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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 appplication:

  • MA Counseling Application
  • Three references forms (located in the MA Counseling Application) with professional letter attached (Note: shall not be personal, i.e. family, friends, etc)

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

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction

Complete online application and pay the $45 domestic application fee or $75 international 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 Language and Literacy

Complete online application and pay the $45 domestic application fee or $75 international 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 $45 domestic application fee or $75 international 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 $45 domestic application fee or $75 international 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.

Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction

Additional items needed to complete your application process:

  • Official GRE scores (code: 6872)


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

Educational 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.

Educational Specialist in Language and Literacy

Complete online application and pay the $45 domestic application fee or $75 international 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

This program will not be admitting students for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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:

  • Counseling Psychology Ph.D Application
  • 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 (located in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D Application). 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.

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.