University of Missouri-Kansas City Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(4.0 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 80 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 16,936 (11,704 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 38% part-time, 62% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,387 in-state; $24,406 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

The School of Social Work at the University of Missouri - Kansas City is a great program and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of the program is that it is a heavily sought after program by those seeking to specialize in heterodox economics and the program has great, experienced faculty members. One disadvantage is that the program is small.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Dentistry
Graduation Year: 2013

UMKC dentistry is highly respected throughout the US. Although all dental schools are expensive, UMKC is a state school, so the education is a good value. I feel well-prepared to practice dentistry after graduation.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2016

The University of Missouri - Kansas City has a great pharmacy program. The staff is completely committed to the success of each student. The school works hard to ensure the curriculum exceeds standards.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2016

Overall, UMKC School of Pharmacy is a great program. All students studying to become health professionals (Pharmacy, Medical, Nursing and Dental students) attend classes on a completely different campus than undergraduates and other non-health related programs of study. UMKC has an excellent staff; and the school is always striving to make sure we students learn everything there is to know.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros of the graduate program are that the faculty are easily accessible and always willing to help when needed. Also the multiple off-site locations that courses can be taken. One negative is the amount of work that is required outside of the classroom, but I assume that is the case with most graduate programs. Overall, I think the program is great!
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

UMKC Theatre is a nationally competitive graduate program with graduates working across the country and internationally. The work load is heavy; but worth the experience and knowledge gained. Kansas City is a really great city with a thriving arts scene. Cost of living is extremely affordable. Public transportation is not great and the winters are cold but not unbearable.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Great program! Prepares us well for clinical rotations.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

I'm currently in my third year of the 6 year combined BA/MD program. I've really enjoyed the program so far and have learned a lot. With a couple exceptions, the teaching has been excellent. There's lots of opportunities for research and extracurricluar activities. They have a big focus on primary care and serving the underserved. There's a lot of work to do, even from the first year of the program but it is very managable and I have a lot of time to do other activities. Both campuses are very safe and have a strong security presence. Although there isn't always a lot going on on campus, there's always lots of events and activities to do within the city. There's festivals every weekend and lots of museums, restaurants, shopping, and clubs in the area. Although a car isn't required, it is very helpful to have as Kansas City is very spread out and the public transportation here isn't too great (although it is free for students). Faculty here is very friendly and will always take time to talk with you. One unique aspect of this program is that each student is assigned to a small docent group which meets once a week to see patients with a "docent" physician. This begins in the first year and is a great way to connect with other students and a physician. The school's USMLE scores are average with the rest of the country and we were just recently reaccredited by the LCME. Graduates match into every speciality there is, it all just depends on how hard you work. The school itself is not going to prevent anyone from getting into the speciality they want. Two things that are very important to think about before joining this program is whether you are sure you want to be a physician and whether you are willing to work hard from the start. If you aren't sure you want to be a doctor or you want to screw around your first couple years in college, it might be a better idea to go a different route. But if you're serious about being a doctor, this is a great program.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

This program will set you up with hands on classroom experience through internships as well as scholarship opportunities for second career students like myself.
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