UCM differs from other online universities because of its focus on your success through innovative academic programs. Our online instructors are the same professors teaching on campus, so they bring the same high-quality instruction to you on your computer as they bring to the students in their classrooms. You can even browse for courses by academic department or session dates.
Criminal Justice (B.S.)
Central Missouri’s undergraduate criminal justice program takes a balanced approach of classroom studies and hands-on experience. Our comprehensive curriculum features courses in all the primary areas of criminal justice such as policing, courts, corrections and juvenile justice.
Crisis and Disaster Management (B.S.)
As our world becomes more complex, the need for skilled emergency management professionals continues to grow. UCM's Crisis and Disaster Management degree program has responded to this need for more than a decade.
General Studies (B.A. or B.S.)
As a General Studies major, you will be able to use your existing college credits and create a program tailored to fit your needs and interests, as well as your educational and career goals. For more information, please click here.
Bachelor of Science for Registered Nurses (RN to BSN)
Give your career a profitable and professional boost. With a bachelor's degree in nursing, you will have more flexibility and career opportunities in areas such as public health, home health, nursing management, program planning and health teaching.
Occupational Education (B.S.)
This degree program is ideal for mid-career professionals who have worked in an occupation and are interested in pursuing a teaching career. It blends academic coursework, career education courses and additional teaching opportunities in your specialty area.
Technology Management - transfer program (B.S.)
The Technology Management transfer program prepares you for a career in business and industry. The technical courses of the Associate in Applied Science and Technology degree along with the management courses in this bachelor's degree program will allow you to function well in technical and decision-making situations.
Aviation Safety (M.S.)
This nationally recognized program will prepare you for all facets of the aviation industry, including aviation safety, safety program management and aviation management.
Career and Technical Education Leadership (M.S.)
This program is designed to prepare you for an administration or teaching role in:
- CTE Teaching Leadership Option: Strengthens existing instructional, curricular, and leadership skills for all levels of existing teachers (MS, HS, PS). This option includes all CTE areas (Agriculture, Adult, Business, Family Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering and Technology, and Skilled Technical Sciences – T&I). It can also lead to alternative or initial teacher certification by working with one’s State Department of Education (SDE), such as the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
- CTE Administration Leadership Option: Assists teachers and administrators exploring and/or pursuing CTE administration. This option includes CTE administration and educational administration courses, which can lead to Career Education Administrator certification through one’s State Department of Education.
- CTE Industry Training Leadership Option: Assists industry educators in strengthening their planning, teaching/delivery, assessing, and researching skills. This flexible option may include courses in management, industrial, health, and safety science consistent with the candidate’s career goals and needs while leading their colleagues in their training and education.
The Master of Arts in Communication degree is a 31-hour program that enhances your professional opportunities where the demand for presentation skills, writing, and research skills, management, and relationship building are vital for success.
Criminal Justice (M.S.)
This nationally recognized program is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities for you to enter or advance in a criminal justice occupation. It is also ideal if you are seeking leadership, research or teaching positions in criminal justice.
Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.E.)
A Master of Science in Education degree from UCM can advance your career to greater leadership opportunities, knowledge of more effective teaching and assessment strategies, support and feedback from peers, and an increased salary.
- K-12 Education/Curriculum and Instruction
- Middle Level/Curriculum and Instruction
- Secondary Education/Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Technology (M.S.)
Professional studies in educational technology provide individuals with technological concepts and skills, field experiences, instructional technology leadership skills and a foundation in educational research related to the application of technologies in education.
Elementary Education/Curriculum and Instruction (M.S.E.)
The newly revised Master of Science in Elementary Education degree offers courses relevant to educators in early childhood and elementary education, from preschool to grade six, and is based on the National Board Standards.
Industrial Management (M.S.)
This degree program is designed for students who desire to work in management or supervisory positions in industry. The program provides a balanced curriculum focusing on the human element of the workplace as well as a variety of industrial systems.
There are two options for this program, Pedagogy and Sport Management. Within these programs, you will learn to become an effective leader and competent administrator who can find opportunities in public and private schools, colleges and universities, professional and semi-professional sport clubs, as well as fitness and recreation centers.
Library Science and Information Services (M.S.)
The Master of Science in Library Science and Information Services degree satisfies the requirements for certification as a library media specialist in the State of Missouri. The curriculum for this degree has been approved by the American Association of School Librarians (a division of the American Library Association) through the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Nursing program is the regions only graduate program designed to prepare you for a nursing career outside of an urban environment. In this program, you will learn methods used by rural family nurses in the classroom and in clinical practice. You can specialize in either the family nurse practitioner or nurse educator track.
Occupational Safety Management (M.S.)
The Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management degree will prepare you to manage the effective use of resources for the development, implementation and assessment of a comprehensive safety and health program in a variety of settings.
UCM's Master of Arts in Teaching degree program Secondary and Middle School concentration is a two-year program that enables professionals with their bachelor's degree to become certified teachers. This program offers multiple areas of certification and includes graduate-level teaching courses in addition to courses in your area of certification. The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program Educational Technology concentration is a two-year program that enables students to gain an in-depth understanding of American educational history and philosophy. It also teaches students to think systematically about teaching practice and create effective teaching styles and strategies.
The Master of Science in Technology degree program is an advanced curriculum focused on preparing individuals for positions in technology-related organizations, enterprises, and activities.
Education Specialist Program
This advanced program is designed for those who have already earned their master's degree in educational technology, education or a related field. This program enhances your understanding of technology in the educational environment. It also provides the tools and skills to find, use and conduct research to advance your use of educational technology. The Ed.S. is the highest degree awarded by UCM.
Human Services/Learning Resources
Students who have already earned their master's degree in library science or education may pursue an Education Specialist degree in Human Services with an option in Learning Resources.