can be accepted toward the graduate degree.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: December 15
Spring deadline: September 15
Summer deadline: Not Applicable

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Required prerequisite courses: Biology (10 hrs), Physics (3 hrs), Biochemistry (3 hrs), Chemistry (10 hrs), Calculus (3 hrs)

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based10017171717
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76666

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative Analytical
GRE3003.5

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 Academic Program

  • Program-specific application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Letter of intent addressed to the Director of Graduate Studies. 500 words or more.
  • GRE scores
  • Copy of transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Black Studies, Minor

Requirements

A student must complete a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of approved coursework.

Three (3) of the fifteen (15) hours can be taken in Black Studies courses outside of the College of Arts and Science. At least six (6) of the fifteen (15) hours must be in courses numbered 2000 or above. At least three (3) of the fifteen (15) hours must be in a 3000-level course.

Minor courses at MU can count toward General Education Requirements.

Please complete the minor form.

  **If you encounter problems with the minor form, submit it and contact Mary Beth Brown at 573-882-6229 or 

Black Studies Program Website

Accountancy, Master of Accountancy (Online)

100% Online

Admission Criteria

  • Four-year accredited bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution
  • Competitive GMAT or GRE score
  • Must meet the accounting prerequisites listed below:
    • Accounting I and II
    • Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Cost and Managerial Accounting
    • Introduction to Taxation
  • Competitive undergraduate GPA
  • Applicants may be required to interview

Students will be admitted to the Online Master of Accountancy based on a variety of key qualifications. Evaluation criteria will include not only academic success (as represented by a student’s GPA), but also other factors such as professional work experience, leadership experience, and academic aptitude (as displayed by GMAT or GRE scores). Future job potential will be evaluated through interviews by a panel of faculty, staff, and alumni and alumnae representatives from the accounting profession. Additionally, student motivation and readiness will be assessed through review of their statement of objectives included in the application process.

Work experience may be considered in lieu of some admittance requirements. Additionally, students that are employed or otherwise financially supported by an employer (i.e. an accounting firm or corporation) may receive a waiver of some admittance requirements.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

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 Online MAcc Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • A resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international students)

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (Crosby MBA)

On Campus

About the Crosby MBA

Crosby MBA candidates come from all backgrounds, including science, engineering, liberal arts, journalism, business and health-related fields.  There are no prerequisite courses.  However previous courses in accounting, statistics and finance are helpful. Please  for online resources and classes to help you gain knowledge in these subject areas, if interested.  Our admission standards are high and the curriculum is rigorous.  The Crosby MBA program is AACSB accredited, nationally recognized and highly ranked by U.S. News America’s Best Office of Graduate Studiess, Forbes, Princeton Review, and The Wall Street Journal.

Admission requirements

Factors considered in the admissions decision include post-graduation work experience; professional internships and/or co-ops; leadership, community involvement and service; quality of undergraduate work (GPA) and rigor of coursework; competitive score on the GMAT or GRE and career focus and self-awareness demonstrated in question responses and interview.  A baccalaureate degree in any discipline from an accredited school is required.  Interviews by invitation will also be conducted. See the Crosby MBA website to apply.

International applicants to the Crosby MBA Program

Applications are similar to those for domestic students, but an international student whose native language is not English is required to present an acceptable score on either the TOEFL or the IELTS.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based9317172117
IELTS Academic7666.56

Arrange to have your official scores sent directly to the University of Missouri – code is 6875. Include your scores in the “Test Information” section of the Graduate Studies online application. Admitted international students are often encouraged to participate in the University’s Intensive English Program to strengthen their preparation for the MBA coursework.  Please visit the MU Office of Graduate Studies website for additional international applicant information, including the English Language testing requirement.

Deadlines for application to the Crosby MBA

Students can begin the MBA program in the Spring or Fall semester. Priority deadlines are as follows:

Spring Entry (Term beings in January)

  • October 15th– International Deadline
  • December 10th– Domestic Deadline

Fall Entry (Term begins in August)

  • May 15th– International Deadline
  • July 15th– Domestic Deadline

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 Crosby MBA Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Résumé
  • One letter of recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international students)

Please see our website for detailed instructions about how to complete the required Graduate Studies online application and how to submit the above documents.

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (Trulaske execMBA)

Requires Campus Visits

About the Trulaske execMBA Program

This innovative executive MBA is specifically designed for high achieving professionals seeking a first-rate MBA program that provides flexibility around their work schedules. Students earn the same renowned degree as the full-time MBA, but the program is specifically designed for executives. Combining face-to-face class time with online delivery for professionals with substantive experience, the 21-month Trulaske execMBA will connect you with peers, challenge you in relevant ways, and develop the mind- and skill-set to match today’s marketplace.

Admission requirements

All applicants to the Trulaske execMBA must have a minimum of 5 years of professional work experience, significant leadership experience, and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Other factors considered in admission include undergraduate GPA and a personal statement addressing criteria outlined on the execMBA website. GMAT and GRE scores, as well as letters of recommendation, will be accepted but are not required. Interviews are by invitation only.

International applicants to the Trulaske execMBA

Applications are similar to those for domestic students, but an international student whose native language is not English is required to present an acceptable score on either the TOEFL or the IELTS.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Arrange to have your official scores sent directly to the University of Missouri – code is 6875. Include your scores in the “Test Information” section of the Graduate Studies online application. Admitted international students are often encouraged to participate in the University’s Intensive English Program to strengthen their preparation for the MBA coursework.  Please visit the MU Office of Graduate Studies website for additional international applicant information, including the English Language testing requirement.

Deadlines for application to the Trulaske execMBA

The Trulaske execMBA Program has one start date each Fall. Application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Early bird deadline
March 1: First application round
May 1: Second application round
July 1: Final application deadline; rolling thereafter

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 execMBA Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Résumé (upload to your Graduate Studies online application)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • GMAT and/or GRE scores will be considered, but are not a requirement for admission
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international students)

Please see our website for detailed instructions about how to complete the application and submit these documents.

Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

About the Doctorate in Business Administration

The PhD program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as effective University researchers and teachers or for senior research positions in business or government. A primary objective of the program is to train PhD candidates to become proficient researchers. Therefore, course work involves research activities such as literature review and critique, theoretical modeling, research design, computer-assisted empirical analysis and preparation of proposals and research papers. Another objective is to train students to become high-quality teachers. PhD candidates are provided the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in their specialty area. In addition, students are expected to participate in national and regional academic conferences and are encouraged to work with faculty in developing individual research and teaching skills.

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Admission criteria

Fall deadline: February 1

  • Minimum GMAT score: Superior test scores
  • Outstanding performance in previous academic work
  • Maturity and potential required for making scholarly contributions to their field of interest

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Missouri State Law requires that students who have a teaching assistantship achieve a certain level of proficiency on an oral language assessment, https://gradstudies.missouri.edu/itap-program/.  All Trulaske College of Business students are assigned as teaching assistants for at least one year of their program. Students are required to achieve the required proficiency score in order to receive financial support by fulfilling that teaching assignment and maintain good standing in the program.

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 Doctorate in Business Administration Program

  • Resume/Vita
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GMAT scores
  • Statement by the applicant indicating the intended major area of study, career objectives and any other information deemed pertinent for consideration by the admissions committee

Finance, Master of Science

100% Online

NOTE: This program is blended. You may complete all course work online but a one-week international experience practicum is required. If a student is unable to travel due to immigration visa or other travel restrictions, an alternative international business elective would be taken in place of the international experience.

Admission Criteria

Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree from a college or University recognized by a regional accrediting agency in the U.S. and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the final 60 credit hours. Degrees from non-U.S. institutions must be recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education or Commission responsible for higher education in the country where the degree-granting institution is located. Please refer to the Office of Graduate Studies web page for all degree requirements.

Neither a GMAT nor a GRE score is required but will be considered if submitted. Factors considered in the admissions decision include the quality and rigor of undergraduate classwork, potential for graduate work in finance, and career focus. Evidence to support these factors include items such as the personal statement portion of the application, any internships or post-graduation work experience, community involvement and service, and an interview (if requested by the admissions committee).

Deadlines for application to the MS Finance

Students can begin the MS Finance program in any semester. During the Spring and Fall semester, they may also start mid-term and enroll in courses during the second eight week term.  The second eight week term typically begins in mid-March for the Spring semester and mid-October for the Fall semester. Duration of MS Finance courses is eight weeks (four weeks for 1½-credit courses), so entry is possible at mid-semester. Deadlines are as follows:

  • Spring: December 15 (February 15 for mid-term entry)
  • Summer: April 1
  • Fall: July 15 (September 15 for mid-term entry)

International applicants to the MS Finance Program

Applications are similar to those for domestic students, but an international student whose native language is not English is required to present an acceptable score on either the TOEFL or the IELTS. Please note that because the program can be completed fully online, immigration documents will not be issued. International students will be limited to online courses unless they have a current visa that allows them to study in the United States.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5705252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

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 Finance Program

  • Trulaske Graduate Application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Résumé
  • One letter of recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE scores (optional)
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international students)

Please see our website for detailed instructions about the program and how to complete the application.

Marketing Analytics, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description: The educational objective of the proposed Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics is to enhance the value of the MBA degree that the recipients of the certificate earn in the Crosby MBA Program and to help the students build their credentials in the job market. The certificate is focused on the development, implementation, and delivery of data-driven solutions that assist in marketing strategies, tasks, and decisions.

Certificate web site:
https://business.missouri.edu/programs-and-admissions/crosby-mba/academics/concentrations/marketing-analytics

For information about certificate, contact:
Mizzou’s Trulaske College of Business

Email:   trulaskemasters@missouri.edu
Phone:  (573) 882-2750
Address:  Mizzou’s Trulaske College of Busines, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Statistics, Master of Arts

On Campus

The program offer a Master of Arts in Statistics, with emphasis areas in Biostatistics and Data Analytics.

Admission Criteria

Application Deadline

  • Fall deadline for regular MA track: January 15
  • Fall deadline for applied MA track: March 30
  • Spring deadline: October 15

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in math and statistics courses to enter master’s program
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or University in related area
  • Undergraduate courses in statistics are recommended but not required. Consideration also is given to rank in graduating class, trends in grade records, maturity and experience, and other criteria bearing on qualifications.
  • Before entering the graduate program, a student should have a background that includes three semesters of calculus (or equivalent), one semester of matrix theory, and at least one post-calculus course in probability and statistics. Some required courses at the 7000 level not taken as an undergraduate may be taken for graduate credit as part of the graduate program.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Application Process

  • New applicants: Complete the Graduate Studies online application and upload the required application materials to the online application.
  • Current MU graduate students: Complete the Change of Program Form and Statistics Department Graduate Application Form.  Submit the forms directly to the Statistics program along with the required application materials.

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 Statistics Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation (use departmental form or submit through the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE score report
  • TOEFL or IELTS for international applicants

Data Science and Analytics, Master of Science

Requires Campus Visits

The program offers a Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics with emphasis areas in Biotechnology, High Performance Computing, Human Centered Science Design or Strategic Communications and Data Journalism.

Admission Criteria

Fall deadline: April 19

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

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 Data Science and Analytics Program

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest