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2019 Graduate Catalog 
2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2019 Graduate Catalog

University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO 64093

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Warrensburg, MO 64093


We are grateful that you chose the University of Central Missouri for 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 an environment where all students experience learning to a greater degree.  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, fast-paced 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 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

John Collier
Board President
Steve Abney
Board Vice President
Mary Dandurand
Board Secretary
Casey Short
Student Governor
Marvin E. Wright
Walter Hicklin
Gravois Mills
Mary Long
Kansas City
Gus Wetzell II

Announcements in this catalog are subject to change and thus do not constitute an agreement or contract.

Every effort is made to provide accurate and up-to-date information; however, the university reserves the right to change without notice statements concerning rules, policies, fees, curricula, courses or other matters when necessary.

This publication was prepared by the Registrar’s Office, Ward Edwards Building 1000, with help from the Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Services, Ward Edwards Building 1900, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO 64093. Publication date, May 2019.

The University of Central Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), a member of the North Central Association. For information about HLC Accreditation, contact The Higher Learning Commission, 30 North La Salle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, telephone 800-621-7440.

Mission Statement

The University of Central Missouri (UCM) disseminates knowledge that transforms students into leaders who possess the aptitudes, skills and confidence to succeed.

Approved by the UCM Board of Governors, April 2019