The University of Central Missouri is a highly accredited university that is recognized across the world for academic excellence. We are one of the most affordable universities in the USA. UCM is home to more than 3,840 international students from 48 countries. We have the academic support services and student support resources in place to help you every step of the way—from applying to enrolling to settling into your new life at UCM.
|Student Type/Semester||Fall (August start)||Spring (January start)||Summer (May start)|
New F-1, Transfer F-1, Other Visa Types, and Online-only:
|May 1||September 1||February 1|
|New F-1 :All other programs (not mentioned above)||June 1||October 1||March 1|
|Transfer F-1, Other Visa Types, and Online-only: All other programs (not mentioned above)||July 1||November 1||April 1|
Document submission deadline - 15 days after the application deadline.
Financial support deadline - 1 month after the application deadline.
New F-1: I would like to study in person at UCM - I need an I-20. (Also, if you are deferring your admission start date, select this option.)
New F-1 (MS Computer Science, Computer Information Systems & IT, and Big Data Analytics): Major specific deadline - I would like to study in person at UCM - I need an I-20. (Also, if you are deferring your admission start date, select this option.)
Transfer F-1: I would like to study in person at UCM - I am studying at another US school and need to transfer. (Also, if you are a UCM student currently enrolled in classes, select the option.)
Other visa type: I would like to study in person at UCM - I already have another visa type other than F1 or B2. - I do not require an I-20 or F-1 student visa.
Online-only: I would like to study online from outside of the U.S. - I do not require an I-20 or F-1 student visa.
Only the following programs are available to start in the summer semester.
|Summer Session||Programs Offered|
|Summer 1 - May start||BS and MS in Big Data Analytics, Computer Information Systems & IT, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, MS in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, and MBA|
|Summer 3 - Late June start||MS in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Data Science and Artificial Intelligence|
|Online-only||Refer to the admission application for available online programs.|
Students without proof of US Citizenship or US permanent residency (Green Card) must apply for admission at UCM as an international student.
For additional information regarding the application process, please visit the following links:
Are you interested in learning a bit more about the University of Central Missouri (UCM) and our location? Check out the UCM Viewbook. To improve the accessibility of the content, the viewbook has been translated into multiple languages.
Undergraduate - Bachelors Level -
Are you interested in studying at the undergraduate level? Check out the following brochures that provide details regarding UCM admission requirements and available programs.
Graduate - Masters Level -
Are you interested in studying at the graduate level? Check out the following brochures that provide details regarding UCM admission requirements and available programs.
English Language Institute -
Are you interested in improving your English language skills? Check out the following brochures that provide details regarding programs offered by the English Language Institute at UCM.
Additional Resources -
If you are not a United States citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., you are considered an international student at UCM.
International admissions requirements vary depending upon your student type and whether you are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. However, all international students will be required to:
* may not apply to all student types
Disputed Fee Payment and Test Score Cancellation
Prospective University of Central Missouri (UCM) graduate students denied admission due to disputed fee payment or test score cancellation may petition to reinstate UCM admission, or to reinstate the opportunity to apply for admission at UCM.
In the event of an appeal approval for disputed fee payments, the prospective student must successfully repay the application fee.
In the event of an appeal approval for test score cancellation, the prospective student must successfully submit an updated test score, or be eligible for a test score waiver under existing waiver policies at UCM.
In addition to submitting the below appeals form, the request must include:
We Are Here to Help
If you have questions about applying to UCM, please contact the Graduate and International Student Services office. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 001.660.543.4092 or participate in a live chat. We also invite you to review the following:
Be sure to register for upcoming webinars, and watch archived webinars, to answer your questions about graduate school and graduate admissions.
Graduate on Time
UCM is committed to helping you graduate on time.