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With more than 60 graduate and professional degrees at the master's and doctoral levels, including interdisciplinary studies and graduate certificates, you can master more at UMKC. Explore our graduate and professional programs.

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Focused on Research

UMKC is one of a select group of 21 Carnegie R2 urban research universities in the United States. Find out how our nationally and globally known faculty lead the way in solving some of the world’s greatest challenges.


The system we are developing will provide objective and quantitative diagnostic information and facilitate clinicians to make better management plans for their patients. Oral cancer survival is highly stage-dependent, and early detection can significantly improve patient survival rate. If we can catch them early, we can save lives.
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Rose Wang

Dentistry Researcher Using Artificial Intelligence for Early Cancer Detection

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Turn Your Passion Into a Profession

Support and resources to put your career on the fast track.


Teaching or research experience that comes with a stipend, wage or tuition remission.

Professional memberships

Sponsored membership in professional organizations.

Graduate writing program

Take your writing from term paper to publication or proposal with the Graduate Writing Initiative.

Faculty preparation certificate

Preparing Future Faculty prepares graduate students to become professors at higher education institutions.

School of Graduate Studies

Costs and Funding

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Cost of attendance

Tuition and fees are just one factor in the cost of an advanced degree from UMKC. Find your estimated cost of attendance through our Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Graduate estimated costs

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Assistantships and fellowships

Assistantships, fellowships, grants and awards can make our graduate programs more affordable.

Graduate funding

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Benefits for veterans

Veterans, active military and their family members may qualify for scholarships, discounted tuition or other assistance.

Veterans services

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Kansas City's Top University

There's a lot to love about being in the heart of Kansas City, especially our community connections. That's the UMKC difference.


Kansas City connections

Strategic partnership with leading enterprises in technology, communications, manufacturing, health care and transportation, among other growing industries, lead to thousands of job opportunities a year.


Making tech happen

We're located smack dab in the middle of growing tech hubs, and that isn't a coincidence. Our research and enterprise solutions are a big part of making Kansas City a leading technology center.


Urban lifestyle

Championship sports teams, live performances, museums, restaurants, bars and coffeeshops are accessible by free public transportation, including by streetcar, which, starting in 2025, will include a UMKC station.


A place to call home

Kansas City is open to innovation, development and growth. That's why 60% of our alumni make it their home after graduation.

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International Admissions

More than 14% of our students, many of them in graduate programs, travel from places outside of the United States to study at UMKC. So whether you're a student or exchange visitor, you'll find the additional admissions requirements and support you need from the International Student Affairs Office.

International Student Affairs Office

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