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*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

About the Program

Agroforestry, as a farming system that integrates crops and/or livestock with trees and shrubs, has a long history of interdisciplinary research at the University of Missouri. The interdisciplinary emphasis area capitalizes on existing agroforestry research collaborations across The School of Natural Resources (SNR) departments in building an academic program that could attract and serve quality graduate students from Missouri, the nation and the world. The agroforestry emphasis area offers both a thesis and non-thesis option. The program also offers an online option designed for professionals working in natural resources around the globe who already have an undergraduate degree in a related field. Please visit the online webpage for more information.

Application Deadlines

Applications must be received by the following dates:

  • March 15 for the summer semester
  • May 15 for the fall semester
  • Oct. 15 for the spring semeste

Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 on a scale of 4.0
  • AT minimum score: total of at least 610 Students whose GPAs and GRE/GMAT scores do not meet the requirements will be evaluated individually
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores (for non-native English speaking applicants only)

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type  Verbal+Quantitative
GRE 300

Minimum GMAT Scores

Test Type  Total Score  Quantitative  Verbal  Integrated  Analytical Writing
GMAT 610 46 31 5 4.5

*The GRE/GMAT requirement may be waived under exceptional circumstances. Applicants will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Minimum Language Requirements

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Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Agroforestry Program

All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School online application system.

  • Statement of interest
  • Résumé or CV
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation and the accompanying evaluation sheets from people who can attest to the candidate’s scholastic ability and experience relevant to graduate study.
  • Publications (optional)