School of
Biological sciences

Application Process

1. Read UMKC's Graduate Admission Requirements

2. Items needed to complete your application process

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended. Transcripts are considered official if they are received in a sealed envelope from the school or sent electronically to the Office of Admissions
  • Official GRE scores (code 6872)
  • Three letters of recommendation

3. Complete and submit the general UMKC Application.

To submit the application, you will be prompted to pay the non-refundable application processing fee or request approval for a fee waiver.

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Special Application Processes


Master of Arts in Biology

Master of Science in Biology

Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology

Interdisciplinary Doctorate of Philosophy

Additional items needed to complete your application process:

  • Three letters of reference
  • Recommendation by Doctoral faculty review group in at least two participating disciplines

When completing your applictaion for admission, select "Interdisciplinary Studies PhD" as your intended academic plan, then select one Primary Discipline and one or more Co-Discipline areas.

Find out more information about applying to the iPhD program.


Completing the application process does not serve as a statement of acceptance or admission to the University of Missouri-Kansas City.