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University of Missouri-Kansas City

School of Dentistry

Kansas City, MO

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
(Graduate Dental Certificate) Endodontics
Master of Science (MS) Dental hygiene education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Oral biology
(Graduate Dental Certificate) Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Master of Science (MS) Oral biology
(Graduate Dental Certificate) Periodontics
(Graduate Dental Certificate) Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics
(Graduate Dental Certificate) Advanced education in dentistry

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 105
Other Advanced Degrees 17

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam DAT
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam DAT (for DDS)
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

843
Applied
137
Accepted
127
Enrolled
16%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam DAT
Master's Degree Requirements Letters of evaluation, personal interview
Doctoral Degree Exam DAT (for DDS)
Additional Entrance Requirements DDS

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 Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

478
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.86%
Black or African American 1.88%
White or Caucasian 73%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.42%
Asian 10.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.51%
Unknown 3.35%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

145
Total faculty
Full-time - 88
Part-time - 57
Male (85)
Female (60)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biomaterials, dental use of lasers, effectiveness of periodontal treatments, temporomandibular joint dysfunction
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO  64110-2499
United States
Contact Dr. Marsha Pyle
Dean
Email: pylem@umkc.edu
Phone: 816-235-2010

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