University of Central Missouri

Introduction

The University of Central Missouri experience transforms students into lifelong learners, dedicated to service, with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed and lead in the region, state, nation and world.

UCM values lifelong learning

As a university, our focus is to provide students with a solid start in life by preparing them to be successful in a world of accelerated change. To successfully accomplish this, students must be given knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education. The University of Central Missouri’s commitment to continuous learning allows students to find their own sense of purpose and equips them with the tools to make it a reality.

The cornerstones of UCM are innovative academics, engaging programs, servant-leadership opportunities and global perspective. These building blocks allow students to flourish at UCM, and, most importantly, these elements prepare them for a life of continuous learning.

UCM is focused on the future

UCM was founded in 1871 with just a few dozen students and more than 140 years later it serves nearly 12,000 students from the state, regional and national levels. The university also has a diverse representation of international students from nearly 50 countries worldwide.

UCM champions students’ success

UCM has a long tradition of “Education for Service,” which remains ingrained in how we help students to be successful at UCM and how we prepare them to excel in the professional world. We serve students by fostering a community of engagement, providing tutoring and mentoring services that ensures positive outcomes, and participating in relevant experiences that translate to employability. This is demonstrated by our 90-plus percent employment rate for graduates six months after commencement.

UCM cares

UCM provides opportunities for personal, academic and professional growth. Our emphasis on student success through innovative academics, engaging programs, service learning and global perspective keeps us focused on our commitment to shaping lifelong learners.

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Master in Actuarial Science and Statistics

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Warrensburg

The M.S. in Actuarial Science and Statistics is designed to fit the needs of students in actuarial science, statistics or related fields. Core courses include Applied Stochastic Processes and Multivariate Statistical Analysis, with electives in statistics, probability, actuarial science and computer science. [+]

Obtaining your master's degree in mathematics from UCM opens doors of opportunity in your field. Whether you’re looking for more in-depth knowledge in a specialized area or are hoping to make a career move, your master’s degree provides a real advantage. In the graduate program, you will cultivate your ability for independent thought and demonstrate your aptitude for relevant research. The M.S. in Mathematics program offers two options — Mathematics or Actuarial Science and Statistics. The M.S. in Actuarial Science and Statistics is designed to fit the needs of students in actuarial science, statistics or related fields. Core courses include Applied Stochastic Processes and Multivariate Statistical Analysis, with electives in statistics, probability, actuarial science and computer science. To be accepted into this program, a student must have: An undergraduate degree in Mathematics or coursework equivalent to a UCM degree in Mathematics or Actuarial Science and Statistics. A minimum GPA of 3.00 in upper-level mathematics courses. A student not meeting these minimum standards may consult the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics for possible acceptance on a conditional basis. Both options of the MS in Mathematics program offer: Faculty members who take a genuine interest in their students. Small class sizes. Late afternoon and evening courses to accommodate teachers and working professionals. Graduate teaching assistantships. Collaborative research opportunities with faculty members. Admission Criteria To be accepted into this program, a student must have an undergraduate major in mathematics, or course work equivalent to a Central Missouri major in mathematics, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 in upper level mathematics courses. A student not meeting these minimum standards may consult the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics for possible acceptance on a conditional basis. Before completion of the program, a student must either pass a department comprehensive examination or write and successfully defend a thesis. International students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet based) is required. IELTS scores are also accepted at UCM. Regular graduate students should have a band score of 6.0. The TOEFL requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a minimum of 60 semester credit hours or have earned bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in the USA. [-]

Master in Aviation Safety (MSc)

Campus Full time USA

UCM's Master of Science in Aviation Safety degree is one of a very few academic programs to address this particular nationwide need. This program provides you with knowledge of management and safety issues in aviation and the ability to establish or administer safety programs in business, industry or government, offering you a professional capstone for any background in aviation... [+]

Master in Aviation Safety (MSc) UCM's outstanding aviation programs will prepare you to excel in your chosen area of the aviation industry. At UCM, you benefit from hands-on experience and cutting-edge technologies integrated into your coursework. Why Choose Aviation Safety at UCM? UCM owns an airport with 18 flight-ready aircraft, including a fleet of Cessna 172 Skyhawks, multi-engine aircraft and gliders are for flight training. The university has a hot-air balloon, which may be used to earn a rating. The department's flight simulation equipment includes several advanced aviation flight training devices, including a 737 NG AAFD. What will I study? UCM's Master of Science in Aviation Safety degree is one of a very few academic programs to address this particular nationwide need. This program provides you with knowledge of management and safety issues in aviation and the ability to establish or administer safety programs in business, industry or government, offering you a professional capstone for any background in aviation. What can I do with a degree in Aviation Safety? Airport Manager Aviation Inspector Loss Control Safety Inspector Security Specialist How can I get involved outside the classroom? At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects. In Aviation, there are several opportunities to be involved: Alpha Eta Rho Aviation Student Government National Intercollegiate Flight Team Women in Aviation International About our Faculty The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention. The aviation faculty and staff members at UCM represent a wide range of academic and professional training. All faculty hold terminal degrees in their areas of specialization and practices in the field. (http://www.ucmo.edu/aviation/facstaff/) Learn more about Aviation at UCM: Department of Aviation [-]

Master in College Student Personnel Administration

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Warrensburg

The mission of the Master of Science degree program in College Student Personnel Administration is to prepare outstanding generalists for a broad range of entry-level and mid-level positions in student life, student development, student services, and other professional staff areas in institutions of higher education. [+]

The mission of the Master of Science degree program in College Student Personnel Administration is to prepare outstanding generalists for a broad range of entry-level and mid-level positions in student life, student development, student services, and other professional staff areas in institutions of higher education. The curriculum emphasizes the integration of theory and practice in both classroom and field-based settings in order to graduate professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills, commitment to ethics, respect for diversity, and caring to enrich the lives of students with whom they work. The curriculum meets the standards set forth by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education for Student Affairs graduate preparation programs. A major strength of the CSPA program is the close partnerships that exist between the program and student affairs professionals on the campus. Practitioners in student life, housing, student activities, the campus union, and a variety of other settings are active in mentoring and teaching students in the program. Students benefit from working closely with active practitioners who are recognized leaders in their areas of expertise. Admission requirements: Applicants should submit a transcript showing an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with an overall undergraduate grade-point average of at least 2.70, or a 3.0 in the final 60 hours (requirements for those receiving a graduate assistantship may be higher). The transcript is submitted in conjunction with the online application to the graduate school (see application process below). A copy of the transcript (or transcripts) will be sent to the CSPA Program Coordinator with the graduate application. In addition, candidates must also submit a writing sample describing his or her career goal and how the academic program fits with that goal. Lastly, two letters of recommendation are required. One letter should come from a former professor, while the second should be completed by a work supervisor. Student Outcomes The graduate with a degree in College Student Personnel Administration will use the knowledge and skills obtained through his/her studies to: Create programs to promote student development in which a clear understanding of student development theory is translated into applied practice. Describe the various "cultures" which exist on a college campus, including in terms of governance and "political" dynamics, and identify how interaction between and among members of each culture affect the mission of the institution and the quality of teaching and learning on campus. Graduates will be able to create environments in which members of the several cultures learn to appreciate and cooperate with each other in common cause. Understand management, organizational and leadership dynamics, including organizational theory, financial responsibility, legal issues, the preparation and, implementation of a budget, and similar operational issues. Demonstrate a clear comprehension of the various student cohorts seeking higher education in which respect for their individual differences, and understanding of their diversity, as well as an appreciation of their individual and shared concerns are taken into account. Construct environments, based on a clear understanding of entering and continuing student characteristics and needs so that these students are provided optimal opportunities to learn along with appropriate support in meeting predetermined and evolving intellectual and developmental goals. Describe, in clear and precise language, the standards and ethical guidelines which inform the profession and demonstrate, through her/his own behavior, that these codes are "lived" in daily practice. Understand how to employ assessment techniques and to evaluate outcomes from the framework of individual, group, and environmental perspectives and use the information obtained to make judgments about those programs and services offered others. Students will be familiar with methods and techniques of quantitative and qualitative research and gain the ability to critique such research. Students will be provided with opportunities to design, implement and report about a research study. Comprehend how organizational, management, and leadership theory apply to various student affairs functions such as financial aid, academic advising, residence life, etc. They will also be able to discern how management, leadership, and other theories evolve overtime and how to adapt theory and practice to emerging demands and expectation. Communicate, in language appropriate to each audience addressed, the cultural/historical underpinnings of American higher education and the college student personnel profession as well as the purposes served by CSPA professionals in today's higher education. Construct, including in partnership with students, faculty, and others, a series of intentional activities, programs, and events designed to achieve well-defined developmental outcomes as well as predetermining how such outcomes will be assessed and success measured. Demonstrate competency as agents of change including being able to analyze unique situations, cope with unexpected challenges, as well as be able to demonstrate the flexibility and the ability to cope with ambiguity and chaos necessary to function as a professional in the post-modern university. [-]

Master in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology (MSc)

Campus Full time USA

UCM’s nationally and internationally recognized Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology is based on hands-on application, implementation and management. The curriculum emphasizes bringing the latest application development and industry best practices to the classroom and classes in software development, networking, security, advanced OO design and... [+]

Master in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology (MSc) UCM’s Computer Information Systems and Information Technology degree is a unique program focused on technological innovations and challenges in the 21st century. At UCM, you’ll benefit from hands-on experience and cutting-edge technologies integrated into your coursework. Why choose Computer Information Systems and Information Technology at UCM? The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. You have the ability to choose between Software Engineering, e-commerce/Internet Technologies and Geographic Information Systems for your concentration. Previous graduates of the program have gone on to work for various Fortune 500 companies, such as Boeing, Cerner and Microsoft. What will I study? UCM’s nationally and internationally recognized Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology is based on hands-on application, implementation and management. The curriculum emphasizes bringing the latest application development and industry best practices to the classroom and classes in software development, networking, security, advanced OO design and IT architecture will help you become an effective practitioner in the IT industry. What can I do with a degree in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology? CRM Integrator Network Administrator Software Engineer Systems Analyst Web Developer How can I get involved outside the classroom? At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects. student chapter for the Association for Information Technology Professionals Delta Sigma Pi About our Faculty The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention. Our academically qualified faculty members have extensive industry experience and are eager to work with you to make your dream a reality. Learn more about Computer Information Systems and Information Technology at UCM Department of Accountancy and Computer Information Systems [-]

Master in Computer Science (MSc)

Campus Full time 2 years USA

UCM’s Master of Science in Computer Science is one of Missouri’s finest academic programs addressing the increasing nationwide need for computer graduates. This program provides you with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement and analyze algorithms, computer systems, communication networks and database systems, along with the ability to adapt to a dynamic multidisciplinary... [+]

Master in Computer Science (MSc) UCM’s Computer Science program is designed to produce senior computer professionals in the computer industry, and its focus is on the application of technology to solve a variety of practical problems. Why choose Computer Information Systems and Information Technology at UCM? The program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. UCM is the largest MS in Computer Science program in the state of Missouri. You’ll have access to labs equipped with state-of-the-art computing software through major corporate license agreements such as Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance and Oracle Academy. What will I study? UCM’s Master of Science in Computer Science is one of Missouri’s finest academic programs addressing the increasing nationwide need for computer graduates. This program provides you with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement and analyze algorithms, computer systems, communication networks and database systems, along with the ability to adapt to a dynamic multidisciplinary technological environment through teamwork, ethical concerns, and effective communication. What can I do with a degree in Computer Science? Computer Systems Analyst Database Administrator .NET/JAVA Developer Software Architect How can I get involved outside the classroom? At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects. In Computer Science, there is the opportunity to be involved in the student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. About our Faculty The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention. Computer Science faculty at UCM are actively engaged in research activities which result in peer-reviewed publications and externally funded grants. Our faculty's research projects are well funded by both federal/state governments and industries. Learn more about Computer Science at UCM Department of Mathematics and Computer Science [-]

Master in Counseling

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Warrensburg

The Master’s Degree in Counseling (MS Counseling) builds on bachelor’s degrees in a variety of areas. The MS Counseling is designed to prepare professional counselors to work with individuals and groups addressing family, mental health, career and educational issues. [+]

The Master’s Degree in Counseling (MS Counseling) builds on bachelor’s degrees in a variety of areas. The MS Counseling is designed to prepare professional counselors to work with individuals and groups addressing family, mental health, career and educational issues. The degree meets the educational requirements established by the Committee for Professional Counselors needed for licensure as a community counselor (Licensed Professional Counselor ). The program satisfies the educational requirements established by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for certification as a Professional School Counselor. Many of our students choose to obtain both school counselor certification and the LPC credential so that they can practice in either a school or community setting. University of Central Missouri offers fall and spring classes in Lee's Summit. [-]

Master in Cybersecurity

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Warrensburg

Welcome to the M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Program at the University of Central Missouri. The University of Central Missouri is consistently ranked by the Princeton Review and the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best universities in the Midwest region which consists of 12 states. [+]

Welcome to the M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Program at the University of Central Missouri. The University of Central Missouri is consistently ranked by the Princeton Review and the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best universities in the Midwest region which consists of 12 states. This program is designed to prepare graduates with advanced skills in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. The graduates from the program can apply these skills to protect resources in the cyber domain and work as senior cybersecurity professionals in various sectors of industry that have significant online resources. Cybersecurity faculty at UCM are actively engaged in research activities which result in peer-reviewed publications and externally funded grants. Our faculty's research projects are well funded by both federal/state governments and industries. While National Science Foundation (NSF), Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) are examples for federal/state funding, Google and Nvidia are representatives for industrial funding. Cybersecurity program's labs are equipped with state-of-the-art computing software through major corporate license agreements such as Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA), Oracle Academy and VMware. Program Outcome The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to: Design, implement and analyze an organization’s information security policies. Design, implement, and deploy cybersecurity solutions for protecting an organization’s information resources. Identify the appropriate cryptographic algorithms and protocols to be deployed in the context of an organization’s security policy. Assess the security vulnerabilities of an organization’s networks against cyber adversaries. Design and implement secure software. Design and implement appropriate incident response and handling procedures in case of a security breach. Address the needs of society with a sense of professionalism. Adapt to a dynamic multidisciplinary technological environment through teamwork, ethical concerns, and effective communication. Stay abreast of advancements in the area of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. Admission Criteria Admission is granted on the basis of applicant’s academic aptitude and potential which will be evaluated through academic record, test scores and/or work experience. To be admitted to the program, a student must have an undergraduate degree in computer science or a related discipline. Applicants who have degrees in some non-computing fields will also be considered for admission provided they have completed at least one programming course and one data structures course with a grade of B or better. a student must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.8. applicants must complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a minimum combined score of 291 (1000 on the old scale) in Verbal and Quantitative reasoning. Applicants must submit official GRE test scores by Educational Testing Services (ETS) directly to the University of Central Missouri. The ETS institution code for sending GREscores to UCM is 6090, program code is 0402. Applicants with exceptional undergraduate performance may be considered with a lower GRE score. The GRE test requirement can be waived if any one of the following condition is satisfied: the student is a graduate of a regionally accredited college or university with a degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/Information Systems and a GPA of 3.5 or more the student has earned an M.S. or more advanced degree in a closely related discipline International students whose native language is not English and do not have a US degree are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet based) is required. IELTS and PTE scores are also accepted at UCM. Regular graduate students should have a band score of 6.0 in IELTS or 53 in PTE. The English requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a minimum of 60 semester credit hours or have earned a bachelor or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in the USA. Submission of a Statement of Purpose and 3 letters of recommendation is OPTIONAL for admission. They may however be required if the student applies for Graduate Assistantship or Student Worker positions. Applicants who do not meet one of the above minimum admission requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis [-]

Master in Industrial Management (MSc)

Campus or Online Full time Part time USA

The program’s strength is the affordable curriculum presented by highly qualified faculty with expertise in the area of industrial management. The curriculum emphasizes student achievement while providing the flexibility necessary for students with busy schedules... [+]

Master in Industrial Management (MSc) The Master of Science in Industrial Management degree program is designed for students who desire work in management or supervisory positions in industry. Participants in the master’s of science degree program develop skills useful to business and industry. Why Choose Industrial Management at UCM? The program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering. A survey of recent graduates found the average age was 40, with a mean salary of $65,000 per year. Some occupational titles include vice president of operations, director of safety department, production/plant manager, shift supervisor, engineer, senior technician, and quality system specialist. What will I study? The program provides a balanced curriculum focusing on the human element of the workplace as well as a variety of industrial systems. Specific skills will be developed in the field of leadership, problem solving, and decision-making. The curriculum uses web-based learning with the option to enroll in on-campus courses to round out a blended learning approach. This program includes online and on-campus options. Courses include: Current Issues in the Industry Engineering Economy International Technology Management Organizational Dynamics About our Faculty The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention. Students learn from highly experienced full-time faculty members who provide individualized student program advisement. Learn more about Industrial Management at UCM School of Technology [-]

Master in Occupational Safety Management (MSc)

Campus or Online Full time Part time USA

This degree prepares students to assist management in the effective use of resources for the development, implementation and assessment of comprehensive safety and health programs in a variety of occupational settings. A student pursuing a M.S. in Occupational Safety Management will benefit... [+]

Master in Occupational Safety Management (MSc) This degree prepares students to assist management in the effective use of resources for the development, implementation and assessment of comprehensive safety and health programs in a variety of occupational settings. A student pursuing a M.S. in Occupational Safety Management will benefit because: This program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET. You’ll have access to labs, mock accidents and conferences that will provide hands-on experience. There are numerous scholarship and financial assistance opportunities available in this program. Career placement rates for safety science graduates are very high. This program is offered on campus, at the UCM Summit Center in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and may be taken entirely online. Students seeking admission to this program must: Have a baccalaureate degree with a GPA of 2.5. Submit a three-to-five page essay that demonstrates writing skills and relates proposed graduate degree learning outcomes to professional goals. Have completed a semester of business or industrial management, a semester of behavioral science (i.e. psychology or sociology), one semester of two different college level science classes with laboratory (i.e. chemistry, life science or biology) and a semester of college level algebra and statistics. Exhibit an acceptable level of competence on a departmentally designated exit examination to be completed during the last semester of study. Application for admission will not be considered by the department prior to submission of the required essay. School of Environmental, Physical and Applied Sciences [-]

Master in Technology

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Warrensburg

The <strong>Master of Science in Technology degree</strong> is an advanced curriculum focused on preparing individuals for positions in technology related organizations, enterprises and activities. [+]

The Master of Science in Technology degree is an advanced curriculum focused on preparing individuals for positions in technology related organizations, enterprises and activities. The School of Technology facilities are designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience state-of-the-art technology, software applications, and equipment. This is a necessity when preparing students for technical and management careers in the twenty first century. Mission Statement The Master of Science degree in Technology is focused on preparing students for professional positions in technology related organizations, enterprises, and activities. Graduates are prepared in a range of rapidly evolving technological disciplines, as entrepreneurs and members of an organizational enterprise. Required core coursework includes classes in quality systems, current issues in industry, organizational dynamics, applied research, legal aspects of industry, and international management. In addition, students select 12 to 15 hours of credit from approved electives that allow them to specialize in an area of interest. The specialization areas include: Agriculture, Electronics Technology, Graphics, Automotive Technology, CADD Technology, Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Fashion and Apparel Merchandising, Graphic Arts Technology Management, General Technology, Lean Six-Sigma, Manufacturing Management, Network Security, Photography, or other approved departments. These graduate electives are to be taken at UCM. Prior to admission to this program, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 or have received at least a 3.0 in Research Methods, Legal Aspects of Industry, and one three-hour course from the approved graduate electives program listing. In addition to the undergraduate or graduate grade-point average, each student must have completed the minimum background requirements listed in the graduate catalog and 15 semester hours of technology and/or related work experience. Applicants must submit a "Career Goal Statement", and Resume including three contact references. A student must pass a comprehensive examination before completion of the program. The objectives of the Master of Science in Technology are to: Provide a sound academic background in an approved technical areas. Provide an atmosphere conducive to creative intellectual specialties. Provide courses that will enhance an individual's quality of life through increased knowledge and skills needed for the technical age. Provide the opportunity to apply the scientific method of research to technical problems. [-]

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Master in Environmental Studies

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Warrensburg

Welcome to the School of Environmental, Physical and Applied Sciences. The school is part of the College of Health, Science and Technology and is home to long-standing, highly rated and sought-after programs. [+]

Welcome to the School of Environmental, Physical and Applied Sciences. The school is part of the College of Health, Science and Technology and is home to long-standing, highly rated and sought-after programs. Biochemistry and Chemistry Programs The Biochemistry and Chemistry programs have a long-standing tradition of educating students in the traditional areas of chemistry and new expanding programs within our disciplines. There are also many exciting pre-professional programs available for our students. The Biochemistry amd Chemistry programs at UCM exist to provide active, modern undergraduate programs in chemistry: To serve the intellectual needs of students seeking a liberal education To serve the technical and general educational needs of students To prepare professional chemists and teacher For students planning careers in health, science, and engineering fields. Chemistry offers one Bachelor of Arts, four Bachelors of Sciences undergraduate degrees and one minor. Earth Science Earth Science is a student-centered program that integrates excellent teaching, research, scholarship and service to prepare for future success. We pride ourselves on offering high-quality courses that we consider to be competitive with any university. Among the faculty there is practical experience in the areas of mining and mineral exploration, petroleum geology, environmental/engineering geology, hydrology, paleontology and science education. Many of these experiences are brought to the classroom. Earth Science offers a B.S. Degree in Eduation leading to certification to teach Earth Sciences in grades 9-12 and an Earth Science minor. Geography Program The Geography program is a "big picture" discipline and serves as an important bridge or liaison between the social, physical and mathematical sciences. In other words, it incorporates aspects of many other fields such as geology, history, biology, and anthropology. Geography is a core discipline in our campus curriculum and excellent preparation for life in a complex and fast-paced world. Geography offers important analytic tools for careers in areas such as planning, criminal justice, agriculture, environmental studies and international affairs. Spatial data analysis, cartography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are some of the hottest areas in the global workplace. Geography offers two minors and a graduate certificate. Physics Program The future depends greatly on how people solve the world's problems, and problem solving is what physicists do best. From work in biophysics to quatum computation, there are abundant opportunities in the sciences. The program offered by UCM prepares students for these rewarding careers. The physics degree programs at UCM provide a balanced curriculum of classroom instruction and practical laboratory experience. Physics offers one B.S. in Education degree and one minor. Safety Sciences Programs The Safety Sciences programs provide diverse safety and health programs for the undergraduate and graduate students. The program offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Safety Management, and Occupational Safety and Health. In conjunction with these degree the department offers minors in Safety and Fire Science. The Department also offers Master of Science degrees in Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety Management. The curricula are designed to enhance the professional success of the student. The faculty will provide opportunities for the student to develop communication and problem solving skills, networking and an understanding of safety and health values. [-]

Master in Mass Communication

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Warrensburg

There are two master's programs offered at UCM in communication, a Master of Arts in Mass Communication and a Master of Arts in Speech Communication. [+]

There are two master's programs offered at UCM in communication, a Master of Arts in Mass Communication and a Master of Arts in Speech Communication. Mass Communication REQUIRED GRADUATE COURSES , 7 hrs Comm 5000 Introduction to Graduate Study in Communication, 1 hr Comm 5810 Theories of Communication, 3 hrs Comm 5800 Quantitative Research Methods, 3 hrs Or Comm 5820 Qualitative Research Methods, 3 hrs RESEARCH, 0-6 hrs Comm 5890 Thesis, 6 hrs Or Comm 6890 Research Problems (one research paper), 3 hrs Or Comm 6771 Graduate Internship, 3-6 hrs Or Comm 6775 Professional Project Seminar, 1 hr And Comm 6890 Research Problems, 3 hrs APPROVED GRADUATE ELECTIVES IN COMMUNICATION, 12-21 hrs GRADUATE ELECTIVES, 0-6 MINIMUM GRADUATE HOUR TOTAL, 31 hrs [-]

Master in Music (MA)

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2016 USA Warrensburg

This program has a minimum graduate credit hour total of 32 hours. You must have completed, or be in the act of completing, a bachelors degree from an accredited institution before you can apply for entrance into UCM’s graduate program. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music... [+]

Master in Music (MA) In this program, you’ll have access to current music technology, well-equipped classrooms and recording studios to enhance your learning. UCM offers the traditional Master of Arts in music degree, with emphases in: Conducting History and Literature Kodaly Music Education Performance Piano Pedagogy Theory and Composition Students may also complete an MA degree during three summer sessions (with additional online course work), with emphases in: Music Education (conducting emphasis for music educators) Kodaly About this program This program has a minimum graduate credit hour total of 32 hours. You must have completed, or be in the act of completing, a bachelors degree from an accredited institution before you can apply for entrance into UCM’s graduate program. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Assistantships

 Graduate students in music may apply for assistantships in both the music department and in those areas of the university where assistantships do not require specialized knowledge. The student may request an application for an assistantship from the Graduate Office. Assistantships include both a fee waiver for graduate courses taken for credit and a stipend of $7,500 for the academic year. Students should submit their application for an assistantship in music by March 1 if they intend to begin graduate study the following August. Assistantships are announced by April 15 for the coming academic year. There are numerous scholarship and financial assistance opportunities available in this program. [-]

Master in Sociology (MA)

Campus Full time USA

Sociologists examine institutions such as the family, economy and religion. The Masters degree in Sociology is a dual-emphasis program designed to prepare you for employment in public sectors and academic settings by providing in-depth training. The program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for a successful career in sociology. You will study the... [+]

Master in Sociology (MA) Sociologists examine institutions such as the family, economy and religion. The Masters degree in Sociology is a dual-emphasis program designed to prepare you for employment in public sectors and academic settings by providing in-depth training. The program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for a successful career in sociology. You will study the theories of society, conduct research and design a project to solve your research question. To be accepted into this program, a student must have a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 and a minimum grade point average of 2.75 in at least 15 hours of undergraduate sociology or related areas. A student without the 15 semester hours in sociology or related areas may be required to complete up to 15 hours of background courses in sociology. Working with the graduate coordinator, each student will develop a program of study no later than after the completion of 12 graduate credit hours. Students are required to submit a portfolio demonstrating knowledge and skill development, which must receive a minimum evaluation of acceptable prior to degree completion. This program has a minimum graduate hour total of 33 hours. There are numerous scholarship and financial assistance opportunities in this program. Department of Communication and Sociology [-]

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Office of Admissions, University of Central Missouri,
Ward Edwards 1400

Warrensburg, Missouri, MO 64093 US