SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

 

Interdisciplinary Ph.D.

The School of Biological Students participates in the UMKC Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program (I.Ph.D.). If you are applying to the I.Ph.D. in Cell Biology & Biophysics (CBB) or the I.Ph.D. in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry (MBB), you will apply to the School of Graduate Studies. Applications to the doctoral program are made online. Click here for the online application. Applicants need to select as their primary discipline either Cell Biology & Biophysics or Molecular Biology & Biochemistry. Once the web application is complete, you will receive an email within 24-48 hours asking you to submit supplementary materials.  The supplementary application/I.Ph.D. Process information is available at http://sgs.umkc.edu/admissions-procedures/
Students are only admitted into the CBB and MBB primary discipline in the Fall semester. To be considered for admission, all application materials must be at UMKC by February 15 of the year of anticipated matriculation. 
Qualifications for admission as a Ph.D. student into CBB or MBB are:
  • A baccalaureate degree in biology, chemistry, physics or related discipline, and a 3.0 grade point average (3.2+ expected).
  • Three letters of recommendation from those familiar with the student's academic and intellectual capabilities.
  • A minimum GRE Aptitude Test score of 300 (out of a maximum of 340) on the verbal and quantitative tests is expected, in combination with a score 4 (out of a maximum of 6) for the analytical writing test.  The subject test is optional. These tests should be taken as early as possible so the results will be available by the February 15 admission deadline. 
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must pass the TOEFL examination with a minimum score of 90 (out of 120) on the Internet-based exam.
  • For all international students, a score of 4.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE) of TOEFL is required.

Test scores should be sent directly to UMKC from ETS-Institution code 6872.

 M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology

Applications to the M.S. Cell and Molecular Biology program are made online. Click here for the online application.  Students are admitted to the M.S. program in either the Fall or Spring semester. For Fall semester admission, all application materials must be at UMKC by February 15 (international applicants) or June 15 (domestic applicants). For Spring semester admission, all application materials must be at UMKC by October 1 (international applicants) or November 1 (domestic applicants). 

Qualifications for admission as a M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology student are:

  • A baccalaureate degree in biology, chemistry, physics or related discipline, and a 3.0 grade point average (3.2+ expected).
  • Three letters of recommendation from those familiar with the student's academic and intellectual capabilities.
  • A minimum GRE Aptitude Test score of 300 (out of a maximum of 340) on the verbal and quantitative tests is expected, in combination with a score 4 (out of a maximum of 6) for the analytical writing test.  The subject test is optional. These tests should be taken as early as possible so the results will be available by the February 15 admission deadline. 
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must pass the TOEFL examination with a minimum score of 90 (out of 120) on the Internet-based exam.
  • For all international students, a score of 4.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE) of TOEFL is required.

Test scores should be sent directly to UMKC from ETS-Institution code 6872.