Jul 17, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President Welcome and Board of Governors

Welcome to Graduate Study at UCM

We are grateful that you chose the University of Central Missouri for your graduate education. As a graduate candidate at UCM, expect to be challenged academically.  Our highly qualified and credentialed faculty will expose you to new and innovative concepts in a supportive environment.  Throughout your studies, you will encounter and work closely with faculty and staff members who are focused on your success, which will lead you to quickly discover why a UCM graduate education is an exceptional value.

We want you to succeed and excel in today’s ever-changing world, and we are committed to helping you develop the knowledge, skills and aptitudes you need in the workplace and in life.  We do so by offering programs which are accredited and nationally ranked, providing multiple modes of delivery, and immersing you in the educational process. Our goal is to ensure this opportunity is accessible and convenient while also academically rigorous and engaging.  

A graduate education from UCM will help transform your life, not only through the knowledge you will attain, but through the personal connections you will make and unique opportunities you will be afforded. We encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity your graduate study provides. Thank you for making UCM your choice for furthering your education goals; our dedicated faculty and staff look forward to working with you throughout this significant endeavor.


Roger J. Best, Ph.D.
President, University of Central Missouri

                                                                                           Board of Governors

Stephen Abney
Board President
John Collier
Board Vice President
Mary Dandurand
Board Secretary
Zachary Racy
Student Governor
Marvin E. Wright
Kenneth Weymuth
Mary Long
Kansas City
Gus Wetzell II