How to Apply

  • COB Application |  Click here to apply 
    Bioethics One-year Track | Click here to apply
    Bioethics Certification Program (non-degree seeking, 4 credit hour certificate) | Click here to apply

    Application Deadlines

    Applications for all graduate programs at Kansas City University must be submitted by June 1 of the entering year. The graduate programs admit on a rolling admissions process. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

    Your completed application must contain the following*:

    * For the Biomedical Sciences or Bioethics one-year track only. 
    * For Bioethics certificate program requirements, please see special invitation instructions.

    $30 Application Fee
    Fee can be paid by check or money order payable to Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.

    Please submit a minimum one-page essay detailing how KCU's Masters Program will help you achieve your future goals.


    Please submit all transcripts from any college or university attended. (If you have already submitted an application to KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, you do not need to submit at this time. If an offer of acceptance is extended, you will be required to submit all transcripts directly to KCU.) These should be submitted electronically to KCU from each institution if available. 

    Two Letters of Recommendation
    Please submit two letters of recommendation, which should be written by faculty members who can speak to your potential for success in a graduate-level program. (For the biomedical sciences one-year and two-year research tracks, it is suggested that you submit letters from science faculty members.)

    Test Scores:

    • Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
      For students wanting to apply to the College of Osteopathic Medicine through the master of science in biomedical sciences program or the master of arts in bioethics (one-year) program, it is highly recommended that students submit official MCAT scores. Applicants with MCAT scores are given priority in the application process. To send test scores to KCU, log into the THx system and select "print an official copy". Email the document to or mail it to KCU, 1750 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO, 64106.
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test
      Students interested in the two-year research track in biomedical sciences are required to have GRE test scores submitted. Scores can be sent directly to KCU.