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.

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Reasons to Believe in a UCM education.

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  • A Culture of service connects students to something bigger than themselves through opportunities to give back to the community such as Habitat for Humanity.

  • Engaged Learning through hands-on learning experiences in and outside the classroom includes programs such as Innovative Public Relations and the Integrative Business Experience.

  • Future-Focused Academics offers state-of-the-art equipment such as Redbird simulators and internships to equip students with up-to-date skills.

  • A Worldly Perspective enhances students’ college experience by offering opportunities to participate in study abroad programs in countries such as France or New Zealand.

Champions of Student Success

UCM’s Learning to a Greater Degree Contract is our promise to you that with your commitment, we'll help you complete a more valuable degree on time. We foster a community of engagement by providing you with resources to help you succeed, such as our Student Success Center and Writing Center. We are proud of our more than 90 percent employment rate for students six months after graduation.

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Focused on the Future

Founded in 1871 in Warrensburg, Missouri with only a few dozen students, more than 140 years later, UCM serves 12,333 students.

Our diverse student population represents nearly every state and 50 countries across the globe.





Learning to a Greater Degree

Learning to a Greater Degree conveys the depth of experiences students gain at the University of Central Missouri. Here, you are part of an educational experience that extends beyond the classroom. Students' time at UCM empowers them to excel in the fast-paced world of today and tomorrow.

Learning to a Greater Degree is not a marketing campaign; it is more than that. It defines who we are and what we do at UCM. Supported by the four reasons to believe, Learning to a Greater Degree gives us a way to tell UCM's story.

Reasons to believe:

  • Engaged learning
  • Future-focused academics
  • Worldly perspective
  • Culture of service

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

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Master in Mass Communication

Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 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.

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Required Courses (7 required hours)

Comm 5000 Introduction to Graduate Study in Communication (1) Comm 5810 Theories of Communication (3) Comm 5820 Qualitative Methods (3)

OR

Comm 5800 Quantitative Methods (3)

And one of the following research components:

Comm 5890 Thesis (3); or Comm 6890 Research Problems (3); or Comm 6771 Graduate Internship (3-6); or Comm 6775 Professional Project Seminar (1)

And

Comm 6890 Research Problems (3)

MINIMUM GRADUATE HOUR TOTAL, 31 hours

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Master in Music (MA)

Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years January 2019 USA Warrensburg

The Department of Music fosters artistic excellence through scholarship, teaching, and performance, serving as a center of artistic inquiry, leadership, and collaboration. In fulfillment of its mission, the Department of Music: Advocates music as an essential element of human experience; Prepares students for careers and further study in music; Serves as a leader in music education, while offering distinctive programs in music technology, Kodaly certification, jazz/commercial music, and piano pedagogy. The department encourages creative and reflective thinking through its support of the General Education program. [+]

The Department of Music fosters artistic excellence through scholarship, teaching, and performance, serving as a center of artistic inquiry, leadership, and collaboration. In fulfillment of its mission, the Department of Music:

Advocates music as an essential element of human experience. Prepares students for careers and further study in music. Serves as a leader in music education, while offering distinctive programs in music technology, Kodaly certification, jazz/commercial music, and piano pedagogy.

The department encourages creative and reflective thinking through its support of the General Education program.

UCM offers the traditional Master of Arts degree in music, with emphases in:... [-]


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Master in Actuarial Science and Statistics

Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 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)

Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years January 2019 USA Warrensburg + 2 more

The Master of Science in Aviation Safety at the University of Central Missouri is one of a kind in the nation. UCM is one of the few institutions in the world offering an advanced degree in aviation safety. The program has been offered for more than 30 years and graduates have found their careers in various aviation disciplines including but not limited to academia, aviation regulatory agencies, military/civil aviation safety boards, airlines, airport management/design, aerospace equipment manufacturers, aviation consultants, etc. The diverse backgrounds of students coming domestically and from other nations make it a complete learning experience. [+]

The Master of Science in Aviation Safety at the University of Central Missouri is one of a kind in the nation. UCM is one of the few institutions in the world offering an advanced degree in aviation safety. The program has been offered for more than 30 years and graduates have found their careers in various aviation disciplines including but not limited to academia, aviation regulatory agencies, military/civil aviation safety boards, airlines, airport management/design, aerospace equipment manufacturers, aviation consultants, etc. The diverse backgrounds of students coming domestically and from other nations make it a complete learning experience.

The aviation safety program is offered both on campus and 100% online. Students may pursue the degree program exclusively online, on-campus, or a combination of both. The program is designed for the career development of persons with either an academic or work experience background in either aviation or safety.... [-]


Master in College Student Personnel Administration

Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 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 2 years January 2019 USA Warrensburg

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology (MS CIS&IT) Degree is a unique program focused on technological innovations and challenges in the 21st century. The program is fully accredited by AACSB International. [+]

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology (MS CIS&IT) Degree is a unique program focused on technological innovations and challenges in the 21st century. The program is fully accredited by AACSB International. Recent graduates of the MS CIS&IT (previously knows as MSIT) program are working in organizations such as Boeing, Cerner, Sprint, Microsoft, IBM, Wal-Mart, DST Systems, Edward Jones, Yellow Freight, Facebook Inc., H & R Block and many other Fortune 500 companies.

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems & Information Technology (MS CIS&IT) is a 30-hour program. Currently, two 12-hours tracks are available. These are:... [-]


Master in Computer Science (MSc)

Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 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... [+]

UCM's MSCS program is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, through the University of Central Missouri.

Welcome to the M.S. in Computer Science program at the University of Central Missouri - the high quality and most affordable computer science masters program in the state of 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. In addition, we are proud to be the largest MS in Computer Science program in the state of Missouri. This 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.... [-]


Master in Counseling

Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 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 (http://pr.mo.gov/counselors.asp) 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 (http://dese.mo.gov) 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.... [-]


Master in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 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.... [-]


Master in Industrial Management (MSc)

Online Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2019 USA Warrensburg + 2 more

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. The comprehensive curriculum focuses on technology management and organizational effectiveness with a research and scholarly work component designed to meet the needs of the individual student. Library resources are unequaled in similar size universities, with a strong emphasis on remote database access. This makes distance learning and associated research easier to achieve. [+]

A Uniquely Designed Curricula Developed with Industrial Managers

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. The comprehensive curriculum focuses on technology management and organizational effectiveness with a research and scholarly work component designed to meet the needs of the individual student. Library resources are unequaled in similar size universities, with a strong emphasis on remote database access. This makes distance learning and associated research easier to achieve.... [-]


Master in Occupational Safety Management (MSc)

Online Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2019 USA Warrensburg + 2 more

This professional degree is offered to prepare students to assist management in the effective use of resources for the development, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive safety and health programs in a variety of occupational settings. [+]

This professional degree is offered to prepare students to assist management in the effective use of resources for the development, implementation, and assessment of a comprehensive safety and health programs in a variety of occupational settings.

A graduate student of Occupational Safety Management has the opportunity to:

Develop a passion for lifelong learning in safety-specific competencies. Gain hands-on experience in the field and through class projects. Demonstrate knowledge of professional integrity and ethical standards. Recognize the importance of contemporary, global and societal issues as they relate to the practice of occupational safety and health.

This program is offered on campus, at the Summit Center and two of the areas may be taken entirely online.... [-]


Master in Technology

Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 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 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. [+]

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.

The Master of Science degree in Technology is an advanced curriculum focused on preparing for positions in technology related organizations, enterprises, and activities. Students are able to select coursework to meet their individual career goals. Coursework will include advanced technologies, management, safety, applied research, quality assurance and computer simulations.... [-]


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Master in Big Data Analytics & Information Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Warrensburg

Master of Science in Big Data Analytics and Information Technology Degree is a unique program focused on technological innovations and challenges in the 21st century. The program is fully accredited by AACSB International. Recent graduates of programs in our department are working in organizations such as Apple, Amazon, Boeing, Cerner, DST Systems, Edward Jones, Facebook Inc., IBM, Microsoft, Sprint, Target, Wal-Mart, Yellow Freight, H & R Block and many other Fortune 500 companies. [+]

Overview

Master of Science in Big Data Analytics and Information Technology Degree is a unique program focused on technological innovations and challenges in the 21st century. The program is fully accredited by AACSB International. Recent graduates of programs in our department are working in organizations such as Apple, Amazon, Boeing, Cerner, DST Systems, Edward Jones, Facebook Inc., IBM, Microsoft, Sprint, Target, Wal-Mart, Yellow Freight, H & R Block and many other Fortune 500 companies.

Master of Science in Big Data Analytics & Information Technology is a 30-hour program.

"Think quality, think MS BDA&IT " MS in Big Data Analytics and IT Admission Requirements

Admission is granted on the basis of person's academic aptitude and potential evaluated through the academic record, work experience, and test scores. Courses completed prior to receipt of an undergraduate degree cannot be used toward the Big Data and Business Analytics degree.... [-]


Master in Teaching English as a Second Language

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Warrensburg

The faculty and staff of the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) would like to thank you for your interest in our master's of arts (MA) degree or our graduate certificate program in teaching English as a second language (TESL). [+]

Overview

The faculty and staff of the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) would like to thank you for your interest in our master's of arts (MA) degree or our graduate certificate program in teaching English as a second language (TESL).

About Us

Since the fall of 1988, UCM has offered graduate courses for teachers and future teachers of English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL). These courses are designed to provide professional preparation for individuals who wish to teach English learners in the United States and/or abroad. UCM’s TESL faculty were members of the group that helped develop the Missouri K-12 certification in teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL), which was approved in May of 1990 by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).... [-]


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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