Students interested in the study of Evolutionary and/or Integrative Anatomy (IA) may apply specifically to this focus area within the Pathobiology Area Program. Our graduate training emphasizes a flexible interdisciplinary approach to the education of doctoral students, with a current and growing core of closely-knit faculty in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
The University of Missouri (MU) is unique in affording access to a wide variety of resources on the same campus, some of which include the School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine and Bond Life Sciences Center. This proximity facilitates access to exceptionally diverse and cutting-edge resources, with myriad cross-disciplinary opportunities for translational and evolutionary research and education.
In combination with the technical and theoretical proficiency of IA faculty, we capitalize on emerging approaches from allied programs in pathobiology and the life sciences. Campus-wide, there are numerous faculty and student groups with exciting research interests that complement those of IA. If you are interested in obtaining a PhD in Integrative Anatomy, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies before applying online.
Integrative Anatomy PhD students are required to complete the minimum requirements of the MU Graduate Studies. These include 72 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate degree, including research and readings credits, to be approved by the doctoral advisor. Up to 30 hours of post-baccalaureate credit from an accredited institution may be transferred toward the doctoral degree. Further details are available online from the MU Graduate School. They also take courses in human gross anatomy, evolutionary biology, evolutionary morphology, statistics, and the ethical conduct of research, as well as participating in journal club, outreach activities, and teaching. Students must pass comprehensive exams and defend a research proposal, and must complete and defend a written dissertation.
- Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Transcripts
- Letters of recommendation: 3 required
- Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Curriculum vitae (or résumé)
How to Apply
See the application requirements/process.
See the kinds of projects in which the faculty members in the integrative anatomy focus are involved.