The School of Graduate Studies is responsible for monitoring compliance to the campuswide minimum graduate academic regulations. Working with and through the Graduate Council and Graduate Officers Committee, the School also provides leadership and coordination of all graduate programs, offers programs to prepare graduate students for faculty positions in a variety of educational settings, and administers a number of competitive graduate fellowships.

The School also serves as the academic and administrative home for students admitted to the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.

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  • MCSA BASED MECHANICAL FAULT ANALYSIS OF THREE PHASE SQUIRREL CAGE INDUCTION MOTOR 

    Marri, Raj Kiran Reddy; Verma, Shambhavi (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    This paper deals with mechanical fault analysis of three phase induction motor using Motor Current Signature Analysis. This is a reliable technique that can be used to monitor the health of three phase induction motor. ...
  • Harry Potter and the Hero Journey of Draco Malfoy 

    Hunt, Sydney (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    The first volume of the Harry Potter septology was published in 1997, and since that time tens of thousands of pages have been written analyzing the stories, characters, and content. In all those pages, very rarely is ...
  • Grammar Teaching Challenges and Strategies for Refugees 

    Beckerman, Stephanie (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    Teaching students English as a second language is a complex task involving a myriad of factors. Having taught refugees, who are considered a specialized subset of ESL learners, I knew there were additional considerations ...
  • Factors Associated with Social Justice Beliefs among Undergraduate College Students 

    Khan, Marina (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    The current study examined how college students’ social justice beliefs associate with levels of trait anxiety symptoms and religiosity. Secondary education differences were also analyzed. The sample consisted of 126 ...
  • Hot or Not: The Effects of Social Status on Attraction among Male and Female Students 

    McCarthy, Margaret (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    Evolutionary theology states that attractive qualities change over time and are different between males and females (Buss, 2012). Males and females have different preferences in both sort and long-term relationships, ...
  • One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: An Analysis of the Post-Soviet Transition in Belarus 

    Malyshava, Mila (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    The republic of Belarus has experienced several stages of transition after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The first stage was characterized by an attempt to shift away from the soviet production techniques, experimenting ...
  • The Failure of Saudi Arabia Economic and Social Development: An Ideological Perspective 

    Alramadhan, Hussain (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    The paper identifies the essence of Saudi Arabia economic stagnation and social retardation. It shows the remarkably influence of Wahhabism ideology on the all aspects of Saudi Arabians’ lives. It would range from an ...
  • Program Evaluation: Preferred Hospice 

    Hunter, Carissa (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    Preferred Hospice is a Missouri-based hospice agency or “comfort care” that is offered to all terminally ill patients whom, according to a doctor, have a life expectancy of six months or less. Preferred Hospice has six ...
  • Teaching A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Discussion of Various Interpretations of Themes 

    Demiroz, Emine (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    Shakespeare has been at the center of the high school English curriculum in the United States since the advent of the McGuffey Readers in the mid-nineteenth century to the revision of the canon at the end of the twentieth. ...
  • POTENTIALS OF RICE HUSK ASH FOR SOIL STABILIZATION 

    Sarapu, Divyateja (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    Due to the large production of agricultural wastes, the world is facing a serious problem of its handling and disposal. The disposal of agricultural wastes has a potential negative impact on the environment causing ...
  • Intercultural Appropriation and the Synagogues of Medieval Spain 

    Charbonneau, Cathy (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    Toledo is a city located along the Iberian Peninsula of Spain. It was declared by UNESCO in 1986 to be a World Heritage Site because of a phenomenon that occurred there between the eighth and fifteenth centuries that is ...
  • The Glorious Revolution, Economic Institutions and the Developing World 

    Afzal, Aqdas (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    This paper critically examines the relative merits of New Institutional Economics (NIE, hereafter) versus the critical institutionalist method of institutional analysis. The paper sketches how the Glorious Revolution, a ...
  • Bayesian Model Averaging application on Energy consumption model In Saudi Arabia 

    Alrazyeg, Abdullah (Interdisciplinary Doctoral Student Council at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2016)
    The paper attempts to establish the determinants of energy use in Saudi Arabia over the period (1971 - 2011) Using Bayesian model averaging approach (BMA). In the literature, there are several explanatory variables that ...
  • Till Coffee Do Us Part 

    Chittum, John Rupert (2016)
    Till Coffee Do Us Part is a chamber opera scored for two violins, cello, electronics,  soprano, and tenor. The opera was written as a part of Black House Collective’s and the  Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alli ...
  • Permanent Solution: Contraceptive sterilization policies and practices in the U.S. from 1960-1979 

    Brueggemann, Cecelia S. (2015)
    This study examines the social and political anxieties regarding poverty and reproduction during the 1960s and 1970s that led to the sterilization of young, African-American women from low-income families. It begins ...
  • Conformational and Structural Investigation of Substituted Hydrocarbons and Ring Compounds by Vibrational and Microwave Spectroscopy 

    Deodhar, Bhushan Shripad (2016)
    The physiochemical properties of a molecule of interest are usually obtained from its molecular structure, and it involves the orientation of one part of the molecule about a particular bond with respect to the rest ...
  • Evaluating the Outcomes of a Concept-Based Curriculum in an Associate Degree Nursing Program 

    Harrison, Carmen V. (2016)
    A complete overhaul of nursing education has been commanded due to concerns regarding the proficiency of novice nurses and the clinical care they provide in today’s increasingly complex health care environment. Novice ...
  • Data Structures and Algorithms for Partitioning a Set into Sets of Non-Descending Cardinality 

    Titti, Oshani (2015)
    Data structures have been around since the structured programming era. Algorithms often associate with data structures. An algorithm is a sequence of instructions that accomplishes a task in a finite time period. The ...
  • Redating Pericles: A Re-examination of Shakespeare’s Pericles as an Elizabethan Play 

    Stelting, Michelle Elaine (2015)
    Pericles's apparent inferiority to Shakespeare’s mature works raises many questions for scholars. Was Shakespeare collaborating with an inferior playwright or playwrights? Did he allow so many corrupt printed versions ...
  • Experiences of African American Baccalaureate Nursing Graduates: Entrance, Culture, and Retention in Nursing School 

    Manney, Ronalda (2015)
    The experiences of African American Baccalaureate Nursing Graduates is becoming a phenomenon of interest among university and college administrators, faculty, and staff. Currently there are 2.4 million registered nurses ...

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