Graduate Recruitment and Admissions


Recruiting students who are a good fit with our programs’ goals is critical to the success of our students and our training programs.  The information below is designed to assist your program in the recruitment and admissions processes.  Each academic unit/program has its own disciplinary norms, expectations, and timelines, but some aspects of recruitment and admissions are relatively standard.  The School of Graduate Studies hopes you find the information below helpful, and if you don’t find what you are looking for, please contact us for assistance in meeting your graduate program’s recruitment and admissions goals.


  • Marketing Your Program

  • Strategies for Reaching Prospective Students

    • Students will not apply to a program if they do not know about it, so get the word out! Here are some strategies to boost the visibility of your program.

  • Diversifying your Program

    • Diversifying our student body, and consequently our disciplines and professions, is critical for positively impacting our society with new and innovative ideas, as well as achieving our University mission and vision.

  • Standardized Tests

    • Per the UMKC Graduate Academic Regulations, standardized tests (with the exception of the TOEFL for some students) are not required. Many programs, however, choose to use standardized tests, such as the GRE.

  • Slate

    • All graduate programs should use Slate for admissions, with the exception of professional programs that use a Centralized Application Service (CAS).

  • Admissions

    • Graduate admissions is a year-round process that takes planning and coordination.