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

The Psychology Advising Office remains open and is here to help our students.  We will be available to help you by email, by phone, or by Zoom. You can email us for assistance at, or you can leave us a phone message by calling 816.235.1092. We will respond to all emails and phone messages within two business days. We look forward to helping you with all of your advising questions and needs!

Our advisors can assist with:

  • Registering for class
  • 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 Arts and Sciences advising?

Our office works in tandem with the College of Arts & Sciences Student Services Office to provide academic advising.  While CASSS provides academic advising and support for College and University requirements, the PAO specializes in assisting psychology students with psychology-related issues.  This  advising flowchart (PDF) provides an overview of when psychology students should visit the PAO and when they should visit the CASSS.  Hint: we hope you visit both offices regularly—at least once each semester!