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.

PhD applicants must email their resume, statement of purpose and direct all (3) letters of recommendation to

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,

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

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