About The UMKC School of Graduate Studies

UMKC currently offers more than 60 graduate degrees at the master’s, educational specialist and doctoral levels, plus a number of graduate certificates. Graduate students represent about 30 percent of the total campus enrollment and are diverse in ethnicity, gender and racial background. As an urban university, our programs strive to accommodate adult working students.

The School of Graduate Studies is responsible for monitoring compliance to the campus-wide minimum graduate academic regulations; providing leadership and coordination of all graduate programs, and serves as the academic home for students admitted to the Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Studies.

All other graduate programs on campus are managed by the appropriate academic unit. For a listing of all graduate programs, click here.


School of Graduate Studies Mission Statement

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) provides a support network that promotes excellence in graduate education, and supports current and prospective graduate students in achieving their full potential. We do this by

  • Advocating for graduate education;
  • Recruiting and retaining students;
  • Assuring quality control in graduate programs;
  • Managing and distributing financial support;
  • Providing support services for graduate students; and
  • Partnering with others to promote graduate education.


School of Graduate Studies Strategic Plan