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University of Missouri-Kansas City

Department of Chemistry

Kansas City, MO

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University of Missouri-Kansas City

Overview

University of Missouri–Kansas City / Department of Chemistry is located in Kansas City, MO, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Inorganic chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physical chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Analytical chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Organic chemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Polymer chemistry
Master of Science (MS) Polymer chemistry

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

36
Applied
10
Accepted
2
Enrolled
28%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 15th April 15th No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Equivalent of American Chemical Society approved bachelor's degree in chemistry
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Equivalent of American Chemical Society approved bachelor's degree in chemistry

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
TWE: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

6
Total Graduate Students
66%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
33%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 16.67%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 16.67%

Gender

Male (66%)
Female (33%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 1
Male (14)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular spectroscopy, characterization and synthesis of materials and compounds, computational chemistry, natural products, drug delivery systems and anti-tumor agents
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO  64110-2499
United States
Contact Dr. Kathleen V. Kilway
Chair
Email: kilwayk@umkc.edu
Phone: 816-235-2289
Fax: 816-235-5502