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CMU Partnership Announced

Moberly Area Community College and Central Methodist University have announced a new partnership at Columbia's Parkade Center to bring six bachelor's degree programs and one graduate degree to the site.

MACC began offering classes in Columbia in 1999, with CMU entering about five years later. CMU moved its Columbia program to The Forum Shopping Center in 2007 – and will continue at that location - while MACC established its Columbia Higher Education Center at the Parkade Center in 2010. Now, the two mid-Missouri institutions, whose main campuses in Moberly and Fayette are less than 30 miles apart, will offer MACC students and others a chance to complete one of six bachelor's degrees at the Parkade Center, located at 601 Business Loop 70 West in Columbia. CMU will launch the partnership this fall by offering Master of Science in Clinical Counseling classes. MACC and CMU will work to establish a clinical counseling facility within the MACC suite at Parkade which will serve MACC and CMU students.

CMU bachelor's degree programs will include Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Health Sciences, and Psychology, according to CMU Provost Dr. Rita Gulstad.

According to Dr. Paula Glover, MACC Vice President for Instruction, the CMU programs were determined after extensive discussions between CMU and MACC to identify programs that best complement MACC's Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching and four Associate of Applied Science degrees offered at the Parkade site. 

Central Methodist will continue at The Forum Shopping Center, 1400 Forum Boulevard, but will not duplicate any degree programs at its two Columbia locations. CMU-Forum bachelor's degree programs include Accelerated Nursing, Accounting, Business, and Child Development, along with its new Master of Education degree there.

For more information about CMU's programming in Columbia, contact Aimee Sage at 660-248-6651. For questions about MACC's Columbia Higher Education Center, contact Amy Wise at 573-234-1067, extension 12104.


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