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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 (

2021 TigerView will be Sept 27-28, Oct 4, 6, 7, 11, 12.

Applications are closed.


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 and a half 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.

The program will start on the evening of October 3, followed by two days of programming, and participants return home on October 6, 2021. If necessary, the program will pivot online with events during the week of October 4.

Application Deadline: Priority deadline July 24, 2021. Final Deadline 11:59 PM (Central Time), July 31, 2021.

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 expected graduation date before or by May or Summer 2022;
  • or who have earned their bachelor’s or master’s degrees;
  • and who will contribute to diversity and inclusion at Mizzou.

You can also download all this information in the 2021 TigerView Call .


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

Participating Programs

To be Determined. We accepted applications for the following graduate degrees at Mizzou in 2020:

Biological Engineering Ph.D. All emphases
College of Education Ph.D. & Ed.D. Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis; Educational, School & Counseling Psychology; Learning, Teaching & Curriculum; Special Education
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Master’s & Ph.D. All emphases
Department of Health Management and Informatics Master’s Health Administration, and Health Informatics
Department of Mathematics Master’s & Ph.D. All emphases
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Master’s & Ph.D. Design & Manufacturing; Materials; Mechanics; Thermal Management
Department of Psychological Sciences Ph.D. All emphases
Department of Public Health Master’s Health Promotion and Policy, Veterinary Public Health
Division of Biological Sciences Ph.D. All emphases
Food Science Program Master’s All emphases
Genetics Area Program Ph.D. Please check Faculty Research Areas
Human Development and Family Science Master’s & Ph.D. Early childhood and youth development; relationship processes and dynamics; and cultural/structural influences on development and relationships
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Master’s & Ph.D. Data Analytics and Operations Research; Healthcare and Human-centered Systems; Manufacturing and Production Systems; Service and Supply Chain Systems; Sustainable Systems Engineering
Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program Ph.D. Please check Faculty Research Areas
Missouri School of Journalism Master’s & Ph.D. Master’s in TV News; Digital Social News Media, Advertising and PR. Doctorate: Health Communication; Science; History; Media Sociology and Ethics
Personal Financial Planning Master’s Personal Financial Planning
Philosophy Ph.D. All emphases
School of Accountancy Ph.D. Accountancy
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies Ph.D. Information Science & Learning Technologies
School of Natural Resources Master’s & Ph.D. All emphases
School of Social Work Master’s Social Work
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Master’s Hispanic Studies; Language Teaching in Spanish
Sinclair School of Nursing Ph.D. Aging/Gerontology; Cancer/Oncology; Innovations to Improve Health & Health Systems; Wellness in Vulnerable & Underserved Populations; Symptom & Health Behavior Science
Textile and Apparel Management Master’s & Ph.D. All emphases
Trulaske College of Business Ph.D. Finance, Management, and Marketing
Truman School of Government and Public Affairs Master’s & Ph.D. All emphases

How to Apply

Access the online application form at:
TigerView 2021
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 “TigerView Program” and click “open application.”
  • From here, you will be directed to the application instruction page for the TigerView Program.
  • Application deadline: Priority deadline July 24. Final Deadline 11:59 PM (Central Time), July 31, 2021. 
  • 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 as well as 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, 2021.

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. 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 are looking forward to this visit and are moving forward with the application process. Meanwhile, we will continue to monitor public health updates around COVID-19, including the review of federal guidance around domestic travel and adhering to University policies on hosting large gatherings and domestic travel. Dr. Arouca, our Director of Recruitment, Retention, and Diversity Initiatives, will stay in communication with all applicants with updates to the event as necessary.

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