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Graduate Education and Research

Providing Graduate Student Support and Resources

When you choose the University of Central Missouri for your graduate studies, you are choosing a graduate education that will give you a unique perspective along with the practical experience you need for success in the real world.  Graduate Education and Research provides quality services to support graduate education and research at UCM.  


Funding for Your Success

Graduate Education and Research will connect you with the scholarly funding and support you need for professional development, travel provisions and research grants.  If you live in a state bordering Missouri you’ll receive the Choose Red Grant, which allows you to pay in-state tuition.  UCM also offers graduate assistant positions each year to many qualified graduate students.  


Meet Our Staff

Dr. Odin Jurkowski

Assistant Director
Drew Burkeybile

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“UCM’s graduate program gave me the opportunity to gain a unique perspective and the essential skills needed for my career field. The program’s practical experience allowed me to transfer the knowledge gained from my program to real-world applications.”

Melissa Tebbenkamp,

B.S., Elementary Education and Teaching ’01, M.S., Educational Technology ’03




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