Students who wish to apply to the program must complete the general education requirements, major prerequisites and be college sophomores in good standing prior to starting the Nuclear Medicine Program. Certain requirements may be waived for those applicants with a previous bachelor or associate of arts degree.

Review the School of Health Professions Student Services Advising Worksheets or make an appointment with the SHP Student Services for additional information on general education and program prerequisites.

Admission criteria includes:

  • Admission to MU. For information on how to apply to the University of Missouri click here.
  • Completion of general course prerequisites
  • Completion of program prerequisites
  • Completed Application Packet submitted to admissions committee
  • Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Evidence of interest and knowledge of the field
  • Volunteer or observation experiences
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview

All accepted students must:

  • provide a current immunization record and update as required;
  • complete a nationwide criminal background check as well as a caregiver screening through Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services using their social security number;
  • submit to a 14 Panel Drug Test;
  • have current certification in BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers through any AHA (American Heart Association) certified course, this certification must be maintained throughout the entire professional phase of the program;
    • The Nuclear Medicine program will certify accepted students during the student’s professional phase.
  • purchase lab coats, scrubs and other materials for their classroom and clinical training;
  • have reliable transportation;
  • maintain the required minimum 2.5 GPA per semester as well as cumulative;
  • successfully completely all pre-requisite courses; and
  • follow all rules and regulations in the Nuclear Medicine Policy Manual.