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You’ve done your homework, you’ve looked us over. Now is the time for the next step…fortunately, Central Methodist University makes it easy. There are several paths to take depending on what, where and how you want to study; pick one and proceed. There are many advantages to applying early: get the classes you want, when you want them, and if you are eligible for financial assistance it makes that process so much easier. The advantages to waiting? We really can’t think of any….

Undergraduate Applications

Fayette Campus Apply Now

If you’re looking to be an on-campus student, early application has a huge upside. You’ll find out sooner if you have been accepted, and you’ll be at the head of the class in terms of the most favorable financial aid package, getting the best class schedule, securing a room in a residence hall, and more. Reduce your (and mom’s and dad’s) stress by applying today.

Other Locations Apply Now

We love our College of Graduate and Extended Studies (CGES) students. There are so many kinds, and each of you has your own unique story... and your own unique needs. Whether you are looking to attend CMU classes at one of our extension sites, are a working adult and need the convenience of our online classes, want to pursue a degree or just take a class or two to improve professional or personal skills, apply now.

Dual Credit Apply Now

Looking for college credit opportunities in high school? Apply for our dual credit program and get a head-start on your Central experience.

Graduate Applications

Master of Education Apply Now

Developing some of the finest teachers around is something Central Methodist University has been doing since its founding more than 160 years ago. When we changed from a College to a University, it made sense that the first graduate program we developed was in Education. But don’t take our word for it, find out why – apply now.

Graduate Certificates

The Graduate Program in education offers a number of post-baccalaureate certificates. Graduate certificates consist of a series of graduate courses focused on addressing skills and competencies to respond to an emerging need or specific area of interest within the professional community. Students typically apply as "non-degree seeking" with the understanding that their enrollment period is for the duration of the certificate. Degree-seeking graduate students are also eligible to earn graduate certificates as a part of their graduate degree program.

Master of Music Education Apply Now

If you are a professional music educator, you already know that when it comes to music, CMU takes a back seat to no one. Our Swinney Conservatory produces extraordinary educators and performers. Our Master of Music Education program takes it to the next level. All coursework takes place in the summer, when it is most convenient, and is a mix of on-campus and online content. Be MORE with an MME from CMU.

Master of Science in Clinical Counseling Apply Now

Clinical counselors deal with the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. They help patients interpret and deal with problems and situations. The MSCC at CMU is designed to prepare graduates with knowledge and skills necessary to apply for licensure in Missouri as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and is offered at several locations around Missouri.

Master of Science in Mathematics Apply Now

Our MS in Math degree can be summed up in three simple words: quality, affordable, and online. If that equation adds up for you, apply today. A 32 credit hour, non-thesis program is designed to enable a student to secure or advance a position in government or industry, pursue a doctorate degree or further a teaching career.

Master of Science in Nursing Apply Now

The nursing profession is red hot, and so is the need for people with advanced degrees in the profession. CMU offers the Master of Science degree in nursing. Even better, there are two options available: Nurse Educator, and Clinical Nurse Leader. And perhaps best of all, the MSN is available online. We proudly emphasize honesty, integrity, civility and a strong sense of personal responsibility.

Master of Science in Athletic Training Apply Now

Central Methodist University has long been known for being a leader in Athletic Training education. Building on the principles of professional excellence, ethical leadership and social responsibility, CMU’s new Master of Science in Athletic Training is poised to remain a leader in the delivery and advancement of health care by developing students into passionate allied healthcare professionals who demonstrate inter-professional collaboration and patient-centered care.