Advising

Our Psychology Advising Office (PAO) is dedicated to helping psychology students succeed during their time at UMKC!

CAS Student Services

General UMKC advising and preprofessional program advising is handled by CAS Student Services. Current students should schedule appointments through Connect

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PAO Advising

Get the most out of your experience at UMKC by meeting with your PAO advisor to discuss the specifics needed for your psychology major or minor. 

  • Registering for classes
  • Planning your courses during your time at UMKC
  • Making sure you are on track to graduate
  • Answering questions about career options after graduation
  • Preparing for graduate study

When do I come to you, and when to I go to CAS student services?

Our office works in tandem CAS Student Services to provide academic advising. We specialize in assisting psychology students with psychology-related issues.

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Contact the Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office

816-235-1092

Meet Our Advisors

Kymberly Bennett

Director, Undergraduate Psychology Advising Office
Email: bennettkk@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1321

Jacob Marszalek

Director, Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences Ph.D. Option
Email: marszalekj@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-2683

Joan McDowd

Director and Advisor, Gerontology Programs
Email: mcdowdj@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1321

Melisa Rempfer

Clinical Training Director
Email: rempferm@umkc.edu