Welcome to Graduate and International Student Services (GISS) at the University of Central Missouri. GISS is here for you. Whether you are a domestic graduate student or an international student, we will guide you through the application process, assist with admissions and enrollment and continue to support you through your studies in one of the best graduate programs.
You will experience a simple, streamlined process when you apply for your graduate program at UCM.
Complete your application, submit the application fee and upload a copy of your transcripts. That's all it takes for our office to review your application!
Then it is onto the graduate program you chose on your application. The program may request additional documents for review. Once they review your credentials, you will see your admission decision on your student status page.
To learn more, and begin to prepare for your application, visit our Graduate Admissions page.
From the application process all the way through your OPT experience, you will receive support from our knowelegable staff regarding SEVP rules and regulations.
You can count on our office to provide you timely updates regarding your application and any clarification you might need on the required documents.
Our Admission Specialists and International Student Advisors/DSOs work with you individually to ensure you have the documents you need for your visa interview.
Begin your journey and get started on our International Admissions page.
From preparing your I-20 or DS2019, to airport pickup upon arrival and new student orientation, through travel I-20s and more, our Exchange and Sponsored Students Coordinator is here for you.
You can reach the coordiantorat firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the Exchange or Sponsored Student Programs
Our personalized visa guidance does not end with your initial I-20.
We are here to support you and assist you in making wise choices to maintain your visa status and ensure your success at UCM.
The International Student Forms Page will guide you in how we can assist with topics such as OPT, CPT, change of status, obtaining a Social Security Number and much more.
Below are options you, as a UCM undergrad, can take advantage of to start your graduate program while you finish your undergraduate degree.
Dual Enrollment allows you to take a few graduate level courses in your last semester or two of completing your bachelor's degree.
To petition for dual enrollment please review the undergraduate enrollment in graduate courses policy in the catalog, then complete the petition form*.
Please pay close attention to the information about how dual enrollment impacts financial aid, and the implications of not completing a bachelor's degree as planned.
*To use the petition form as a PDF fillable-form, once downloaded, open the PDF from the saved location and not in a web browser.
UCM currently offers seven accelerated degree programs that have co-listed courses built into the degree plan.
Co-listed courses means those specific courses will count as both the undergrad and graduate course requirement.
This allows you to complete both your bachelor's and your master's in a quicker time frame, setting you apart and preparing you well for your industry.
The University of Central Missouri is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, many graduate programs hold discipline-specific accreditations:
In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Act:
University of Central Missouri's Annual Security and Fire and Safety Report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years of incidents of crime and emergency situations that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Central Missouri; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes information regarding crime prevention programs, fire statistics, a listing of safety tips, alcohol and drug policies, sexual assault education prevention programs, emergency response, and resources that are available to the campus community in emergencies. You may obtain a paper copy of this report by contacting the UCM Department of Public Safety or by accessing their website.
Still have questions? We would love to visit with you!
One way to connect is through our LiveChat feature available most weekdays, 1-5pm CST.
Remember, you can also reach us through phone or email:
Graduate & International Student Services
University of Central Missouri
Ward Edwards 1800
Tel: Admissions Questions: 660-543-4621 International/Visa Questions: 660-543-4092