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International Students - Steps to Apply


As an international student at the University of Central Missouri, you will join a family of more than 1,300 international students and scholars from more than 70 countries. Explore the options below to find out which application you should use. If you plan to attend UCM on a visa, this is sthe correct application page for you.



We have well over 100 undergraduate programs for international students to choose from.  Whether it will be your first bachelor's, you would like to pursue another bachelor's or you are an exchange student, please begin with the application below.  This is also the application if you are attending another institution, but would like to be a visiting student a UCM for a semester.



Master's Degree, Education Specialist, Doctoral

Once you have recieved a bachelor's, master's or other advanced degree, including exchange students, we welcome you to apply to one of our over 40 graduate programs. 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.

Please acknowledge and understand the following statement before applying to UCM: "I understand that I must have my institution send my final official transcript showing all semesters AND my diploma/provisional certificate documents  4 weeks prior to the start of classes.  If I cannot meet this deadline, I understand I will need to apply to UCM for a future semester."



Intensive English Program to Degree

If are not English proficient and want to pursue a bachelor's or master's, you can take classes through our English Language Institute prior to beginning coursework toward your degree program. Start the application below to apply for IEP to Degree.

IEP to Degree


Intensive English Program Only 

If are not English proficient and do not want to pursue a degree, you can take classes through our English Language Institute.  Apply below.

IEP Only


Certificate Seeking

As a currently admitted Undergraduate  student at UCM, you may pursue an Undergraduate certificate in addition to your Undergraduate degree program. Or, if you are taking classes outside the U.S. online there are certain certificate programs that are offered online.

As a currently admitted graduate student at UCM, you may pursue a graduate certificate in addition to your graduate degree program.




Change of Program/Major

If you need to change your major/program at UCM, please submit our change of major form below. 


Change of Program/Major




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 Our admissions requirements change based on your student type, we recommend reviewing them before you apply.

Requirements by Student Type

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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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We understand that the admissions process can be confusing, luckily for you we put together a database that can help.

Frequently Asked Questions



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


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