Degrees and programs

The Mizzou School of Health Professions offers a wide variety of programs of study for students interested in health care, public health and social work.

From the Bachelor of Health Science degree to our doctoral programs, our students graduate with exceptional opportunities ahead of them. Each degree program has a unique application process and requirements.

Want to talk to someone about your options?

Prospective students may schedule a virtual meeting with our recruitment coordinator.

Current students may schedule an appointment in MU Connect to meet with their academic advisor.

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For Bachelor’s degree programs, please make an appointment with an academic adviser to verify details for the program of study in which you are interested.

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (BHS)

These undergraduate degree programs prepare you for clinical work in five focused skill areas and have a 100% job placement rate. Students typically apply to these programs their sophomore or junior year. Emphasis areas include:

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This 100% online program focuses on learning practical, hands-on skills related to health, wellness, fitness and how to work with different populations. Fitness Programming and Management is also available as an undergraduate certificate.

Health Science (BHS) laptop_mac

The Health Science program prepares you for a non-clinical health care career or to apply for graduate study in a clinical program. Students may declare Health Science as a major upon admission to MU.

Occupational Therapy Assistant (BHS)

Mizzou is one of the first schools in the nation to offer a bachelor’s-level degree for Occupational Therapy Assistant. Students typically apply to the entry-level program their sophomore year.

Public Health (BHS) laptop_mac

This non-clinical program will prepare you for administrative or health and wellness careers or for graduate study in public health. It can be completed on campus, online, or a combination of both. Students may declare Public Health as a major upon admission to MU.

Social Work (BSW)

The Bachelor of Social Work program is a professional program that prepares you for direct human service professional positions or graduate study. Students typically apply to the BSW program their sophomore year.

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (BHS)

This program prepares you for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology. Students typically apply to the professional program their sophomore year.

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (MHS) laptop_mac

This 100% online program is designed for practicing health care providers seeking to develop advanced, profession-specific competencies and build safe and effective interprofessional health care teams. It may be completed with or without an emphasis. Emphasis areas include:

Public Health (MPH) laptop_mac

This program may be completed online, in person or a combination of both. Public Health master’s students choose from two emphasis areas: Health Promotion and Policy or Veterinary Public Health.

Social Work (MSW) laptop_mac

A master’s degree in social work from MU can help you launch or further your career in clinical practice or policy, planning and administration.

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (MHS)

This program prepares you to become a licensed speech-language pathologist.

Health and Rehabilitation Science (PhD)

This interdisciplinary, research-focused doctoral program will prepare you for a career in research, higher education or organizational leadership in health disciplines.

Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Mizzou offers an Occupational Therapy Doctorate on campus for entry-level professionals plus an online option for licensed occupational therapists.

Physical Therapy (DPT)

This entry-level professional program prepares you to enter the field of physical therapy as a general practitioner. 

Social Work (PhD)

This program is nationally distinct in its interdisciplinary emphasis, theory-driven research, community-based collaborative research, and student-faculty collaborative research.

Psychology pre-doctoral training internships

Pediatric psychology, rehabilitation psychology, neuropsychology

Psychology postdoctoral residency

Pediatric neuropsychology, adult neuropsychology