Applications for graduate degree admissions are due yearly on the second Friday of January for Fall semester matriculation. Applications are not reviewed at other times. The Director of Graduate Studies will notify applicants about the status of their applications in late January or early February.
Submit via the online application to the University of Missouri Graduate Studies:
- All documents required by the MU Graduate Studies and Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, such as transcripts, GRE scores (Pathology or Anatomy), TOEFL or IELTS scores (code 6875, if required). Although the MU Graduate Studies does not require GRE scores, these scores are required for programs within PAS.
- Statement of purpose
- Letters of recommendation
- 3 letters of recommendation are required. Provide these names and contact information for each in the "Recommendation Provider List."
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- At least one writing sample (e.g., publications, proposals, upper-level course term papers, thesis, etc.)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Should I send my application documents to the Department and/or to the Graduate School?
All documents should be sent only to the Graduate Studies through the online application system. Approved documents will then be forwarded automatically to the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences.
- Are GRE scores required?
GRE scores (general test only) are required of all applicants. MCAT or USMLE scores cannot be accepted as a substitute for GRE scores.
- What is the minimum requirement for GRE scores?
The full application package is considered when evaluating each applicant. Although GRE scores are one metric, the admissions committee also takes into account GPAs, research experience, and letters of recommendation. The admissions committee has no fixed minimum GRE score, although most successful applicants have verbal and quantitative GRE scores above 60%.
- What are the procedures for international applicants?
In addition to Departmental requirements for each degree option, Graduate Studies at the University of Missouri has additional requirements for international applicants. These requirements include English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS scores) and financial support documentation. Non-native English speakers must score a 500 on the paper-based TOEFL or 61 on the Internet-based test and the Academic IELTS must be a 5.5 or higher. Native English speakers are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years beyond the test date.