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Graduate Students - Steps to Apply


If you have earned a bachelor's degree, master's degree or other advanced degree you can apply for graduate admission. Explore the options below to find out which application you should choose.


Master's Degree, Education Specialist, Doctoral

We have over 40 graduate programs to choose from. To begin your application for one of the degree types listed above, get started by clicking the button below.  If you are a current UCM student who is pursuing one of our accelerated programs, this is the correct application to apply for the graduate portion of your degree.



Certificate Seeking

Whether you are looking for a stand alone Alternative Teacher Certification or one of our many program specific graduate certificates, please choose the link below to begin your application. 



Non-Degree Seeking

If you are interested in taking a few graduate courses without pursuing a specific degree, the non-degree seeking application is where you will want to start.  This is also the application if you are seeking DESE Certification (including Temporary Authorization Certificate or a Career Temporary Authorization Certificate), professional development, or taking courses through PBS Teacher Line or Project Lead the Way (PTLW) and want credit from UCM. 



Change of Program

After your admission and enrollment into a program at UCM, we provide the option to change your degree through the change of program application. If you are a currently enrolled student at UCM and would like to change your program of study, please email


Change of Program


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Learn more about how to become a UCM Graduate Student, review our admissions requirements.

Admissions Requirements

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Don't miss a step. Review our process page to make sure you stay on track during all things admission.

Admissions Process Checklist

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Already applied? Login to your student status portal to keep a tab on things.

Check Your Application Status



Graduate & International Student Services
University of Central Missouri
Ward Edwards 1800
Tel: 660-543-4092


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