Graduate Student Resources

Our graduate program is renown for its unique, interdisciplinary approach to economics.

Financial Support

The Department of Economics offers a number of graduate assistantships, fee waivers and scholarships — all of which are limited and competitive.

Graduate assistantships and fee waivers

The Department of Economics has graduate assistantships and fee waivers available each academic year. In addition, graduate assistantships and fee waivers are available from the research centers in or associated with the department. The department also has positions available each year for graduate students to teach introductory undergraduate economics courses.

Awards are announced in March for the following academic year.

How to apply

Our faculty mentors have more information on how to apply for funding opportunities through the department.

Additional assistantships

The School of Graduate Studies has more information on assistantships available across campus.

Scholarships

The Department of Economics has some scholarship funding available to qualifying graduate students. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship Office has more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply.

Department Documents

Graduate Program Handbook

M.A. program of study

School of Graduate Studies Forms

Forms for graduate students (excluding IPh.D. forms)

IPh.D. forms

Your Graduate Faculty Mentors

Scott Fullwiler

IPh.D. Advisor
Email: scottf@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-5701

Sirisha Naidu

Economics M.A. Advisor
Email: snaidu@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-5715