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Exceptional Academics

A CMU education is all about excellence. Grounded in the liberal arts, made practical by real-world experiences, our rigorous and uniquely relevant academic programs will challenge you, engage you, and prepare you in every way for professional success.



College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, located on our Fayette campus, provides undergraduate students a hands-on, highly personalized education.

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College of Graduate and Extended Studies (CGES)

The College of Graduate and Extended Studies offers flexible bachelor’s and master’s degree programs – with classes offered online and at CMU centers across Missouri.

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Undergraduate Programs

All CMU undergraduate programs are taught by faculty – not teaching assistants. Close student-faculty relationships are an integral part of a CMU education.

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Online Programs

Pursue a new degree or complete one you may have already started through convenient online courses.

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Graduate Programs

CMU offers seven master's programs, each designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to advance in your career.

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Dual Credit (First Class)

CMU’s dual credit program, known as First Class, allows qualified high school students to enroll in classes and to receive both high school and college credit through courses at their school.

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CLAS - Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates

August 15, 2019Faculty Fall Workshop & F/S Meeting
August 18, 2019Returning Resident Students Arrive
August 19, 2019Classes Begin
August 22, 2019Convocation
August 23, 2019Last Day to Add a Course and to Drop One Without a Transcript Notation
September 2, 2019Labor Day
September 21, 2019Family Day
October 5, 2019Homecoming -date moved to 10/19
October 14, 2019Fall Break
October 15, 2019Preregistration Opens for the Spring Semester
October 19, 2019Homecoming
November 6, 2019Young Writer's Day