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. Follow the instructions carefully to complete your application. Additional Application Information is available. You may choose to use the Nuclear Medicine Application Checklist for tracking your packet materials.
  2. Complete the Nuclear Medicine Program application packet and return by February 1st via email.
  3. Distribute two Recommendation Forms to be returned directly to the Admissions Committee by February 1st. This should not be delivered by the applicant.
  4. Complete 8 hours of observation. Take the Observation Form with you and make sure the supervising technologist signs the form upon completion. Return this form by the due date (if delivering by hand, please have this turned in the office by 3:00 pm).
  5. Submit the $40.00 Nuclear Medicine Program application fee with the completed observation forms to be received by the Admissions Committee no later than February 1st. Check or Money Order should be made out to University of Missouri. Do not send cash via mail. We are unable to accept either charge cards or Student Charge. If delivering by hand, please turn in no later than February 1st at 3:00 pm.

All application materials are due to the Nuclear Medicine office no later than February 1st. Observation and application fee can be mailed to:

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

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


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