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The Office of Graduate Studies is dedicated to enhancing the intellectual stimulation that comes from a diverse campus community. In keeping with this aim, our office has established several diversity and inclusion initiatives. One such effort is the TigerView campus visitation program. Prospective graduate students with a serious interest in pursuing a degree at Mizzou should apply to participate. TigerView is held in the fall semester of every academic year. Contact the Director of the Center for Inclusive Excellence within the Office of Graduate Studies for more information about the application process: Raquel Arouca, Ph.D. (

View current 2018 visit schedule


What TigerView Can Do for You

  • Learn about the opportunities for research and academic growth available to students at MU, a leading research university
  • Network with current faculty, administrators, graduate students and contacts in your program of interest
  • Receive information about the admissions process and funding sources and opportunities
  • Participate in social activities and lab tours, presentations, and workshops regarding essential components of graduate education

2018 TigerView Application Deadline is August 31, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time.

Program dates: October 7-10, 2018. Travel dates are October 7 and 10.

Program’s events are on October 8-9, 2018.

Who Are We Looking For?

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents attending a U.S. college or university
  • Members of racial or ethnic groups that are underrepresented in graduate education (Black/African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Pacific Islander) and/or first generation college students, including those who participated in a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program or Student Support Services Program, are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Students who have a genuine interest in research and plan to enter a master’s or doctoral degree program the upcoming fall semester following the TigerView program (i.e. rising seniors, master’s students, or individuals not currently enrolled who have already earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree)
  • Strong academic record
  • Interest in one of MU’s graduate programs
Program space is limited, so the Office of Graduate Studies particularly seeks to invite students who will contribute to TigerView, and eventually the University community, through their informed perspective gained by participating in the program.

Travel Award

All costs associated with official events of the weekend (travel, lodging, meals, all scheduled activities) are paid by the Office of Graduate Studies.
Access the online application form at:
Application Instructions:
  • You will be redirected to the Office of Graduate Studies graduate application portal, where you will be instructed to create an account.
  • Once you create an account, you will receive an automatic email from the University of Missouri Office of Graduate Studies with a temporary passcode.
  • After following the link and entering your passcode, you will be able to create a permanent password.
  • Then, you will receive a prompt asking you to select the application you would like to access. Select “TigerView Program” and click “open application.”
  • From here, you will be directed to the application instruction page for the TigerView Program.
At least one Letter of Recommendation:

Please enter the contact information of individuals who can evaluate your ability, experience, and potential for graduate study. Please ensure that those providing your recommendations submit both the recommendation form and a letter.  Your recommendation letter writers will receive an email notification to fill out your requested letter of recommendation.

Upload the following documents:
  • Official or Unofficial Academic Transcript(s): Obtain a copy of your academic transcript(s). This can be an unofficial copy.
  • Statement of Intent: Describe in 500 words or less what makes you a strong candidate for graduate study in your area of interest, including your academic and career goals, how your academic and research experiences have prepared you for graduate study, and your graduate degree area of interest.
  • Resumé or CV