Admissions

Admission Requirements

  • An American Chemical Society-approved bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or its equivalent.1
  • Satisfactory Academic record covering all college work taken prior to the bachelor’s degree (a grade-point average (GPA) of 2.75/4.0) or a GPA of at least 3.0 covering all post-baccalaureate work completed to date.
  • Satisfactory Graduate Record Exam (General Test) score, less than six (6) years old.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation (academic and/or professional)
  • Satisfactory score on the TOEFL exam (for international students only).2

Application Requirements*

Applicants must apply by completing the online application and provide the following:

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Have the following official documents transmitted confidentially:
    1. All undergraduate and if applicable graduate transcripts.
    2. Official Graduate Record Exam (General Test) score, less than six (6) years old.
    3. If applicable, iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.
    4. Letters of recommendation3

*All applications must be submitted online. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Suggested Application Deadlines (early applications are highly encouraged)

April 15 (Fall)
October 15 (Winter)

 

To begin the application process, please visit: http://www.umkc.edu/apply/graduate/index.cfm

 

For more information, please visit the UMKC Admissions website or the UMKC Catalog.

 

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1Applicants are expected to have the equivalent of an American Chemical Society-approved bachelor’s degree in chemistry, which includes coursework in general chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, and one year of physical chemistry requiring calculus and physics as prerequisites.

2Applicants from countries in which English might be one of the official languages, but is not necessarily the first language of the majority of the population, must attain a minimum composite score of either 79 on the iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a score of 6.0 on the IELTS to be considered for admission. For more information please go HERE.

3For the M.S. program, two (2) letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional referees are required.  Three (3) of recommendation from academic and/or professional referees are required for the IPh.D. program.