PhD Admissions


We accept applications on a rolling admissions basis between 15 November and 15 February. The faculty will review only completed applications.

Required Materials, Domestic Applicants

  • Minimum 650 GMAT score or GRE equivalent score
  • Minimum 3.2 undergraduate GPA, 3.4 GPA graduate (U.S. scaled GPA)
  • Completed online application
  • Resume
    • Current resume showing your work history and any professional certifications
  • Statement of purpose
    • 2-3 pages that describe your career plans, your research interests, why you desire to attend UMKC's Bloch School, and why you want to obtain the PhD
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
    • Former faculty preferred

PhD applicants must send test scores and all final official transcripts to the UMKC Office of Admissions.

Required Materials, International Applicants

  • International students should start the application process with UMKC's International Student Affairs Office (apply & submit an application for admissions)
  • Minimum 3.2 undergraduate GPA, 3.4 GPA graduate (U.S. scaled GPA)
  • Minimum 100 TOEFL score, or 7.5 IETLS score
  • Supplemental items should be sent to

    • See above 'Domestic Applicants' section for required supplemental materials (resume, statement of purpose, 3 letters of recommendation)
  • If you have questions about applying as an international student, please contact the ISAO Office;; 816-235-1113.


Dr. Brian Anderson, Ph.D. Program Director,
Naomi O'Donnell, Operations Manager,

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
5110 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64110

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