UMKC Catalog


Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council
The UMKC Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council (originally called the Doctoral Student Association) was formed in 1991 to provide an opportunity for doctoral students to interact with each other and to support the students in their academic and research endeavors. The council sponsors a variety of social and academic programs throughout the year. Membership in the UMKC Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council is open to all dualy enrolled Interdisciplinary Ph.D. students. Doctoral students in other UMKC programs are eligible to be associate members and are welcome to participate in all Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council activities but are not eligible to vote or serve on the executive committee. The council is governed by an executive committee consisting of three representatives with coordinating disciplines in each of the following five areas: physical, mathematical, computer and engineering sciences; biological and chemical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; humanities and the arts; and administrative and information sciences.