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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.

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 Counseling

Additional items needed for the Master of Arts in Counseling application:

Find out more about applying to the MA in counseling program.

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

Complete online application and pay the $35 application fee online.

Additional items to complete your application process:

  • Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale


Items to be submitted to the Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies
Connie Fischer
615 E. 52nd Street, room 310
Kansas City, MO 64110
fischerci@umkc.edu

  • One-page statement of interest/purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation

Find out more about the MA in Curriculum and Instruction.

Master of Arts in Educational Administration (P-12)

Items to be submitted to the Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations office:

  • Statement of purpose regarding past, present and future career goals (500 words or less)
  • A minimum of three professional or academic letters of reference
  • Copy of teaching license/certificate
  • Resume showing at least one year of certified teaching experience

Find out more about applying to the MA in Educational Administration (P-12) program.

Master of Arts in Educational Administration (Higher Ed)

Items to be submitted to the Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations office:

 

Find out more about applying to the MA in Educational Administration (Higher Ed) program.

Master of Arts in Language and Literacy

Complete online application and pay the $35 application fee online.

Additional admission requirements:

  • Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale
  • Teaching certification


Items to be submitted to the Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies
Connie Fischer
615 E. 52nd Street, room 310
Kansas City, MO 64110
fischerci@umkc.edu

  • One-page statement of interest/purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation

 

Find out more about the MA in Language and Literacy program.

Master of Arts in Special Education

Complete online application and pay the $35 application fee online.

Additional admission requirements:

  • Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale


Items to be submitted to the Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies
c/o Connie Fischer
615 E. 52nd Street, room 310
Kansas City, MO 64110
fischerci@umkc.edu

  • One-page statement of interest/purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation

 

Find out more about the MA in Special Education program.

Master of Arts in Teaching

Complete online application and pay the $35 application fee online.

Additional items to complete your application process:

  • Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale

Items to be submitted to the Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies
Connie Fischer
615 E. 52nd Street, room 310
Kansas City, MO 64110
fischerci@umkc.edu

  • One-page statement of interest/purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation

Find out more about the MA in Teaching.

Education Specialist in Counseling

Additional items needed to complete your application process:

  • Official GRE scores (code: 6872)

Additional items needed for the Education Specialist in Counseling application:

Find out more about applying to the Ed.S. in Counseling program.

Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction

Additional items needed to complete your application process:

  • Official GRE scores (code: 6872)


Items to be submitted to the Graduate Adviser in Art History, 204 Fine Arts Building, UMKC, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64100-2499:

  • A short (one-page) statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation

Find out more about applying to the Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction program.

Education Specialist in Educational Administration (P-12)

Items to be submitted to the Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations office:

  • Statement of purpose regarding past, present and future career goals (500 words or less)
  • Three professional or academic letters of recommendation
  • Copy of teaching license/certificate
  • Resume showing at least two years of certified teaching experience

Find out more about applying to the Ed.S. in Educational Administration (P-12) program.

Education Specialist in Language and Literacy

Complete online application and pay the $35 application fee online.

Additional admission requirements:

  • Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale
  • Teaching certification
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching experience


Items to be submitted to the Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies
Connie Fischer
615 E. 52nd Street, room 310
Kansas City, MO 64110
fischerci@umkc.edu

  • One-page statement of interest/purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation

 

Find out more about applying to the Ed.S. in Language and Literacy program.

Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology

Items to be submitted to the Graduate Adviser in Counseling and Educational Psychology, School of Education, Room 215, UMKC, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64100-2499:

  • Cover sheet for the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
  • A concise (500 words) personal statement concerning some or all of your self-reflection/perception; professional goals and interests; research knowledge, experience and interest; views on multiculturalism and diversity
  • Curriculum vita containing contact information; educational background; relevant clinical, research and volunteer experiences; honors/awards; membership/leadership in professional organizations; presentations and publications
  • Three letters of recommendation with evaluation forms*. Letters should address applicant's suitability for professional studies in a mental health service profession and interpersonal and intellectual functioning and skills in research, counseling, and written and oral communication.

*Directions for evaluation forms: References must be from professional or academic settings. Letters and rating sheets must be in a sealed envelope with reference's signature across back flap. All envelopes to be collected by applicant and submitted with application packet.

Find out more about applying to the PhD in Counseling Psychology program.

Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration (P-12)

Additional items needed to complete your application process:

  • Official GRE scores (code: 6872)
  • Students need to have taken EDRP 5505 Statistical Methods and EDRP 5508 Principles and Methods of Research (or equivalent courses)


Items to be submitted to the Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations office:

  • Four professional or academic letters of recommendation
  • An autobiographical statement that outlines professional goals and how the doctoral degree will result in achieving these goals and a description of a recent leadership accomplishment
  • A writing sample which reflects high proficiency in academic writing. The sample may be a previous course paper, a chapter from a thesis, a published article, etc. Note Samples will not be returned.

 

Find out more about applying to the EdD in Ed Admin (P-12) program.

Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration (Higher Ed)

Additional items needed to complete your application process:

  • Official GRE scores (code: 6872)

 

Applicants must submit an Ed.D. in Higher Education application to the Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations office with the following items:

  • Three professional or academic letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Professional resume

Upon receipt of all application materials, students may be contacted for a personal interview.

 

Find out more about applying to the EdD in Ed Admin (Higher) program.

Graduate Certificate in Community College Leadership

Additional items needed to complete your application process:

  • Two letters of recommendation sent to the School of Education, ELPF, Rm. 328, 615 E. 52nd St., Kansas City, MO 64110

Find out more about applying to the Graduate Certificate in Community College Leadership program.

Graduate Certificate in Educational Foundations

Items to be submitted to the Division of Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations (ELPF) at the UMKC School of Education, 615 E. 52nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110:

  • Two letters of recommendation

Find out more about applying to the Graduate Certificate in Educational Foundations program.

Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Curriculum and Evaluation

Applicants must also submit a $15 application fee for the MSA Program.


Items to be submitted to the School of Medicine, UMKC, Office of Admissions, M1-103, 2411 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

  • One page goal statement
  • A resume or CV
  • A letter of recommendation (for applicants currently enrolled in graduate health professions education, e.g. residency)

Find out more about applying to the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Curriculum and Evaluation program.

Interdisciplinary Doctorate of Philosophy

Additional items needed to complete your application process:

  • Official GRE scores (code: 6872)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Recommendation by Doctoral faculty review group in at least two participating disciplines

When completing your application 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 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.