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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 use.


Degree Seeking

If you wish to earn a master's (including accelerated programs), education specialist, or doctoral degree, you should complete this application for admission.


Graduate Degree Seeking Application


Certificate Seeking

If you have received a bachelor's or advanced degree not related to education and would like to earn a teaching certificate in the state of Missouri, you should complete this application for admission.


Alternative Teacher Certification Application

If you are currently pursuing a graduate degree at UCM and would like to add a certificate or would like to earn a stand alone certificate, you should complete this application for admission.


Graduate Certificate Application



If you are on a Temporary Authorization Certificate or a Career Temporary Authorization Certificate through DESE and need to take courses, you should complete this application for admission.


TAC / CTAC Application 


Non-Degree Seeking

If you would like to take graduate courses without pursuing a degree or are a current UCM Undergraduate student in an accelerated degree program, you should complete this application for admission. 


Non-Degree Seeking Application

If you are pursing DESE Certification, professional development, or taking courses through PBS Teacher Line or Project Lead the Way (PTLW) and want credit from UCM, you should complete this application for admission.


Special Credit Application


Change of Major


If you are currently enrolled as a degree seeking graduate student and would like to change your major, you should compete this application.


Change of Major Application



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


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