Interdisciplinary PhD Program

Application Timeline


Fall Semester Admission:

January 1: Application is Available

The application process involves two separate applications: The UMKC Application for International Student Admission (for international applicants only) or the UMKC General Application for Admission (U.S. citizens or permanent residents only) and the School of Medicine Supplemental Application for Admission.

April 1: Application Deadline

The UMKC Application for International Student Admission (for international applicants only) or the UMKC General Application for Admission (U.S. citizens or permanent residents only) is due by this date. After completing either of these applications, applicants will be directed to complete the School of Graduate Studies Supplementary Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Application. The School of Medicine Supplemental Application for Admission is also due by this date. All supporting documents must also be postmarked via mail or submitted online by this date (this includes transcripts, test scores, goal statement and letters of recommendation). Applications that become complete late will be reviewed on a space-available basis, and incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

Please review the table found here for co-discipline discipline deadlines. All application materials must be received in the Graduate Studies Office by the earliest discipline deadline. (For example, if one discipline’s deadline is February 1 and the other is March 15, then application materials must be received by the February 1 deadline).

End of May: Offers of Admission are Extended

Applications for the Bioinformatics Primary Discipline are all reviewed following the final application deadline. Applicants offered admission will be emailed the admissions decision from the School of Medicine Office of Admissions. All decisions of the admissions committee are final.

August: Classes Begin

Students who have been offered admission for the fall semester and who have accepted the offer of admission will matriculate to the Interdisciplinary PhD Studies Program with the Bioinformatics Primary Discipline in August.