Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Application Requirements

Application Deadline

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received through the Office of Graduate Studies online application portal, Slate, before Feb 1.  However, decisions on early or late acceptance can be made at the discretion of the department and the Director of Graduate Studies.

Application Components

Transcripts: Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts. If you are accepted by our program, you will be asked to provide official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Studies. Please do not send official transcripts until you have received an official letter of acceptance.

Test Scores:  GRE or GMAT scores are required for all applicants. There is no minimum score required, however, typically successful candidates have exemplary scores.

GMAT code is 596-15-82.  GRE & TOEFL codes are 6875. 

Statement of Purpose: A statement of purpose includes a description of your career objectives and your interests in the area to which you are applying.  You may also use this opportunity to describe why your skills and experiences will help you be successful in a doctoral program.

Resume/Vita: Should be up to date with work experiences and educational experience.  It should also list relevant research and academic achievements as applicable.

Letters of Recommendation: Request recommendations from at least three references through the online application system. There are no firm guidelines regarding who the references should be, though references who can comment meaningfully on your academic skills and likelihood of success in Ph.D. program are particularly valuable.  

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All non-native English speaking applicants must submit either a TOEFL with a minimum total score of 550 paper-based, or 80 internet based; or an IELTS (academic version) with a minimum total score of 6.5. If an applicant has completed one year of full-time post-secondary (college-level) study within the last two years in a country where English is the native language, the TOEFL or IELTS score is strongly recommended, but can be waived.

Whether or not the TOEFL score is waived, according to University policy, all teaching assistants who received their elementary and secondary education in a country where English was not the official language must participate in a language screening upon admission to the program. The International Teaching Assistant Program (ITAP) is responsible for ensuring that all teaching assistants and graduate instructors who are not native speakers of English speak well enough to ensure communication in the classroom.