Pharm.D. Application Instructions

Important Information – Non-Missouri Resident Applicants

Out-of-State Applicants

Students who are U.S. Citizens or have attained Permanent Resident status but who are not considered Missouri residents can petition for Missouri residency.  If Missouri residency is granted, this will lower tuition costs.  To find out more about petitioning for Missouri residency, please visit

Non-Missouri Resident Awards

Non-Missouri Residents are eligible for two awards that will significantly reduce their Pharm.D. tuition.

School of Pharmacy Dean’s Nonresident Award This award automatically provides a 90% reduction in the differential between in-state and out-of-state pharmacy school tuition to any newly enrolled non-Missouri resident student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Chancellor’s Historically Underrepresented Minority Nonresident Award – This award allows newly enrolled non-Missouri, U.S. citizen or permanent resident students who identify themselves on the UMKC admission application as African American, Hispanic or Native American to pay in-state tuition.

International Applicants

In addition to completing the PharmCAS Application and the UMKC Doctor of Pharmacy Supplemental Application, international applicants must follow the UMKC International Admission Requirements. Copies of all materials submitted to the International Student Affairs Office must be sent to the UMKC School of Pharmacy Office of Student Affairs. Applicants from countries in which English is not the native language (or if it is one of the official languages but is not necessarily the first language of the majority of the population) are required to present satisfactory Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Scores to satisfy this requirement. Exceptions to this policy:

  1. Non-native speakers from post-secondary institutions in English-speaking countries [the full list of countries may be found here] provided they have spent a minimum of two years in successful full-time study and English was the medium of instruction.
  2. UMKC accepts successful completion of ELS Language Centers Level 112 in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS.The minimum TOEFL [Test of English as a Foreign Language] score required for Pharm.D. applicants is 83 [internet-based] and 6.5 on the IELTS.

If any weakness in the level of proficiency is revealed, appropriate coursework will be required to assure that the student’s success is not jeopardized.