Nov. 11, 2021
To Our Campus Community:
The academic realignment of UMKC, a key element of the UMKC Forward initiative, will become effective with the start of fall semester 2022.
This is an exciting and invigorating time to be at UMKC, a moment rich with opportunity and promise. As with all UMKC Forward initiatives, our goal is expanding excellence. The realignment will allow us to create synergy and innovation in the essential elements of our mission of teaching, research and service.
The realignment will include the launch of three new schools:
The School of Education, Social Work and Psychological Sciences will incorporate these units: Education Leadership, Policy and Foundations; Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies; Social Work; Counseling and Counseling Psychology; and Psychology.
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences will incorporate these units: Art and Art History; Communication Studies; English Language and Literature; Foreign Languages and Literatures; History; Sociology; Economics; Political Science and Philosophy; Race, Ethnic and Gender Studies; and Criminal Justice and Criminology.
The School of Science and Engineering will incorporate these units: Computer Science and Electrical Engineering; Civil and Mechanical Engineering; Architecture, Urban Planning + Design; Physics and Astronomy; Mathematics and Statistics; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Chemistry; Genetics, Development and Evolutionary Biology; and Cell and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.
The following schools will retain their existing structure: Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Conservatory, School of Dentistry, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Health Studies and School of Pharmacy.
It’s important to note that the academic unit restructuring in fall semester 2022 does not impact current students’ degree programs. Program requirements for current students will remain the same.
Through this realignment and other UMKC Forward initiatives, we intend to cultivate and implement new strategies for enrollment growth and student success; faculty development to support, retain and attract additional excellent scholars; research growth and excellence; establishing more high-quality professional and continuing education opportunities; and creating a student and faculty engagement network to connect with our civic and business partners.
If you have any further questions, please email (for students) or (for faculty and staff).
Numerous faculty and staff are engaged in preparing the new schools. We are proud and grateful to have all of you by our side as we stride boldly forward, together, to seize the future.

C. Mauli Agrawal, Ph.D.
Jenny Lundgren, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

University of Missouri-Kansas City | Kansas City, MO 64110 | (816) 235-1000
UMKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
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