mathematics and statistics

Admission requirements

There are no admission requirements beyond the regular admission requirements for the university.


  • The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UMKC encourages students to reason actively, not blindly, and to master mathematical tools while trusting their own innate originality.
  • In addition to being mentored by experienced faculty, undergraduate mathematics and statistics majors are afforded plenty of real-world opportunities, including tutoring at the Math Resource Center and teaching special UMKC algebra courses using video lectures.
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Fast facts

  • Mathematics and statistics majors study pure and applied mathematics, statistics and more.
  • The program offers opportunities for students to give talks, win mathematics writing awards and even earn money as a tutor.
  • The department boasts a diverse faculty, who hail from Algeria, Bulgaria, China, Korea, the Philippines, Romania and the USA.


  • The department’s faculty are all active researchers in fields including algebra, real analysis, logic, dynamical systems, mathematical biology, statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, genetic data modeling, spatio-temporal data modeling, numerical analysis and mathematical finance. 
  • The department collaborates with UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering, School of Biological Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Education, the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, and other research institutions in the local community. 
  • Faculty members have received prestigious NSF grants and other national research support and have been published in more than 50 mathematics, statistics, engineering and medical journals. 
  • Two faculty members have received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching. 
  • The department is active in the UMKC Institute for Urban Education, where the faculty is involved with training a new cadre of urban mathematics teachers for the 21st century.

Student organizations

MAA (Mathematical Association of America)

UMKC has a student chapter of MAA gives members the chance to share ideas, keep abreast of developments in the mathematical community, enhance their careers and make new friends.


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Contact us

Office of Admissions

120 Administrative Center
5115 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-235-1111
Toll-free: 1-800-775-8652
Relay Missouri: 1-800-735-2966 (TTY)

Visit us

Students are encouraged to schedule a campus visit by visiting or calling 816-235-8652.


UMKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.