UMKC Catalog


Minimum Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Academic Regulations and Degree Requirements - Qualifying Requirements for Full Admission
Admission to the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program is granted on a provisional or fully admitted basis as determined by the doctoral faculty review group of the student's chosen discipline(s). Upon their acceptance as provisional Ph.D. students, applicants are notified of the specific qualifying requirements they must satisfy before they can be classified as fully admitted Ph.D. students. Provisional admission does not guarantee advancement to full admission, and full admission does not guarantee advancement to Ph.D. candidacy.

At the end of each academic year, the interim adviser reports the provisional Ph.D. student's progress toward satisfying the qualifying requirements to the dean of the School of Graduate Studies. When all qualifying requirements have been completed, the interim adviser requests that the student's classification be changed to fully admitted.