University of Central Missouri (UCM), formerly known as Central Missouri State University (CMSU), was founded in 1871 with the original thrust of providing education for those who wanted to get into the traching profession. Nowadays, the university has a whole lot more programs, but is still well-known for its programs in education. UCM is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and has earned program-specific accreditation for its various programs.
UCM offers programs online, through UCMOnline, that are specially designed for working adults that need the flexibility that only an online education can give. UCM Online offers fully online undergraduate and graduate degree programs, personal enrichment/personal development programs, online career certificate programs, and online PBS Teacherline programs.
Online undergraduate degree programs available include a BS in Crisis and Disaster Management completion program, BS in Occupational Education completion program, RN to BSN program, and online minor programs in Child and Family Development, Psychology, and Religious Studies. Online Master’s programs in Criminal Justice, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Industrial Management, Physical Education Exercise and Sport Science, Occupational and Safety Management, Rural Family Nursing, and Library and Information Services. They also offer a PhD program in Technology management and online graduate certificate programs in Education Technology in Teaching and Learning, and Geographic Information Systems.
Admission requirements vary per program. However, all applicants to undergraduate programs at UCMare required to have completed the 24-unit Missouri college-preparatory curriculum and submit their ACT or SAT scores.
Tuition for online programs is currently listed at $243.10 per credit hour for undergraduate programs, $296.40 per credit hour for graduate programs, and $340.50 per credit hour for the online PhD program. Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships and Federal aid.