You may begin your application for graduate study by going to the graduate
school Web site to complete the formal University application. You may also
use this Web site to provide most of the supplementary documentation described
below. It is not necessary to submit a paper copy to the division.
School at MU: includes the online application and information on
general admissions requirements and international applicants.
You will be required to submit the following:
- Three letters of reference from people who can comment on your ability
to succeed in graduate school.
- A brief resume (one to two pages).
- A clearly written, one- to two-page motivation statement that outlines your
educational and career goals.
- Copies of transcripts can be submitted for review.
Next, order the following supporting documents:
- Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. The Division of Plant Sciences department code with ETS for the GRE is 0112. There is no minimum GRE score. The GRE is required for some scholarship opportunities such as the MU Life Science Fellowship Program. For admission into our program, it is preferred but not an absolute requirement.
- Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, if you
are from a country where English is not an official language. The Division of Plant Sciences department code with ETS for the TOEFL is 31. The minimum internet based score is 61 and the minimum paper based score is 500.
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work will be required upon acceptance.
Students who complete graduate study in the Division of Plant Sciences receive a degree in Plant, Insect and Microbial Sciences with a specialty in one of five Graduate Program Areas. We'd like to match you with a potential adviser as early in the application process as possible. Now is the time to contact individual faculty advisers about their research programs in your area of interest.
Applications received by Jan. 15 of each year will receive the greatest consideration. Applications will also be considered throughout the year depending on availability of assistantship funding.