Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research

Costs, Financial Aid & Scholarships

It is important to take into consideration the cost of your graduate education and your individual financial needs. Financial planning for the Graduate Certificate program should include estimated tuition and fees, supply costs and living expenses.

Graduate Certificate Program Estimated Education Fees, 2017-2018

The estimated annual educational fees for 2015-2016 provide estimated financial costs to assist you in planning. These estimated expenses are subject to change without notice.

Semester Expense Estimate

Resident Tuition

Metro Rate Tuition*

Non-Resident Tuition

$377.00 (per credit hour)

$377.00 (per credit hour)

$973.30 (per credit hour)

*Graduate, non-professional students who are legal residents of Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Wyandotte, Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage or Shawnee counties in Kansas will be assessed educational fees equivalent to those of a Missouri resident (the “in-state” rate). Metro Rate is contingent on meeting Residency rules established by the Office of Admission.

Contact the Admissions Office for more information:

Phone: 816-235-1111

All numbers above are approximate and do not include additional university and program fees or any living expenses. For exact tuition and fee figures, please see the Cashiers Office Website.

Financial Aid

The UMKC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships can assist with providing additional information regarding financial aid programs, including federal and state grant and loan programs. In addition, the UMKC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships can offer you more information on the types of expenses you can expect, as well as the type of assistance that might be available to you.

Students who do not reside in Missouri but have Missouri state personal income tax may be eligible for the Non-Resident Taxpayers Scholarship. Visit more information.

In general, students interested in merit or need-based financial aid may be eligible for various loans, grants and/or other financial aid programs. To be considered for such programs, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available through the UMKC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships or online at

The priority date for filing the FAFSA is March 1.

For additional financial aid information, contact:

UMKC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
University of Missouri-Kansas City
101 Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2449
Phone: 816-235-1154
Web site:


Scholarships: Clinical Faculty and Fellows Research Scholarship Program

The Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics has established a scholarship program for clinical fellows and faculty who wish to expand their research skills by taking courses in the Master of Science in Bioinformatics program. The scholarship program will be used to pay tuition for selected students so that financial issues do not present a barrier to taking courses in the MS program.

Because funds are limited, applicants for the scholarship program will be ranked by the following criteria:

  1. The applicant has the potential to make a long-term contribution to UMKC.
  2. The applicant has a focus on disparities research and is committed to working with underserved and disenfranchised population groups.
  3. The program is funded by the UMKC Department of Medicine, thus in certain cases applicants from the Medicine department and other closely allied departments may be given priority. Because of the employee discount, UMKC students eligible for this program may be given first priority.
  4. For fellows, the director of the fellowship program must supply a letter agreeing to release time to take courses and at least 4 hours of study time per week. A potential clinical mentor must be identified from the affiliate or regular faculty for IMPH. In certain cases non-affiliated faculty may be considered as appropriate mentors.


How to apply?
  1. Secure a letter of recommendation from your fellowship director.
  2. Identify your desired mentor from the faculty list. Secure their agreement.
  3. Write a one-page goal statement about why you believe this training will help you further your research career.
  4. Email the application to Jennifer Tufts at
  5. Should you enroll in a course and not finish (past the official deadline for dropping) you will be required to refund your tuition to the program.


Who will select the successful scholarship applicants?

A team composed of Drs. Dev Maulik, Jill Moormeier, George Reisz and Steve Simon will meet twice per year in November and June to select scholarship recipients.