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Undergraduate Degree Completion Programs

Child and Family Development

The degree in Child and Family Development enable students to work with children and families in various settings. Due to the changes and diversities among modern families, there is an increasing demand for Child and Family Development Professionals. Opportunities at the state/federal level are anticipated due to the massive retirement of the baby boomer generation. In addition, many Child and Family Development graduates apply and are accepted to graduate schools in related field such as Marriage and Family Therapy, School Counseling, Family Law, Special Education, Elementary/Early Childhood Education, Counseling, and Human Development and Family Sciences.

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Computer Science - Software Development

The Department of Computer Science will offer a completion program for a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science - Software Development Option at UCM - Lee's Summit. For more information, please contact Professor Belinda Copus at

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Criminal Justice

Our undergraduate degree will prepare you for a wide variety of careers within criminal justice. With elective courses in juvenile justice, terrorism and homeland security, criminal investigations, and international justice, our extensive curriculum includes many current issues important to the field. If you are a non-traditional learner, consider the online degree completion program, where you can earn a quality UCM degree without leaving home.

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The department will offer a completion program for a Bachelor's of Science in Cybersecurity at UCM - Lee's Summit. For more information, please contact Professor Belinda Copus at

Design and Drafting Technology

You will gain a broad-based background in CADD and elect an area of specialization tailored to your career goals. The areas of specialization include: Mechanical (Product/Machine) Design, Architectural/Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Piping/ Plumbing Systems, Civil/GIS, and Computer Graphics.

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Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 3)

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Birth-Grade 3 option will apply knowledge and skills obtained in the program to promote child development and learning while building community relationships; observe, document, and assess to support young children and families; and, use content knowledge, appropriate pedagogy, and dispositions to build meaningul curriculum using developmentally effective approaches.


Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)

Elementary Education majors in the grades 1-6 option will be certified to teach in any classroom grades 1-6. Students may add additional certifications with this major such as early childhood or middle school certification.

Elementary Education majors study a core of education and liberal arts classes. Combined with a professional education semester that includes 16 weeks of student teaching. Elementary Education majors choose a teaching area of concentration. These are: Art, English, Instructional Technology, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Science, Social Studies, and Speech Communication or Theatre.

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General Studies

The General Studies major was designed to assist students who are seeking a degree completion program that is flexible in both requirements and delivery options.

This major allows you to make use of your existing college credits and create a program tailored to fit your needs and interests. The General Studies major allows you to create an academic program that is personalized to meet your educational and career goals.

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A BSN degree from the University of Central Missouri opens the door to a variety of rewarding and flexible career opportunities in the health care industry.
This highly competitive program offers a wide-range of learning and hands-on experiences in a range of medical facilities. Students entering UCM as freshment or by transfer should indicate a pre-nursing major. Admission to the nursing program is conditional upon completion of a minimum of sixty semester hours. Admission to the Department of Nursing involves competition between all eligible candidates. Students are selected in March for Fall semester nursing classes and in October for Spring.

Foundation and departmental scholarships are available.

Student groups like the Student Nursing Organization offer a sense of community.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology is an excellent option for those interested in Psychology and planning a career in a variety of areas that value scientific problem solving skills and an understanding of human behavior. It has more flexibility in major requirements than the B.S. and can be completed either on our Warrensburg campus or at the UCM Lee's Summit.

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Social Work

Social workers are involved in helping people to resolve emotional, social and economic problems and engage in political advocacy. This program develops your communication skills and the core values of the profession, which include service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, the importance of human relationships, integrity and competence. Social Work education at UCM prepares you to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities at all ages and in various fields of practice.

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Software Engineering (New for Fall 2018)

UCM offers the first and only undergraduate software engineering program in the state of Missouri. The program curricula provide hands-on training in software engineering, computing, engineering practice and systems design, and are designed according to the Association for Computing Machinery curricula guidelines. Software Engineering (SE) is the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation and maintenance of software; that is, the application of engineering to software. For more information, please contact Professor Belinda Copus at

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Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering Technology program is a unique blend of Computer Information Systems and Networking courses that prepare graduates for a career in the exciting and continually growing IT world. The SET program was developed in collaboration with some of the most progressive, high-tech industries in the country in order to meet their ever-changing needs. Students will receive a strong background in operating systems, database management, and networking, making them a valuable asset to any company.
This program is offered in cooperation with the Metropolitan Community College and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. The Proragm is offered exclusively at the Central Summit Campus in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

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Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The University of Central Missouri offers an outstanding MBA program designed with your goals in mind. Our graduate programs are designed with motivated working professionals in mind. Whether you are looking for an MBA on campus, online, or a combination of both, we have the flexibility to meet your needs. Our MBA program may be completed on a full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 year) schedule.

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CIS and Information Technology (M.S.)

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Information Technology (MS CIS&IT) Degree is a unique program focused on technological innovations and challenges in the 21st century. The program is fully accredited by AACSB International. Recent graduates of the MS CIS&IT (previously known as MSIT) program are working in organizations such as Boeing, Cerner, Sprint, Microsoft, IBM, Wal-Mart, DST Systems, Edward Jones, Yellow Freight, Facebook Inc., H & R Block and many other Fortune 500 companies.

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Big Data Analytics and IT (M.S.)

Master of Science in Big Data Analytics and Information Technology Degree is a unique program focused on technological innovations and challenges in the 21st century. The program is fully accredited by AACSB International. Recent graduates of programs in our department are working in organizations such as Apple, Amazon, Boeing, Cerner, DST Systems, Edward Jones, Facebook Inc., IBM, Microsoft, Sprint, Target, Wal-Mart, Yellow Freight, H & R Block and many other Fortune 500 companies.

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College Student Personnel Administration (M.S.)

The mission of the Master of Science degree program in College Student Personnel Administration is to prepare outstanding generalists for a broad range of entry-level and mid-level positions in student life, student development, student services, and other professional staff areas in institutions of higher education. The curriculum emphasizes the integration of theory and practice in both classroom and field-based settings in order to graduate professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills, commitment to ethics, respect for diversity, and caring to enrich the lives of students with whom they work. The curriculum meets the standards set forth by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education for Student Affairs graduate preparation programs.

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Computer Science (M.S.)

Welcome to the M.S. in Computer Science program at the University of Central Missouri. The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Design, implement, and analyze algorithms in appropriate contemporary computer programming languages.
  • Design, implement, and analyze computer systems and system software using theoretical and applied knowledge of computer architecture and operating systems.
  • Develop and maintain medium to large scale application software using theoretical and applied knowledge of software engineering and project management.
  • Design and analyze computer and communications networks using theoretical and applied knowledge of computer networking and security.
  • Design and implement database systems using theoretical and applied knowledge of discrete structures, data structures, and relational database systems.
  • Address the needs of society with a sense of professionalism.
  • Adapt to a dynamic multidisciplinary technological environment through teamwork, ethical concerns, and effective communication.
  • Enter a career in computer science related industry.
  • Stay abreast of advancements in the area of computer science.

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Counselor Education (M.S.)

The Counselor Education Program builds on bachelor’s degrees in a variety of areas to prepare professional counselors to help individuals and groups with family, mental health, career and educational issues. Our master’s degree meets the educational requirements needed to become licensed as a Professional Counselor (Licensed Profession Counselor) or certified as a Professional School Counselor. Our Education Specialist degree provides opportunities to retool your career, develop areas of professional specialization and broaden your career options.

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Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (M.S.)

Welcome to the M.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Program at the University of Central Missouri. The University of Central Missouri is consistently ranked by the Princeton Review and the U.S. News & World Report as one of the best universities in the Midwest region which consists of 12 states. This program is designed to prepare graduates with advanced skills in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. The graduates from the program can apply these skills to protect resources in the cyber domain and work as senior cybersecurity professionals in various sectors of industry that have significant online resources.

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Ethical Strategic Leadership (M.S.)

The University of Central Missouri's MS in Ethical Strategic Leadership brings a new and valuable master's program to the Kansas City area. Designed for working professionals, this 30-credit hour MS offers unique coursework taught two nights per week at the UCM Summit Center in Lee's Summit.

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Industrial Management (M.S.)

The program’s strength is the affordable curriculum presented by highly qualified faculty with expertise in the area of industrial management. The curriculum emphasizes student achievement while providing the flexibility necessary for students with busy schedules. The comprehensive curriculum focuses on technology management and organizational effectiveness with a research and scholarly work component designed to meet the needs of the individual student. Library resources are unequaled in similar size universities, with a strong emphasis on remote database access. This makes distance learning and associated research easier to achieve.

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Occupational Safety Management (M.S.)

This professional degree is offered to prepare students to assist management in the effective use of resources for the development, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive safety and health programs in a variety of occupational settings.

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Social Gerontology (M.S.)

Welcome to a booming science, Social Gerontology. Its research, practice, and services for people interested in serving those who are aging. Older Americans are an increasingly diverse population that will face a wide range of challenges and opportunities regarding not only health care, but also income, poverty, housing, employment, education, creativity, intergenerational relations, and disability and activity status.

Social Gerontology offers diverse career options, such as:
• Aging Services Administration
• Fitness and Wellness
• Housing and Home Modification
• Intergenerational Activities
• Personal Care and Services
• Research and Public Policy

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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Ready for a career change? Turn your passion for teaching into a career at the University of Central Missouri with a Master of Arts in Teaching.

Finish the MAT program within one and a half to three years. This graduate-level program offers three concentration areas:

  • Secondary Education - Includes certification in one of over 20 certification areas.
  • Middle School Education - Includes certification in one of over 20 certification areas.
  • Educational Theory - 100% online and open to international students! This concentration gives students an in-depth understanding of American educational philosophy.

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Cooperative Ed.D. Educational Leadership

Students may pursue a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership at the University of Central Missouri. The degree is conferred by the University of Missouri-Columbia. The program uses a cohort format that requires the student to complete required course work in two years. A dissertation follows the course work. Students are accepted into the cohort group every two years

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