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University of Missouri-Kansas City

School of Biological Sciences

Kansas City, MO

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Overview

University of Missouri–Kansas City / School of Biological Sciences is located in Kansas City, MO, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Cell biology and biophysics
Master of Arts (MA) Biology
Master of Science (MS) Cellular and molecular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular biology and biochemistry

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

57
Applied
13
Accepted
8
Enrolled
23%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

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

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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

16
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
50%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.5%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 12.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 6.25%
Unknown 6.25%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

33
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 2
Male (23)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Structural biology, molecular genetics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO  64110-2499
United States
Contact Dr. Theodore White
Dean
Email: whitetc@umkc.edu
Phone: 816-235-2538
Fax: 816-235-5158

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