UMKC Catalog


Admission Information


All applicants for the master of science in oral biology program must first meet UMKC requirements for admission as a graduate student (see Graduate Academic Regulations and Information earlier in this catalog.)

To be eligible for admission to the master of science in oral biology program, an applicant either must hold a baccalaureate degree or a D.D.S. or equivalent degree. In general, he or she should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) for all undergraduate work, including dental school (if applicable).

 Applicants must also meet the minimum GRE requirements.

GRE Old Score ScaleNew Score Scale
Quantitative533 145
Verbal 533155


Admission Procedure

Requests for information, including application materials, should be directed to:

    Department of Oral Biology: Graudate Programs
    UMKC School of Dentistry
    650 East 25th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108-2795

The Department of Oral Biology has a rolling deadline and accepts MS applications year round.

Evaluation Criteria for Admission:


Analysis of transcripts from all prior institutions is required. 


Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required from current or former teachers who are familiar with the applicant's past achievements and research ability/potential.


Personal Statement

A personal statement describing why the candidate is interested in pursuing a master of science in oral biology, how the experience of the program may be used by the candidate in the future, and a list of potential research interests must be submitted by the applicant.



Interviews are not required. However, interviews will be arranged upon the candidate's request at the School of Dentistry. Successful interviews may enhance the candidate's chance of acceptance.

The chairman of the Advanced Education Committee will notify the applicant regarding acceptance status.