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. UOCM101

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. UOCM103a 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. UOCM104a

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 ensure 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. UOCM102

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MA

Master in Environmental Studies

Campus Full time September 2018 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 and 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. ... [-]

Master in Mass Communication

Campus Full time September 2018 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 hours

Comm 5000 Introduction to Graduate Study in Communication, 1 hour Comm 5810 Theories of Communication, 3 hours Comm 5800 Quantitative Research Methods, 3 hoursOr Comm 5820 Qualitative Research Methods, 3 hours

RESEARCH, 0-6 hours

Comm 5890 Thesis, 6 hoursOr Comm 6890 Research Problems (one research paper), 3 hoursOr Comm 6771 Graduate Internship, 3-6 hoursOr Comm 6775 Professional Project Seminar, 1 hourAnd Comm 6890 Research Problems, 3 hours

APPROVED GRADUATE ELECTIVES IN COMMUNICATION, 12-21 hours... [-]


Master in Music (MA)

Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2018 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 coursework), 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.... [-]


Master in Sociology (MA)

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Warrensburg

Sociologists examine institutions such as the family, economy, and religion. The Master's 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. [+]

Master in Sociology (MA)

Sociologists examine institutions such as the family, economy, and religion. The Master's 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.... [-]


MSc

Master in Actuarial Science and Statistics

Campus Full time September 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Aviation Safety (MSc)

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Warrensburg

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.... [-]


Master in College Student Personnel Administration

Campus Full time September 2018 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.... [-]


Master in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology (MSc)

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Warrensburg

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. [+]

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. ... [-]

Master in Computer Science (MSc)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Warrensburg

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. ... [-]

Master in Counseling

Campus Full time September 2018 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. The University of Central Missouri offers fall and spring classes in Lee's Summit.... [-]


Master in Cybersecurity

Campus Full time September 2018 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 of federal/state funding, Google and Nvidia are representatives for industrial funding.... [-]


Master in Industrial Management (MSc)

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Warrensburg

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. ... [-]

Master in Occupational Safety Management (MSc)

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Warrensburg

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. [+]

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 an 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. ... [-]

Master in Technology

Campus Full time September 2018 USA Warrensburg

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 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.... [-]


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University of Central Missouri

Address Office of Admissions, University of Central Missouri, Ward Edwards 1400
MO 64093 Warrensburg, Missouri, USA
Website http://www.ucmo.edu/
Phone +1 877-729-8266