University of Missouri Kansas City

United States of America

616th US-News World Ranking

Established in 1933, the University of Missouri (also known as UMKC) is a public research university located in Kansas City, Missouri. It has two campuses in Kansas City: Volker Campus which is otherwise called as the main campus and Hospital Hill Campus. UMKC is one of four system campuses that collectively constitute the University of Missouri.

The university comprises of 15 schools and colleges such as the College of Arts and Sciences, the Conservatory of Music and Dance, the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, the School of Biological Sciences, the School of Computing and Engineering, the School of Dentistry, the School of Education, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Graduate Studies, University College and University Libraries and the School of Education. UMKC offers more than 120 academic programs including master’s degree. The most popular programs at the University of Missouri--Kansas City are Business/Commerce; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies; Chemistry, General; and Psychology. It follows a semester based academic calendar.

University of Missouri Kansas City has a student population of more than 16,600 of which over 11,200 are enrolled in undergraduate programs. It has a student to faculty ratio of 14:1 and the acceptance rate of 62%.

The Princeton Review has named the University of Missouri–Kansas City a "Best Value" public university, for the three consecutive years. In 2017, the Niche Ratings ranked UMKC 112th in ‘Best Public Universities’ category. Its programmes in Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Business, Biology and  Education also received notable distinctions.

Notable Alumni: Charles Evans Whittaker (Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court), Harry S. Truman (American statesman who served as the 33rd President of the United States), Donald Martin Fehr (Executive director of the National Hockey League Players Association)


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A medical student s journey begins as soon as they enter the UMKC School of Medicine s B.A./M.D. program. Immediate exposure to a curriculum that builds a strong foundation in medical science and clinical skills is integrated with the liberal arts and humanities into a year-round program. Our program allows students to choose an undergraduate major and earn their B.A. and M.D. in six years.

Official transcripts must be sent, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Cardiovascular Perfusionist, Post-Doctoral Associate, Assistant/Associate/Professor, Perfusion Anesthesia Technician and Clinical Perfusion.



Students graduating with a baccalaureate degree in chemistry will be prepared for entry into professional schools (e.g., medical, dental, pharmaceutical, or veterinary), graduate programs, or chemical industries.

Official high school transcripts, Typical SAT scores: Math (530-650), Critical reading (530-650), ACT Composite (24-29), Average GPA 3.49, TOEFL IBT-79, IELTS-6.5

Analytical chemist, Healthcare scientist, clinical biochemistry, Forensic scientist, Pharmacologist, Toxicologist and Research scientist (physical sciences)



The program of study for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies consists of 33 total credit hours. COMM-ST 110 and COMM-ST 483 are required for all three emphasis areas. COMM-ST 483 must be taken during a student's final semester. Students are expected to work closely with a departmental advisor in designing an undergraduate program of study for their emphasis. Only three credit hours within the 33 hours for a major may be taken in one-credit-hour courses. Students are required to take one writing intensive course within their emphasis area with the exception of Film and Media Studies. - Film and Media Studies students must take one designated writing intensive course in any discipline.

Official high school transcripts, Typical SAT scores: Math (530-650), Critical reading (530-650), ACT Composite (24-29), Average GPA 3.49, TOEFL IBT-79, IELTS-6.5

Public Relations, Event Planner, Journalism, Advertising and Translation and Interpretation.



This degree program serves to give the student excellent preparation for careers in computer science or for fields where CS is an important ingredient. Students receive a strong technical background in computer science, which is coupled with a broad, general education. The BA degree prepares for a career path where the student contributes to advancing infrastructures tailored for specific areas, often outside the core areas of computer science. Furthermore, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science as well as a minor in Computer Science are available.

Official high school transcripts, Typical SAT scores: Math (530-650), Critical reading (530-650), ACT Composite (24-29), Average GPA 3.49, TOEFL IBT-79, IELTS-6.5

Web developer, Web designer, IT consultant, Information systems manager, UX analyst, Digital copywriter and PPC specialist.



The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology is to offer students the opportunity to learn how to analyze and interpret the systems of social control that are applied through the criminal justice system and throughout society, as well as how to explain the causes and consequences of these social structures. This major focuses on crime, criminals, and professionals who handle these concerns through arrest, court processing and punishments. As such, the major emphasizes community engagement and service so to prepare students for the jobs and leadership opportunities that will be necessary for their role as future change agents.

Official high school transcripts, Typical SAT scores: Math (530-650), Critical reading (530-650), ACT Composite (24-29), Average GPA 3.49, TOEFL IBT-79, IELTS-6.5

Community development worker,,Police officer,,Prison officer,,Probation officer,,Social worker,,Youth worker.


a) University online application

b) $35 application fee

c) Official high school transcript

d) Letters of recommendation and Personal Statement

e) Official SAT/ACT scores

f) Typical SAT scores: Math (550-740), Reading (560-700), ACT Composite (21-28)

g) Average GPA 3.36

h) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

i) Acceptance rate: 64.3% (2014)

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.


Undergraduate: Resident-$4,881, Non-resident-$20,300

Graduate: Resident-$6,366, Non-resident-$15,311

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at the University of Missouri, Kansas City is $13,200 approx.


Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: Fall-June 15, Spring-November 1

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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