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Graduate Application Instructions

student completing applicationApplications to our graduate programs should be submitted by December 30th. Applications for the MS-Exercise Physiology (internship option only) received after that date will still be considered, they will not be eligible for an assistantship. Admission at the beginning of spring semester is possible, but assistantship support is more readily available for fall semester admission.

To apply online. All applications must be prepared and submitted online via the University of Missouri Graduate School.

Admission Requirements »

All program-specific materials must be uploaded or submitted as part of your online application.

  1. Statement of Purpose: Upload a statement of purpose, indicating your academic/research interests and career goals to the "Supplemental Information" section of your online application.
  2. Resume or Vita: Upload a current resume or vita to the "Supplemental Information" section of your online application.
  3. Recommendations: Enter the required information for at least three recommenders in the "Recommendation" section of your online application. The recommenders will receive an email with instructions for completing and submitting your recommendation. Please ensure that the recommenders are aware of the Dec. 30th departmental application deadline.

GRE Scores: Please make arrangements with Educational Testing Services to have official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores sent directly to our department. MU's Institutional Code is 6875 and the Department Code is 0214.

The following materials should be sent directly to the Graduate School:

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded with your application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be mailed to:
    University of Missouri
    Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
    Attn: Tammy Conrad
    204 Gwynn Hall
    Columbia, MO 65211
  • GRE Scores
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants only)
  • Application fee $55 US for Domestic applicants and $75 US for Nonresident-Alien (International) applicants.

To be considered complete, all applications for admission must include the application fee. Application deadline is December 30th each year.

To the Graduate School (210 Jesse Hall; Columbia, MO 65211): All required Graduate School documents, including on line application.

  • Statement of Purpose: Upload a Statement of Purpose, indicating your academic/research interests and career goals to the "Supplemental Information" section of your online application. All students applying to the Exercise Physiology Master’s program should indicate which area they are interested in: Internship or Thesis when completing this section.
  • Resume or Vita: Upload a current Resume or Vita to the "Supplemental Information" section of your online application.
  • Recommendations: Enter the required information for at least three recommenders in the "Recommendation: section of your online application. The recommenders will receive an e-mail with instructions for completing and submitting your recommendation. Please ensure that the recommenders are aware of the February 1 application deadline.
  • GRE Scores: Please make arrangements with Educational Testing Services to have official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores sent directly to the Graduate School. Copies may be sent to the department. MU's Institutional code is 6875 and our department code: 0214.