University of Missouri-Kansas City Graduate Schools

University of Missouri-Kansas City (referred to as Missouri-Kansas City) is a Public, 4 years school located in Kansas City, MO. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $11,745 for Missouri residents and $27,803 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,305 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 16,003 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

University of Missouri-Kansas City (referred to as Missouri-Kansas City) is a Public, 4 years school located in Kansas City, MO. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The school is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (1/1/1938 - Current[Estimated Date]).
Missouri-Kansas City Directory Information
School NameUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City (Missouri-Kansas City)
Address5000 Holmes St., Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone816-235-1000
Webhttps://www.umkc.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.umkc.edu/admissions/apply/index.html
Financial Infohttps://finaid.umkc.edu
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $11,745 for Missouri residents and $27,803 for out-of-state students. The school has 5,305 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 16,003 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 171 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice). Among them, 9 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$27,803
$11,745 for Missouri Residents
Student Population5,305
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), and Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Number of Programs171 graduate programs
(9 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $11,745 for Missouri residents and $27,803 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $423 for Missouri residents and $1,092 for out-of-state students.
University of Missouri-Kansas City offers the alternative tuition plans.
University of Missouri-Kansas City offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)9 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army)
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening college
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of University of Missouri-Kansas City is $11,745 for Missouri residents and $27,803 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are increased by 4.13% compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Missouri ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$9,048$1,339$23,067$1,339
2018-2019$9,238$1,367$23,849$1,367
2019-2020$9,542$1,464$24,636$1,464
2020-2021$9,761$1,497$25,202$1,497
2021-2022$10,152$1,593$26,210$1,593
The graduate school tuition & fees of Missouri-Kansas City is expensive compared to public graduate schools in Missouri. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,225 and the Missouri graduate tuition is $16,815 (public) / $13,711 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
University of Missouri-Kansas City$11,745$27,803
All Graduate Schools$15,964$19,225
Public$11,349$20,502
Private$19,232
Missouri Graduate Schools$12,462$14,867
Public$9,167$16,815
Private$13,711
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $16,446 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at University of Missouri-Kansas City. On-campus living costs are increased by 4.46% compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $16,202. Off-campus living costs are increased by 8.42% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$11,026$3,490$9,922$4,210
2018-2019$11,498$3,514$10,314$4,226
2019-2020$11,796$3,848$10,626$4,552
2020-2021$11,748$3,556$10,714$4,230
2021-2022$11,992$3,994$11,748$4,454
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $423 for Missouri residents and $1,092 for other students at University of Missouri-Kansas City. The graduate tuition per credit hour are increased by 4.00% compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Missouri ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$377$973
2018-2019$385$994
2019-2020$398$1,027
2020-2021$407$1,050
2021-2022$423$1,092
The law school tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City is $21,195 for Missouri residents and $40,188 for out-of-state students for academic year 2021-2022. For medical school, the average tuition & fees is $27,317 for Missouri residents and $52,270 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the tuition & fees for law school and/or medical schools at University of Missouri-Kansas City.
2021-2022 Law School/Medical School Tuition at University of Missouri-Kansas City
Missouri ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
Dentistry$36,578$1,725$72,900$1,725
Medicine$24,954$2,363$49,907$2,363
Pharmacy$25,824$1,692$56,780$1,692
Law$19,503$1,692$38,496$1,692

Graduate Programs at Missouri-Kansas City

University of Missouri-Kansas City offers 116 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 1,805 students have completed their study at University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Offered Degrees at University of Missouri-Kansas City
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree6221,102
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship111135
Doctor's degree - other40480
Post Bachelor's Degree14114
Post Master's Degree25274
Total11661,805
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at University of Missouri-Kansas City by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Educational Leadership and Administration program with 18 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 179 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the Pharmacy program with 145 completers.
University of Missouri-Kansas City offers 116 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 1,805 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,102 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 480 students have earned/completed Doctorate (Practice) program.
  • 14 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 74 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 135 completers-
Computer Science135-
Education [+] 127 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction41$43,900
Educational Leadership and Administration16$40,900
Educational Evaluation and Research1-
Special Education and Teaching1-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services49$38,000
Secondary Education and Teaching8-
Music Teacher Education10-
Reading Teacher Education1-
Engineering [+] 80 completers-
Civil Engineering21-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering41-
Mechanical Engineering18-
Electrical and Computer Engineering0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics [+] 2 completers-
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2-
Legal Studies [+] 23 completers-
Advanced Legal Research/Studies15-
Tax Law/Taxation8-
English Language and Literature [+] 17 completers-
English Language and Literature11-
Creative Writing6-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities [+] 2 completers-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 18 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences7-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology4-
Biostatistics7-
Bioinformatics0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 7 completers-
Mathematics3-
Financial Mathematics0-
Statistics4-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 6 completers-
Environmental Geosciences6-
Data Science, General0-
Physical Sciences [+] 12 completers-
Chemistry5-
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (other)4-
Physics3-
Psychology [+] 8 completers-
Psychology8-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 2 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration2-
Human Services [+] 73 completers-
Public Administration33$46,700
Social Work40$41,500
Social Sciences [+] 19 completers-
Criminology7-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics10-
Political Science and Government1-
Sociology1-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 78 completers-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts2$28,100
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology10-
Directing and Theatrical Production8-
Fine/Studio Arts1-
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6-
Music6$32,000
Music History, Literature, and Theory4-
Music Performance27-
Music Theory and Composition11-
Conducting3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 203 completers-
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology3-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist2-
Anesthesiologist Assistant10-
Physician Assistant18-
Health Professions Education2-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse168$97,300
Business [+] (1 completers) 278 completers$69,900
Business/Commerce25$69,900
Business Administration and Management179-
Accounting45$56,800
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (other)0-
Finance24$64,900
Real Estate5-
History [+] 12 completers-
History12-
Total1,102
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 7 completers-
Education7-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 7 completers-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)7-
Psychology [+] 15 completers-
Psychology6-
Counseling Psychology9-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 14 completers-
Music Performance12-
Music Theory and Composition1-
Conducting1-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 52 completers-
Nursing Science5-
Nursing Practice47-
Business [+] 2 completers-
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (other)2-
Total135
Doctorate (Practice) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Legal Studies [+] 121 completers-
Law121-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 359 completers-
Dentistry110-
Medicine104-
Pharmacy145-
Total480
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 2 completers-
Disability Studies2-
Education [+] 6 completers-
College/Postsecondary/University Teaching5-
Reading Teacher Education1-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Biostatistics1-
Bioinformatics0-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 2 completers-
Gerontology0-
Historic Preservation and Conservation0-
Medieval and Renaissance Studies2-
Business Analytics0-
Human Services [+] 0 completers-
Public Administration0-
Social Sciences [+] 3 completers-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography3-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 0 completers-
Music Performance0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Medical Scientist0-
Health Professions Education0-
Total14
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies [+] 0 completers-
African-American/Black Studies0-
Education [+] (1 completers) 18 completers-
Curriculum and Instruction0-
Educational Leadership and Administration9-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services1-
College/Postsecondary/University Teaching2-
Reading Teacher Education6-
Psychology [+] 2 completers-
Educational Psychology2-
Social Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography1-
Urban Studies/Affairs1-
Visual and Performing Arts [+] 3 completers-
Music Performance3-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] (1 completers) 36 completers-
Advanced General Dentistry0-
Endodontics/Endodontology2-
Orthodontics/Orthodontology3-
Periodontics/Periodontology0-
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences (other)4-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management0-
1-
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing5-
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing4-
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing4-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing13-
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing0-
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing0-
Business [+] 13 completers-
Business Statistics11-
Construction Management2-
Total74

Graduate Student Population at Missouri-Kansas City

For academic year 2021-2022, total 5,305 students enrolled into University of Missouri-Kansas City graduate schools where it has total 16,003 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 3,276 full-time and 2,029 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,308 male and 2,997 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,3052,3082,997
Full-time3,2761,5321,744
Part-tme2,0297761,253
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,971 White (56.00%), 355 Black/African American (6.69%), 245 Hispanic (4.62%), 483 Asian (9.10%), and 1,251 students with other races. 977 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,3052,3082,997
American Indian/Native American13211
Asian483185298
Black/African American355124231
Hispanic24599146
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander523
White2,9711,1641,807
Two More1515992
Un-Known1054956
Non-resident Alien977624353
University of Missouri-Kansas City offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,119 graduate students (21.09% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 1,168 graduate students (22.02% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total5,305
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,119
Enrolled Some Online Courses1,168
Not in Online Courses3,018
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at University of Missouri-Kansas City. 2,133 students are aged 20 to 24 (40.21% of total students), 4 students are aged below 20 (0.08%), 159 students are aged above 50 (3.00%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,3052,3082,997
Age 18-19404
Age 20-2128595190
Age 22-241,848857991
Age 25-291,511667844
Age 30-34721320401
Age 35-39415175240
Age 40-49362138224
Age 50-641425290
Over 6417413

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