Master’s Degree

Are you a nuclear medicine professional looking to move into a leadership role? A master’s degree can help you get there.

The Master of Health Science in Clinical and Diagnostic Science (MHS CDS), emphasis in imaging is designed for Nuclear Medicine Technologists who hold the bachelor’s degree and are certified by either the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT-N). The program aims to prepare accomplished, ambitious nuclear medicine professionals for leadership roles such as those listed below.

  • Clinical Management and Senior Administration
  • Positron Emission Tomography / Computed Tomography / Magnetic Resonance Imaging technologists
  • Educator in a Nuclear Medicine education program
  • Sales, marketing, and training specialists for the medical equipment or pharmaceutical industry

University of Missouri MHS CDS program students may add value to their experience by carefully choosing their elective courses. Strategically selected electives allow students to earn a graduate certificate and prepare for advanced NM-related certifications while completing requirements for the master’s degree.

The 30-credit (minimum) MHS CDS online curriculum enables professionals to complete coursework part-time and at their own pace, while being concurrently employed. Students can expect to complete the program in as little as two years by enrolling in 6 credits in the fall semesters, 6 credits in the spring semesters, and 3 credits in the summer semesters.

Admission Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required.
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (A = 4.0) for the most recent 60 hours of college coursework is a minimum requirement established by both the MU Graduate School and the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences.
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional.
  • If English is not the applicant’s native language, they must demonstrate English proficiency consistent with MU Graduate School requirements. View international student requirements.
  • Applications for admission to the program may be submitted at any time. Admission is rolling. Students who are admitted to the program may begin with the fall, spring, or summer semesters.
  • Contact us (umhsshpcds@health.missouri.edu) if you have questions about admission requirements.

Application Process

The Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences application is built into the University of Missouri Graduate School application. This application includes:

  • Statement of Purpose. The Statement of Purpose should describe the applicant’s relevant qualifications, experience, and professional goals. The statement should not exceed two double-spaced typed pages.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Transcript(s). Official transcripts from every college or university from which you have earned credit.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only). Learn more.
  • Letters of recommendation are optional.
  • Application fee $65: A non-refundable application processing fee of $65 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents or $90 for nonresident internationals is required for all new applications. The fee is paid through the application system at the time of application submission. MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express or Diner’s Club credit cards are accepted. A separate application fee is required for every application submitted to the graduate school.

Apply Today Additional Application Information

Only completed applications will be considered for admission to the MHS Clinical and Diagnostic Science program. Application materials will be reviewed, and an admission decision will be communicated to the applicant by email. Contact us (umhsshpcds@health.missouri.edu) if you have questions about the Application requirements or application process.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Graduate School for assistance; by phone at 1-800-877-6312 or 573-882-6312, or via email at gradadmin@missouri.edu.