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Choosing an Advisor

Doctoral A doctoral student selects an advisor or co-advisors by mutual consent from doctoral faculty members who are dissertation supervisors in the department or area program in which the major work is planned. Doctoral advisors must be members of the doctoral faculty. To determine whether a faculty member has doctoral faculty status, refer to the list of

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Fellowship and Assistantship Acceptance Deadline

The University of Missouri is a signatory to the Council of Graduate Schools’ resolution regarding the offering and acceptance of financial aid. Specifically, students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support for the coming academic year before April 15. When a student accepts an offer before this date and subsequently desires to withdraw

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International Applicants

The application process for international applicants is very similar to the process for domestic applicants. However, international applicants do have to show English proficiency to be admitted and a minimum amount of financial support to be issued immigration documents. Click on a category below for more details.

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Medical Requirements

The University of Missouri requires all new students to submit an MU Immunization/TB Screening Requirements form and verification of TB screening before registering for classes. The completed form must be submitted directly to the MU Student Health Center. You will also be required to submit evidence of immunization in the form of a copy of one

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Minimum Admission Requirements

All applicants must: (1) have earned a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution. If the applicant’s degree is from a non-U.S. college or university, the institution must be recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education or Commission responsible for higher education in the country where the degree is earned. The

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