Forestry: How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted through the university online application system (, including:

  • Statement of interest
  • Résumé or CV
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation and the accompanying evaluation sheets from people who can attest to the candidate’s scholastic and conservation field work abilities
  • Publications (optional)
  • Emphasis area application (PDF)

Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MS in Natural Resources with this emphasis area and the minimum requirements of the MU Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program’s graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the MU Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

Application Deadlines

For Ph.D. Program:

Fall deadline: May 15
Spring deadline: October 15
Summer deadline: March 15

For M.S. Program: