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University of Missouri - Kansas City - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission Policies and Procedures
Graduate admission committees in each academic unit review applications and make recommendations for admission. Applicants must satisfy both the general campus requirements and the program-specific admission criteria for graduate study. The minimum general requirements follow.

Graduate Admission Requirements
The following are minimum requirements for admission to graduate study in all UMKC graduate programs except the combined R.N. to M.S.N. option in the School of Nursing:

A bachelor's or first-level professional degree from a regionally accredited institution.
A satisfactory academic record.
For program-specific requirements, applicants should consult the pertinent degree program listing in the catalog or on the program website.
Many UMKC graduate degree programs require satisfactory scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (general and/or subject tests), the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Management Admissions Test. Other academic units may require other national examinations.

Graduate Study Application Procedure
In general, applications for admission to graduate study should be obtained from and returned to the Admissions office. Because some academic units have special application requirements, applicants requesting application materials should be sure to specify the program to which they plan to apply. Admission to a degree program is subject to the recommendations of the graduate faculty in the degree program area and the dean of the academic unit in which the program is offered. Graduate admission decisions by the academic dean or designated representative are final.

Applicants must submit an official transcript from the school where their bachelor's degrees were obtained. Unless the transcript of the degree-granting institution includes the complete record of undergraduate work taken at all other schools, an official transcript from each of the other institutions also must be supplied. In addition, applicants must submit an official transcript from each school where other coursework has been taken or degrees have been obtained after the bachelor's degree. All credentials submitted in support of the application for admission become UMKC property and will not be returned to students, nor will UMKC release copies of such credentials to a third party.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission requirements to the individual degree programs are listed on Interested students are encouraged to read the requirements and contact the School of Computing & Engineering with questions about specific situations.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International Students
Use the international application form and return the application, along with required supporting materials, to the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Office of International Student Affairs.

A minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL exam or a minimum 6.5 on the IELTS is required for international students without prior U.S. degrees.

Residency Requirements

Information about residency requirements and process to petition for Missouri residency are listed at

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer Credits
With permission of the student's graduate adviser, up to six credit hours of transfer graduate coursework may be transferred from other non-University of Missouri institutions.
With permission of the student's graduate adviser, up to 14 credit hours of transfer graduate coursework may be transferred from other University of Missouri institutions.
However, at least 16 credit hours of graduate coursework must be taken at UMKC.