Financial Support

Pursuing a graduate degree is a major financial investment. At UMKC, we do our best to offer support and connect students to funding resources.

The Department of Economics offers a number of graduate assistantships, fee waivers and scholarships, all of which are limited and competitive.

Graduate Assistantships and Fee Waivers

The Department of Economics has graduate assistantships and fee waivers available each academic year. In addition, graduate assistantships and fee waivers are available from the research centers in, or associated with, the department. The department also has positions available each year for graduate students to teach introductory undergraduate economics courses.

Awards are announced in March for the following academic year. The UMKC Catalog has more information on regulations and eligibility regarding graduate assistantships.

How to Apply

Our graduate advisors have more information on how to apply for funding opportunities through the department.

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

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

Additional Assistantships

Other units and offices at UMKC offer graduate assistantships. The UMKC Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Office and the School of Graduate Studies both have more information on assistantships available across campus.


The Department of Economics has some scholarship funding available to qualifying graduate students. The College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Office has more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Additional Scholarships