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A signature initiative by the Center for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education (CIE) is a campus visitation program called TigerView. A play of words with Truman the Tiger (our mascot) and a preview of what MU has to offer brings us TigerView; and our goal is to explore the match between prospective students and us, while at the same time preparing them to apply to graduate school in general. TigerView is held every fall semester. Contact the Director of CIE for more information about the program: Dr. Raquel A. Arouca (

TigerView 2023 dates will be posted soon.

Applications are closed. Scroll down for more information on 2022 program.


Greetings from the Director

Let’s meet! The goal of TigerView is to open up your eyes to the opportunities you will find at the University of Missouri. We seek some of the best and brightest prospective students interested in embarking on a journey of discovery and growth through an MU graduate degree program. The best way to accomplish that is to host you on campus!

With over 145 graduate degree programs, more than 60 graduate student organizations, and over 70 research, centers, institutes, and core facilities to support your graduate education, we have several options for your academic training. We also promote students’ growth through professional development series, gradESSENTIALS, and personal support through the Center for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education.

Our faculty is committed to supporting diverse ideas and perspectives and disciplinary and interdisciplinary work. Besides, our campus community does not shy away from challenges and change. Our graduate students are involved in teaching, research, service, community engagement, and professional development. We hope that you will be one of those students.

TigerView provides you with two days of learning and exploration. It is an opportunity for us to know more about you and for you to know more about Mizzou. I believe that is the only way to make an informed decision about your graduate education.

I look forward to meeting you in the Fall!

Raquel A. Arouca

TigerView is more than a visit; it is preparation for your graduate school application.

What TigerView Can Do for You

The program prepares you to apply to any graduate school and to explore all that Mizzou has to offer. During the visit, you will:

  1. Receive information about the opportunities for research and academic growth available to students at MU, a leading research university;
  2. Have opportunities to network with current faculty, administrators, graduate students, and staff in your program of interest;
  3. Participate in workshops about different aspects of the graduate school application process (e.g., the admissions process, funding sources, personal statement, and more);
  4. Enjoy walking around campus, dining at different local restaurants, and having a private visit with your program of interest.

Program Details

The Graduate School pays all costs associated with official events of the visit (i.e., travel, lodging, tours, and meals in Columbia). Participation in the program does not guarantee acceptance into the graduate degree program in which one is interested.

Application Deadline: Priority deadline July 24. Final Deadline 11:59 PM (Central Time), July 31.

The program seeks applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents attending or who have graduated from a U.S. college or university.

Members of racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in graduate education (i.e., Black/African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latinx, or Native Pacific Islander) are strongly encouraged to apply.

First-generation college students (including Ronald E. McNair Scholars) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program space is limited; the focus is on applicants:

  • with an expected graduation date before or by May or Summer 2023;
  • or who have earned their bachelor’s or master’s degrees;
  • and who will contribute to diversity and inclusion at Mizzou.

See the 2022TigerView flyer for more information.


Further times will be added. You can also request a session by emailing

Chemical Engineering MS & Ph.D. Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemistry Ph.D. Chemistry
Department of Economics Ph.D. Economics
Department of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum Ph.D. Mathematics Education, and Science Education
Department of Public Health MPH Health Promotion and Policy; Veterinary Public Health
Department of Theatre MA & Ph.D. Master’s Degree in Theatre; Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies
Division of Biological Science MA & Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology Master’s & Ph.D. Educational Psychology; School Psychology; Counseling Psychology; and Statistics, Measurement, and Evaluation in Education.
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science MS & Ph.D. All Emphases
English Ph.D. Ph.D. in English; and English with emphasis in Creative Writing
Genetics Area Program Ph.D. Genetics
Geological Sciences MS Geological Sciences
Health Management and Informatics MHA, MSHI Health Administration, Health Informatics, and joint programs available (MPA, JD, MBA, etc).
Human Development and Family Science Ph.D. Emphases in relationship processes, early childhood and adolescent development, and the influence of familial, social, and cultural contexts in development.
Industrial & Mfg Systems Engineering MS & Ph.D. Industrial Engineering
Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program Ph.D. Neuroscience
Missouri School of Journalism MA & Ph.D. Master’s in TV News; Digital Social News Media, Advertising and PR. Ph.D. in Health Communication; Science; History; Media Sociology and Ethics.
MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics MS & Ph.D. PhD in Informatics; MS in Data Science and Analytics
Plant Science and Technology MS & Ph.D. Plant, Insect & Microbial Sciences
Psychological Sciences Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Cognition & Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, and Social/Personality Psychology
Public Affairs MPA Public Affairs
School of Information Science and Learning Technologies MS & EdSp Master’s and Specialists’ in Learning Technologies and Design with emphasis areas in Online Education, and Technology in Schools.
School of Social Work MSW & Ph.D. Social Work
Special Education MEd, MA, & Ph.D. Master’s emphasis in Autism; Early Childhood Special Education; Gifted Education. PhD in Special Education
Statistics MS & Ph.D. Statistics
Textile and Apparel Management MA, MS, & Ph.D. Master’s in Textile and Apparel Management; Ph.D. in Human Environmental Sciences with Textile and Apparel Management Emphasis
Translational Biosciences Ph.D. Biochemistry and Biophysics; Cancer Biology; Infection and Immunity; Integrative Physiology; Nutrition and Exercise Physiology; and Population and Precision Health
Truman School of Government and Public Affairs Ph.D. Political Science; Public Affairs

How to Apply

Access the online application form at:
TigerView 2022
Application Instructions:
  • Clicking on the button above, you will be redirected to the Graduate School graduate application portal, where you will be instructed to create an account.
  • Once you create an account, you will receive an automatic email from the University of Missouri Graduate School with a temporary passcode.
  • After following the link and entering your passcode, you will be able to create a permanent password.
  • Then, you will receive a prompt asking you to select the application you would like to access. Select “MU CIE Application” and click “open application.” Then select “TigerView Application.”
  • From there, you will be directed to the application instructions page for the TigerView Program.
  • Application deadline: The priority deadline is 11:59 PM (Central Time), July 24. Final Deadline is 11:59 PM (Central Time), July 31. 
  • Read the instructions carefully.
Documents needed:
  1. Statement of Purpose (750 words or less) that consists of
    • why you are interested in the specific MU graduate program;
    • and your academic and personal background that prepared you for your chosen field.
  2. A Diversity Statement (300 words or less) that consists of your philosophy of inclusive excellence. It may include experiences you have being a member of an underrepresented group in your discipline and ways you have applied an inclusive framework to past activities and engagements.
  3. A Resumé or CV
  4. An official or unofficial Academic Transcript(s)
  5. At least one Letter of Recommendation that addresses why you are a good match for the graduate program in which you are interested.
    • Please note: the letter should not address why you are applying to the TigerView Campus Visitation Program.

Only complete applications will be reviewed. After the priority deadline, applications are sent to be reviewed by faculty from your program of interest. Applicants who are a good match with the program will be invited to visit campus. Dr. Arouca will contact applicants by August 14.

Application Tips:
  • The strongest applicants will demonstrate a clear sense of how and why graduate study at Mizzou is a good match for what they intend to do and what Mizzou has to offer. Please read carefully about the program on our Degree Programs page and on their webpage.
  • Applicants should understand the requirements for admission into the degree program of interest.
  • There are two deadlines: priority deadline and deadline. The review will start after July 24, so consider having your full application (including the recommendation letter) submitted by then. It is always best to check in with your recommenders and make sure they know for which deadline you are aiming.
  • Reach out to Dr. Arouca ( for questions about the different steps in the application.

Regarding Covid-19

We are committed to everyone’s health and well-being. We will continue to monitor public health updates around COVID-19, including reviewing federal guidance around domestic travel and adhering to University policies on hosting large gatherings and domestic travel.

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