Graduate Admissions

The Department of Economics Graduate programs are a highly important and integrated part of UMKC. Complete admissions requirements to both the M.A. and IPh.D. programs can be found in the MA/IPhD Economics Handbook [PDF].

Master of Arts in Economics

The Master of Arts in Economics program at UMKC encourages students to extend the reach of their scholarships to acquire a wide-ranging foundation in addition to technical mastery of theory and quantitative methods.

Complete admissions requirements can be found in the MA/IPhD Economics Handbook [PDF]. Specific degree requirements can be found in the UMKC Catalog.

Application Deadlines

Early applications are highly encouraged, but applications will be accepted and reviewed continuously.

How to Apply

All UMKC applications must be submitted online through the UMKC Admissions Office. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Economics

The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Economics helps student develop knowledge and skills for independent research on the fundamental questions of the present and future. The world of the future will require scholars with a global approach to problem solving.

Complete admissions requirements can be found in the MA/IPhD Economics Handbook [PDF]. Specific degree requirements can be found in the UMKC Catalog.

Application Deadlines

  • January 15th: Fall Semester state date
  • September 1st: Spring Semester start date

Completed applications received after these dates may be considered for admission, but generally will not be eligible for department assistantships or fellowships.

How to Apply

All UMKC applications must be submitted online through the UMKC Admissions Office. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Contact Us

We invite you to visit campus to learn more about our department and UMKC. Our graduate coordinators are able to answer any questions you have about the programs, admissions requirements and funding opportunities.

M.A. Coordinator:
Dr. Erik Olsen
202H Manheim Hall
Ph: 816-235-5715
olsenek@umkc.edu

IPh.D. Coordinator
Dr. Linwood Tauheed
202C Manheim Hall
Ph: 816-235-2543
tauheedl@umkc.edu