currently offers more than 50 graduate degrees at the master's, educational
specialist and doctoral levels, plus a number of graduate certificates.
Graduate students represent about 26 percent of the total campus enrollment.
The graduate student population is diverse in ethnicity, gender and racial
background. As an urban university, our programs strive to accommodate
adult working students. Nearly two-thirds of all graduate students are
enrolled part time and the average age is 35.
The Graduate Council, representing a cross
section of campus graduate faculty, sets policy, establishes minimum
graduate education standards
and monitors the quality of graduate education at UMKC. The graduate
faculty in the various graduate degree programs
may set standards more stringent than the minimums outlined in this
catalog section, and in such cases, the program standards
take precedence over the campuswide minimum regulations. The School of
Graduate Studies is
responsible for monitoring compliance to the campuswide minimum
academic regulations; providing leadership and coordination of
all graduate programs; and serves as the academic home for students
the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Information on the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program
may be found in the School of Graduate Studies section of this catalog.