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Graduate Studies

Expand Your Future Options

Looking to advance or change your career path? Earn a graduate degree at the University of Central Missouri to expand your knowledge and progress in your career.

Note: If you are an international student, please see the International Admissions information.



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Flexible Course Offerings

We offer many online courses and programs. Our Lee's Summit campus is conveniently located for those in the Kansas City metro area. Learn more.

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Funding for Your Education

UCM offers graduate student-specific support, such as graduate assistantships, scholarships and research grants. Learn more.

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A Global Perspective

Students from around the world come to UCM for their graduate studies. Our dedicated staff will help you with the admissions process. Learn more.

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Graduate Admission Requirements


To apply for admission to a master’s degree program at UCM you must have a bachelor’s degree. To apply to an Education Specialist’s degree program you must have a master’s degree. Prerequisite degrees must be from institutions accredited by agencies recognized by the University of Central Missouri.  If you have graduate coursework you must have a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher to be admitted to a graduate program.

Department Admission Requirements

Some graduate programs at UCM require standardized tests, such as the GRE or GMAT, and some require a minimum GPA, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and/or other materials. To learn more about the requirements for your specific program, please review the Graduate Catalog. For specific program questions, please contact the designated graduate coordinator for your area of study.


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To submit applications materials Click Here.


Have Questions? We Are Here to Help


If you have questions about applying to UCM, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies. Email, call 660-543-4729.



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 A Best College in the Midwestern Region (Princeton Review, 2023)

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