Application

Schedule an advising appointment with the program director to receive the application for the nuclear medicine program. For questions regarding your pre-requisites, contact the program director or the School of Health Professions Student Services advisor.

Application Procedure:

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  1. Download Application Information and follow the instructions carefully.
  2. Use/reference the Nuclear Medicine Application Checklist to tracking your packet materials.
  3. Complete the undergraduate application packet.
    1. in PDF form
    2. in Word form
  4. Complete the Clinical Immunizations Form and return with supporting documentation (scanned copies are acceptable at this point).
    Note: this is not a checklist (this is informational only) – do not try to complete all the items on this list before turning in your application and/or making an appointment with Student Health. You will have plenty of time to complete these after.

    1. in PDF form
    2. in Word form
  5. Submit the $40.00 Nuclear Medicine Program application fee. Check or Money Order should be made out to University of Missouri. Do not send cash via mail. We are unable to accept Mizzou Student Charge. Credit or debit cards will need to use the payment form (coming soon) or come to the office during business hours.
  6. Complete 8 hours of observation. Take the Observation Form with you and make sure the supervising technologist signs the form upon completion. You can scan the form and attach with your application materials or deliver to the committee.
    If you completed NucMed 1000, attach a scanned copy of your completed observations through this course to fulfill the requirement.
  7. Distribute two Recommendation Forms to be returned directly to the Admissions Committee by February 1st. This should not be delivered by the applicant. You should have a recommendation form from 2 different categories.
    1. in PDF form (and)
    2. in Word form

All application materials are due no later than February 1st. If you choose to hand deliver materials, visit the office below during business hours but turn in no later than February 1st at 3:00 pm. Materials can be mailed or hand delivered during office hours to:

Nuclear Medicine Applications Committee
Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences Department
School of Health Professions
University of Missouri
605 Lewis Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-4230

Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday (email for appointment)

It is highly advisable to meet with the program director and/or an advisor from the SHP Student Services to check your acceptance eligibility prior to submitting an application.

Applicant Considerations:

Applications are considered on a competitive basis each admission period. Admission criteria includes:

  • Acceptance into University of Missouri
  • Completed application packet received by the Nuclear Medicine office
  • Completion of general course prerequisites
  • Completion of all health and human resource requirements as directed by the Nuclear Medicine office
  • Minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview
  • Minimum required TOEFL for students whose native language is not English

TOEFL

We expect international students to know English well enough to:

  • Comprehend oral lectures
  • Participate in discussions
  • Read textbooks with full comprehension
  • Write effectively in English

The Test of English As a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

TOEFL is required of every applicant whose native language is not English. A TOEFL score cannot be more than two years old. Our minimum TOEFL score requirement is 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (internet-based test); however, many other departments may have higher requirements.

SHarP Scholar Application

The Nuclear Medicine Program offers a guaranteed admission option for high school seniors and first semester MU freshmen. Students selected as SHarP Scholars, who remain in good standing, are guaranteed a position in the Nuclear Medicine Program upon successful completion of the requirements for admission to the program.

Potential SHarP Scholar students must:

  • Rank in the top 10% of their high school class of the time of application
  • Attain a minimum composite score of 30 on their ACT or 1330 on their SAT
  • Make an appointment to meet with the program director to discuss your application
  • Complete and return SHarP Scholar application materials by the due date
    • Submit the provided Recommendation Forms as instructed
    • Complete minimum required observation hours as instructed by the program
    • Complete an interview if necessary

**Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee acceptance as a SHarP Scholar

To apply, click each form to download the Word or PDF format (PDF documents should be opened using Adobe Reader and not PDF viewers):

  • Submit the SHarP Scholar Application by carefully reading and following the included instructions
    • download the application in the Word or PDF format
  • Submit a Recommendation form to your Guidance Counselor or Principal
    • download the Recommendation form in a Word or PDF format
  • Submit a Recommendation form to a Teacher or Professor who is familiar with your academic performance
    • download the Recommendation form in a Word or PDF format
  • Complete and log 4 hours of observation in a Nuclear Medicine department on the Observation Form