Admissions Application

You must have completed the requirements for a Bachelor’s degree, and plan to work towards a graduate degree at the University of Missouri in order to apply to our program. Students already enrolled in University of Missouri graduate programs are also eligible.

You must also apply online to the University of Missouri Graduate School at the MU Graduate School Website Application

Make sure that your MU Graduate School application includes;

  • Three (3) recommendation providers (e.g. professors) who are familiar with your academic abilities;
  • A personal statement to the graduate director stating why you want to pursue graduate study in Biomedical Sciences at MU; your research experience and interest area (list any publications or presentations at national meetings); your career goals.
  • Optional: You may also include a curriculum vitae (CV) if you have one.

The application deadline for Summer and Fall Semesters is January 5th and, the application deadline for the Winter Semester is September 15th. Financial support through competitive Departmental stipends and University fellowships is only available to Fall applicants to the Doctoral program. Applications for other than Fall admittance will only be considered with a faculty sponsor. Financial support for Masters applicants is available by arrangement between the applicant and a faculty sponsor.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr. Kevin J. Cummings, PhD.
Associate Professor, Dept of Biomedical Sciences
Director of Graduate Studies
Resident Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center Investigator
134 Research Park Dr.
Columbia, MO 65211