Diplomas

What is on your diploma, and where do you get it? We've got all the answers you need here!

All diplomas are printed as portrait style.  Undergraduate and graduate diplomas are 8 1/2 by 11 inches. The diplomas for the professional degrees (law, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy) are 14 by 17 inches.

What is on my diploma?

  • Your name
  • Degree earned
  • Major(s)
  • Latin Honors
  • Honors Program

What will not appear on your diploma?

  • Minors
  • Emphasis areas
  • Departmental honors

Where can I get my diploma?

*Note: due to COVID-19 and the related campus closure, the timelines and procedures related to diploma distribution described below have been delayed for Spring 2020 graduates. Information related to Spring 2020 diploma availability is forthcoming.*

Diplomas may be picked up in person beginning 40 days following the last final exam for the semester from UMKC Registration and Records. Students must present photo identification to pick up their diplomas. Diplomas not picked up in person will be mailed to students beginning 55 days following the last final exam using the address supplied on the application for graduation form. Diplomas will not be released for students with a hold on their account. All holds must be removed.

Registration and Records
5115 Oak St.
115 Administrative Center

Diplomas for the professional degrees (law, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy) will be dispersed from the academic unit and not Registration and Records. Diplomas not picked up in person will be mailed to students beginning 55 days following the last final exam, using the address supplied on the application for graduation form.

For special delivery including overseas delivery, or if someone other than the student is going to pick up the diploma, contact Registration and Records to make arrangements.

The student's last name, as it appears on the diploma, must correspond with the official name on the academic record at the time diplomas are printed.

How do I get a copy or replacement of my diploma?

Replacement or duplicate diplomas are provided at $30 each and may take from four to six weeks to process. Replacement or duplicate diplomas are printed with current University officials' signatures, and University of Missouri-Kansas City appears even in those cases when the student graduated prior to the change from the University of Kansas City. To request a replacement or duplicate diploma, complete the Duplicate Diploma Request form and mail or fax it to Registration and Records.

Request duplicate diploma (PDF)

115 Administrative Center 
5115 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO 64112

Fax: 816-235-5513

Diplomas will not be released for students with a hold on their account. All holds must be removed. The name on record is what will be printed on the diploma. If your name has changed and you wish to have a new name reflected on your diploma, please provide a legible photocopy of your driver's license or Social Security card.

All diplomas are printed as portrait style.  Undergraduate and graduate diplomas are 8 1/2 by 11 inches. The diplomas for the professional degrees (law, medicine, dentistry and pharmacy) are 14 by 17 inches.