Application Overview for Entering Class 2025

Primary Application

MD, MD-PhD, and Early Decision candidates for admission to the MU School of Medicine should apply through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for an AMCAS application fee waiver. The deadline to submit the AMCAS application for Early Decision is August 1, 2024.

The deadline to submit the AMCAS application for MD and MD-PhD applicants is October, 15, 2024.

Secondary Application

In-State applicants that meet our minimum requirements will receive a secondary application to complete. Non-Missouri residents who meet our out-of-state academic requirements will be invited to submit a preliminary Out-Of-State Form to determine if a secondary application will be offered.

The secondary application fee is $85; however, we will waive the payment if the applicant is a recipient of the Fee Assistance Program waiver through AMCAS. The deadline to submit our secondary application and any supplemental materials for Early Decision is September 1, 2024.

The deadline to submit our secondary application and any supplemental materials for MD and MD-PhD applicants is November 15, 2024.

If you have questions about your application status, please do not hesitate to email us at


The MU School of Medicine receives more than 2,500 applications every year. After an initial screening, applicants who are seriously being considered are invited for interviews. In general, applicants to the MD-PhD program will have a medical school interview and separate graduate school interviews.

The School of Medicine plans to offer 400 interview slots for the entering class of 2025. It is possible that more slots may be available; however, applicants are strongly advised to complete their applications early. Consideration for interview slots will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are received.

All interviews will be virtual per recommendation of the AAMC. Students who are offered interviews will receive information about how to connect and prepare for their interview day from the Admissions Office.

MD and MD-PhD Admission Timeline to Enter Class of 2025

  • Receipt of AMCAS application: October 15, 2024
  • Receipt of secondary materials: November 15, 2024

Early Decision Program Admission Timeline to Enter Class of 2025

The School of Medicine participates in the AMCAS Early Decision Program. Candidates may apply to only one school and, if accepted through the program, must attend that school. Those not accepted through the early decision program may then apply to the University of Missouri and other schools as a regular admissions candidate.

Early Decision Timeline for Application/Acceptance for entering in 2025:

  • Receipt of AMCAS application: August 1, 2024
  • Receipt of secondary application and materials: September 1, 2024
  • Interviews (by invitation only): Late September 2024
  • Notice of acceptance: October 1, 2024


Interview Day

An invitation to interview at the University of Missouri School for Medicine is an indication of your initial impression on the admissions committee. It is quite an accomplishment. This is an opportunity to see if the MU School of Medicine is as right for you as we think you might be for us.

Interviews take place Mondays through Wednesdays most weeks. Admissions require at least two one-on-one interviews with Admissions Committee members.

Interview Timeframes

  • Early Decision program applicants - Late September
  • MD applicants - October through early March
  • MD-PhD applicants - End of January

Sample Interview Schedule

  • 11:00 a.m. - Admissions Presentation
  • 12:00 p.m. - Ambassador Panel
  • 12:45 p.m. - Break
  • 1:15 p.m. - Interview with Admissions Committee Member
  • 2:15 p.m. - Interview with Admissions Committee Member
  • 3:00 p.m. - Clinical Campus Overview
  • 3:30 p.m. - Interview Day Concludes

Applicants to the Tom and Anne Smith MD-PhD Program will have additional interviews with the PhD Admissions Committee for the graduate school.