Henry W. Bloch
School of Management

Graduate Admissions

Application Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to apply by the priority deadlines, although we offer rolling admissions up to two weeks before the semester starts. Students should consider applying for the Fall or Spring semesters, as core course availability is limited during the Summer semester.

  • Aug. 1 – Fall
  • Dec. 15 – Spring
  • May 1 – Summer

Transfer Credit

We accept up to six credit hours of graduate-level coursework applicable to your program and completed with distinction at an AACSB-accredited institution. All transfer credit must be approved by your academic advisor during your first semester.

How to Apply

Applications are reviewed as they are submitted. All application materials including resume and personal statement must be submitted before your application will be reviewed by the admissions committee.

Please submit these documents along with your UMKC application:

  • All official transcripts sent from the school where you earned any degrees; undergraduate or graduate or credit. We prefer that you request to have your transcripts sent electronically to the Office of Admissions. If mailed, they must be received in a sealed envelope.
    • By secure email
    • By electronic transfer through your school
    • By mail
      • UMKC Office of Admissions
        Atterbury Student Success Center
        5000 Holmes St., Ste. 101
        Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Resume
  • Goal statement
    • In a one-page essay, please describe your career plans and how your desired graduate degree or certificate from the Bloch School can help you reach your goals.

How to apply

Test scores

If you score 600 or higher on the GMAT or its equivalent on the GRE, you will receive automatic admission. GMAT waivers may be granted to applicants with a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA or at least two years of work experience.

Test scores are not required for the MPA program.

Test preparation

Register for and prepare to take the GMAT at mba.com. On the site you can also download free test preparation materials.

We do not endorse any specific test preparation method, but these sites offer free study materials.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

To be considered for financial aid and scholarships, you must be admitted to UMKC as a degree-seeking student.

Priority deadline for financial aid

Feb. 1

Tuition Discounts

In-state tuition through the UMKC Metro Rate is available to graduate students who are residents of these Kansas counties: Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Osage, Shawnee and Wyandotte.

Tuition rates and fees

International Applicants

International applicants requiring a student visa should apply at least one month before the posted deadline.

If you do not have a degree from a U.S. institution, you must demonstrate English proficiency through an approved certifying entity.

View minimum requirements

Visit the International Student Affairs Office (ISAO) to learn how to apply as an international student.

Visit ISAO


Contact us at 816-235-5254 or email us

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