A Letter From the Dean
Welcome to Graduate and Extended Studies at the University of Central Missouri (UCM). We have been providing high quality graduate education for more than 60 years and offer a variety of excellent graduate programs, including more than 30 Master’s degree programs and seven Education Specialist programs. We also offer two cooperative doctorate programs: the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, in cooperation with the University of Missouri-Columbia; and the Ph.D. in Technology Management, in cooperation with Indiana State University.
The School of Graduate and Extended Studies provides high quality programs that are personalized higher education experiences in a multicultural environment. Academic programs require independent, critical, and creative thinking skills. We offer nationally recognized programs that prepare students both professionally and academically.UCM is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, many programs are accredited by discipline-specific professional organizations, such as the National Council for Teacher Education.
In addition to our on campus learning opportunities, graduate courses are available at various sites in Missouri, including courses on campus, online, the UCM summit center, and various locations throughout the state. Several degree programs are available completely online. For more information on our online programs, please visit Graduate Degree Programs Online.
Graduate Studies at the UCM is built on a strong foundation of outstanding graduate faculty and staff who are active in both scholarship and professional activities. Our faculty are dedicated to excellence in teaching and you will find our staff to be friendly, efficient, and responsive. Whether you are a recent college graduate or seasonedcareer professional, we hope that you will make Graduate StudiesatUCM part of your future. Please contact us if we can be of any assistance to you.
Joseph Vaughn, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost for Research
and Dean of the School of Graduate and Extended Studies
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University of Central Missouri's Annual Security and Fire and Safety Report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years of incidents of crime and emergency situations that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Central Missouri; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent ot and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes information regarding crime prevention programs, fire statistics, a listing of safety tips, alcohol and drug policies, sexual assault education prevention programs, emergency response, and resources that are available to the campus community in emergencies. You may obtain a paper copy of this report by contacting the UCM Department of Public Safety or by accessign the following website: http://www.ucmo.edu/ps/police/stats.cfm