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    The University of Central Missouri is home to nearly 11,500
    students, including more than 700 international students. UCM
    is known for hands-on learning and its future-focused innovation.
    While you are here, you will have the opportunity to give back to the local community through service learning while broadening your perspective.

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    University of Central Missouri
    PO Box 800
    Ward Edwards 1800
    Warrensburg, MO 64093
    USA

    Graduate and International Student Services

    To view the University of Central
    Missouri’s Nondiscrimination/Equal
    Opportunity Statement,
    visit ucmo.edu/nondiscrimination.

    Apply For Admission

    ucmo.edu/international

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    At UCM you will find a friendly, active campus with a rock
    wall, badminton, bowling, cricket fields and a movie theater.
    Additionally, UCM’s on-campus venues feature theatre, dance
    and music performances throughout the school year.

    find your second home

    UCM will help you transition to life in the U.S. with:

    • Pre-arrival assistance

    • Airport pickup (undergraduate only)

    • Orientation program

    • English language development

    • Advising to assist with immigration, health and cross-cultural concerns

    • Accountancy

    • Agricultural science

    • Aviation management

    • Biology

    • Criminal justice

    • Digital media
      production

    • Economics

    • Fashion: Textiles and
      clothing in business

    • Finance

    • Hospitality management

    Featured Academic programs

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    • International business

    • International studies

    • Kinesiology and dietetics

    • Management

    • Marketing

    • Psychology

    • Sport management

    Most popular undergraduate areas of study:

    Most popular graduate areas of study:

    • Accountancy

    • Aviation safety

    • College student personnel administration

    • Criminal justice

    • Kinesiology

    • Mass communication

    • Business administration
      - General
      - Marketing
      - Finance
      - Management

    • Music

    • Social gerontology

    Discover all of UCM’s undergraduate majors at ucmo.edu/majors.

    UCM rivals institutions twice its size in academic program options.
    Our students can explore areas of interest, dual majors or change
    their majors on campus without having to transfer to another university.

     
     
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    Academic Records

    Submit official academic records from all secondary and post-secondary schools you have attended outside the U.S., whether or not you earned a degree, certificate or diploma.

    Submit transcripts by uploading an unofficial copy to the student application portal. All transcripts must be translated into English.

    Before you can enroll, official transcripts must be submitted to the
    GISS office.

    Graduate & International Student Services
    University of Central Missouri
    PO Box 800
    Ward Edwards 1800
    Warrensburg, MO 64093
    USA

    Graduate Program Admission

    Many graduate programs require standardized tests, such as the GRE or GMAT. Some require a minimum GPA, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose or other materials. Please visit ucmo.edu/masters to review our graduate catalog and learn about a particular graduate program’s minimum admission requirements.

    Admission requirements

    ADMISSION DEADLINES

    Apply for admission and submit required supporting materials as early
    as possible.
    The deadlines for admission are:

    • Fall - July 1 (July 15 if applying for admission from within the USA)

    • Spring – October 15th (December 1st if applying for admission from within the USA)

    • Summer – April 1st (May 1 if applying for admission from within
      the USA)

    Undergraduate English Language Proficiency

    IELTS Minimum 5.5

    TOEFL Internet Based 61

    If you are unable to meet the minimum test score, you will be admitted to UCM if you meet the academic requirements; however, you will be processed as an Intensive English Program student and enrolled in English as a second language courses until you demonstrate English language proficiency.

    Graduate English Language Proficiency

    IELTS Minimum 6.0

    TOEFL Internet Based 79

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    1. Quality

    We know university rankings are important. Founded in 1871, UCM has a long history of quality education. In fact, during the past 10 years, UCM has been ranked as a top U.S. University by U.S. News and World Report and has been recognized as a Best Buy University by Princeton Review.To learn more about our US News & World Report ranking, click here.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    2. Affordability

    Affordability is a very important consideration when selecting a university. Our tuition rate is among the lowest in the U.S. Find up-to-date UCM cost information here.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    3. Undergraduate Scholarships

    A new $1,000 scholarship has been created and will be awarded to all undergraduate international students who secure freshman or transfer admission. The scholarship is awarded after you arrive on campus for orientation, and will assist in covering tuition and fees during your first semester of study! To learn more click here.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    4. Many degree options

    With a student population of more than 13,000, UCM is classified as a mid-size U.S. university. However, UCM rivals institutions twice our size in available academic program options. Our students are in a position to explore different areas of interest and change their major if desired after arriving on campus without having to transfer to another university.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    5. In demand majors

    UCM’s two most popular graduate degree programs selected by our international students are Computer Science AND Computer Information Systems & Information Technology. Both of these programs provide students with a 35-40 percent discount in tuition and require only 30 semester hours to complete. Both programs are also STEM designated, which allows extended work opportunities for students in the U.S. after completing degree requirements.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    6. Available stem majors

    UCM is proud to offer numerous STEM programs, both at the graduate and undergraduate level, including one of the region’s only Cybersecurity programs. We are also investing more than $12 million in renovating the labs and classrooms in our W.C. Morris Science Building. When complete, this will offer our STEM program students cutting-edge facilities.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    7. AACSB-ACCREDITED BUSINESS PROGRAMS

    Business is one of the most popular majors selected among U.S. college-bound undergraduate and graduate students. Fewer than 10 percent of all business programs are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – International. UCM’s Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies undergraduate and graduate programs have AACSB accreditation.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    1. INEXPENSIVE DOCUMENT
      EVALUATION OPTION

    We no longer require external transcript evaluations. All transcripts are evaluated in-house.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    1. HIGHEST NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL
      STUDENTS AMONG ALL MISSOURI
      UNIVERSITIES

    The University of Central Missouri is listed among the top 25 colleges in the USA with the most international students. International students are welcome here and we take great pride in our very diverse student population.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    10. ACCREDITED INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM

    UCM’s English Language Center, the first intensive English program in Missouri to be accredited by the Commission on English Language Accreditation, provides comprehensive English language training to UCM’s international students, both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking.
    Degree-seeking students can be granted conditional admission. To learn more about ELC program click here.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

    UCM Foundation scholarships are established by private donors for a variety of academic areas and extracurricular activities, each with individual criteria. Most application deadlines are March 1, but always check the scholarship descriptions for specific deadlines.

    With the UCM Scholarship Finder website, you can easily search and apply for scholarships in one place.
    ucmo.edu/scholarshipfinder

    Less than 3%
    average tuition increase for the last 7 years.

    UCM has consistently been named as a Best Regional University by U.S. News & World Report.

     
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    Sedalia - State Fair
    30 mi./48 km

    Columbia
    94.8 mi./152.57 km

    Chicago
    506 mi./ 814.33 km

    St. Louis
    217 mi./ 349.23 km

    Northpark Shopping Center
    1 mi./1.6093 km

    Springfield
    118 mi./189.90 km

    Live in Warrensburg, Mo.

    • 45 minutes from Kansas City metro
    • 20,251 residents
    • 40+ restaurants

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    Master of Science College Student Personnel Administration

    India


    “At UCM you’ll find an atmosphere where students learn and grow. Coming to UCM has made me more independent and confident. When I leave I will take lifetime friendships along with professional knowledge
    I will use in my field for years
    to come.”

    Tsubasa Kichikawa

    Professional Pilot

    Japan


    “I’ve found everyone at UCM to be kind and understanding, even with our language barrier. Connecting with fellow international students has been an important experience. Everyone has a different sense of culture or opinion. It’s helped me understand the world.”

    Angel Nabatyanga

    Actuarial Science and Statistics

    Uganda


    “I’ve found my UCM professors to be very accommodating. They do what they can to help students succeed. The UCM community welcomes you for who you are. The smiles I see brighten my day! This has inspired me along with seeing my fellow classmates obtain employment with big companies. I believe upon graduation, I, too, will secure a job with a good company.”

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    • 1. Complete the UCM international student application at
      ucmo.edu/intlapply.
    • 2. Pay the $75 application fee.
    • 3. Submit transcripts by uploading an unofficial copy to the student
      application portal. All transcripts must be translated into English.
      Before you can enroll, official transcripts must be submitted to the
      GISS office.
      Graduate & International Student Services
      University of Central Missouri
      PO Box 800
      Ward Edwards 1800
      Warrensburg, MO 64093
      USA
    • 4. Provide proof of English proficiency. (IELTS/TOEFL/PTE)
    • 5. Submit an official statement of financial support accompanied by a
      bank statement.
    • 6. Submit a photocopy of passport.

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