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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 fit between us and prospective students, 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 (

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What TigerView Can Do for You

  • Inform you about the opportunities for research and academic growth available to students at MU, a leading research university;
  • Provide network opportunities with current faculty, administrators, graduate students and contacts in your program of interest;
  • Provide you with information about the admissions process and funding sources regarding graduate education;
  • Provide you with social activities, tours, program visits, presentations, and workshops regarding essential components of your future graduate admissions packet.

2019 TigerView will be September 30 and October 1.

Participants will travel to Columbia on September 29 and return home October 2, 2019.

Who Are We Looking For?

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents attending a U.S. college or university
  • Members of racial or ethnic groups that are underrepresented in graduate education (Black/African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Pacific Islander) and/or first generation college students, including those who participated in a Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program or Student Support Services Program, are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Students who have a genuine interest in a graduate degree and plan to enter a master’s or doctoral degree program the fall semester following the TigerView program (i.e. rising seniors, master’s students, or individuals not currently enrolled who have already earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree)
  • Strong academic record
  • Interest in one of MU’s graduate programs
Program space is limited, so the Graduate School particularly seeks to invite students who will contribute to TigerView, and eventually the University community, through their informed perspective gained by participating in the program.

Travel Award

All costs associated with official events of the visit (travel, lodging, meals in Columbia, all scheduled activities) are paid by the Graduate School.

How to Apply

Access the online application form at:
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.
At least one Letter of Recommendation:

As part of the application, you will need to enter the contact information (including email address) of individuals who can evaluate your ability, experience, and potential for graduate study. Please ensure that those providing your recommendations submit both the recommendation form and a letter. They should write the recommendation letter as if you were applying to an MU graduate program. Your recommendation letter writers will receive an email notification to fill out your requested letter of recommendation.

Upload the following documents:
  • Official or Unofficial Academic Transcript(s): Obtain a copy of your academic transcript(s). An unofficial copy is fine.
  • Statement of Intent: Describe in 500 words or less what makes you a strong candidate for graduate study in your area of interest, including your academic and career goals, how your academic and research experiences have prepared you for graduate study, and your graduate degree area of interest. This is not about acceptance into the TigerView program, but the graduate degree area in which you are interested.
  • Resumé or CV.

Application review process

After the deadline, complete applications will be forward to the program(s) of interest for review and recommendation for an invitation to a campus visit. Acceptance into TigerView campus visitation program is not acceptance to a the graduate degree program – an applicant would need to apply to that program of interest separately, following that program’s requirements and deadlines.