The course requirements for the program are not predetermined, but rather formulated by the student in consultation with the UMKC doctoral faculty who will serve on their supervisory committee, to meet the student's individual needs and research interests, satisfy discipline-specific requirements and assure upon graduation students are able to:

  • Students will demonstrate a thorough degree of knowledge in the primary discipline and co-discipline.
  • Students will demonstrate interdisciplinarity in their writing by integrating methods, theories, paradigms, concepts, etc. from more than one discipline.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to use proper investigation techniques for their chosen disciplines.
  • Students will effectively use oral and written forms of communication to convey their ideas.