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Two University of Central Missouri Graduate Programs Recognized Among Nation’s Best

By Alex Greenwood, May 1, 2024

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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Graduate Speech-Language Pathology; Part-Time MBA Programs.


WARRENSBURG, MO – The University of Central Missouri (UCM) proudly announces its recent ranking among the Best Part-Time MBA universities nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. This distinction highlights UCM as one of only eight Missouri universities to earn this honor, emphasizing the quality and accessibility of its MBA program.


Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), where fewer than six percent of business schools worldwide have obtained AACSB accreditation, UCM's MBA program is celebrated for its rigorous curriculum and commitment to preparing highly effective business professionals. Recognized by Fortune Magazine and College Consensus as one of the best online MBA programs in the country, UCM continues to set standards in business education.


In addition to its MBA accolades, UCM’s Speech-Language Pathology program has also been ranked among the top master's programs in its field. This program equips students to address diverse challenges in communication disorders, swallowing difficulties and voice pitch problems, preparing them for competitive careers in speech-language pathology.


UCM has offered speech pathology courses since the 1940s, maintaining a long-standing tradition in the field. Today, the graduate Speech-Language Pathology program at UCM fosters an engaging environment that supports learning, growth and professional achievement.


LaMont Jones, Ed.D., managing editor for Education at U.S. News & World Report, notes the importance of such rankings: “Deciding where to attend graduate school can be formidable. The Best Graduate Schools rankings and related content are invaluable resources for prospective students to find the best fit for their educational needs and career goals.”


For more information about UCM’s graduate programs, visit


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