COVID-19 Admissions Update

The admissions committee highly encourages Mizzou Med applicants to keep all required coursework as a letter grade. However, if this is not an option at your institution, applicants will not be penalized for taking our required coursework as pass/fail for the Spring 2021 semester only.

The admissions committee is aware that applications for entering class 2022 and beyond could look different than in the past due to limited volunteer, shadowing, and direct-patient care experiences brought on by the pandemic. We still encourage students to do the best they can to get these experiences among other things to be a competitive applicant.

Application Overview

Primary Application

MD, MD-PhD, and Early Decision candidates for admission to the MU School of Medicine should apply through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for an AMCAS application fee waiver. The deadline to submit the AMCAS application is October 15, 2022.

Secondary Application

In-State applicants that meet our minimum requirements will receive a secondary application to complete. Non-Missouri residents who meet our out-of-state academic requirements will be invited to submit a preliminary Out-Of-State Form to determine if a secondary application will be offered.

The secondary application fee is $75; however, we will waive the payment if the applicant is a recipient of the Fee Assistance Program waiver through AMCAS. The deadline to submit our secondary application and any supplemental materials is November 15, 2022.

If you have questions about your application status, please do not hesitate to email us at


The MU School of Medicine receives more than 3,000 applications every year. After an initial screening, applicants who are seriously being considered are invited for interviews. In general, applicants to the MD-PhD program will have a medical school interview and separate graduate school interviews.

The School of Medicine plans to offer 400 interview slots for the entering class of 2023. It is possible that more slots may be available; however, applicants are strongly advised to complete their applications early. Consideration for interview slots will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received.

At this time, we are planning to conduct virtual interviews for the 2023 cycle. Students who are offered interviews will receive information about how to connect and prepare for their interview day from the Admissions Office.

MD and MD-PhD Admission Timeline to Enter Class of 2023

  • Receipt of AMCAS application: October 15, 2022
  • Receipt of secondary materials: November 15, 2022
  • Interviews (by invitation only): October 2022 through March 2023
  • Final notice of acceptance: By March 15, 2023

Early Decision Program Admission Timeline to Enter Class of 2023

The School of Medicine participates in the AMCAS Early Decision Program. Candidates may apply to only one school and, if accepted through the program, must attend that school. Those not accepted through the early decision program may then apply to the University of Missouri and other schools as a regular admissions candidate.

Early Decision Timeline for Application/Acceptance for entering in 2023:

  • Receipt of AMCAS application: August 1, 2022
  • Receipt of secondary application and materials: September 1, 2022
  • Interviews (by invitation only): Late September 2022
  • Notice of acceptance: October 1, 2022


Interview Day

An invitation to interview at the University of Missouri School for Medicine is an indication of your initial impression on the admissions committee. It is quite an accomplishment. This is an opportunity to see if the MU School of Medicine is as right for you as we think you might be for us.

Your interview day is planned so that you have the opportunity to mingle with other applicants, chat with current students and ask questions about what it is like to be a medical student at Mizzou.

Interviews take place Mondays through Wednesdays most weeks. Admissions require at least two one-on-one interviews with Admissions Committee members.

Interview Timeframes

  • Early Decision program applicants - Late September
  • MD applicants - October through March
  • MD-PhD applicants - January

Sample Interview Schedule

  • 11:00 a.m. - Meet the Admissions Representative
  • 11:30 a.m. - Meet the Financial Aid Coordinator
  • 12:00 p.m. - Ambassador Panel
  • 1:15 p.m. - Interview with Admissions Committee Member
  • 2:15 p.m. - Interview with Admissions Committee Member
  • 3:00 p.m. - Clinical Campus Overview
  • 3:30 p.m. - Interview Day Concludes

Applicants to the Tom and Anne Smith MD-PhD Program will have additional separate interviews for the program and graduate school. Please contact the program office at for more information.