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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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    STEM-degree programs are often very popular among prospective international students. Under the U.S. Optional Practical Training program, international students completing a degree in a STEM-designated program may be eligible to remain in the U.S. an additional 24 months beyond the 12 months allowed for graduates.

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  • Top Ten Reasons To
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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
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    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.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Undergraduate Degrees

    • Actuarial Science and Statistics

    • Automotive Technology Management

    • Biochemistry

    • Chemistry

    • Computer Information Systems

    • Computer Science

    • Cybersecurity

    • Design and Drafting Technology

    • Engineering Technology

    • Forensic Chemistry

    • Innovative Technologies

    • Mathematics

    • Medical Technology

    • Networking Technology

    • Occupational Safety and Health

    • Safety Management

    • Systems Engineering Technology

    Stem Programs

    Graduate Degrees

    • Actuarial Science and Statistics

    • Big Data Analytics and Information Technology

    • Computer Information Systems and Information Technology

    • Computer Science

    • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

    • Industrial Hygiene

    • Industrial Management

    • Mathematics

    • Occupational Safety Management

    • Technology

    There is much more to discover about UCM! To review our admission requirements and apply, visit:
    ucmo.edu/intladmit.