Radiographers are highly skilled health professionals who work closely with physicians and specialize in the use of x-rays. They provide patient services using a variety of imaging modalities. In addition to conventional x-ray procedures, the radiographer also works with computerized axial tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cardiovascular-interventional technology, mammography, bone densitometry, and quality management.
About the Mizzou Radiography Program
Established in 1960, the Radiography Program is the only baccalaureate level program at a public institution of higher education in Missouri. This discipline provides preparation for leaders in the field by offering a Bachelor of Health Science degree. Graduates have demonstrated their superior achievement through their performance on national certifying examinations with a 100% overall pass rate. After graduating from the program, students may choose to do an additional clinical externship in computerized tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, which will lead to a certificate of completion and eligibility to take the national certifying examination in that area.
The primary mission of the radiography program is to prepare highly competent, registry eligible professionals in the medical imaging sciences. Our program and curriculum are designed to provide an educational foundation for the advancement into leadership and managerial positions within medical imaging, as well as providing an environment where scholarly activity, professional development, and service are expectations. Our curriculum enables successful graduates to readily interact with a variety of health care and science related fields.
Before beginning the professional phase of the School of Health Professions’ Radiography Program, we want you to have certain information available to you. The Radiography Program is a serious commitment—for you and for us. More than anything else, however, it is a serious commitment to patients, including those you will see and work with as students and, most importantly, those for whom you will be responsible later in your careers. Click to view the Essential Requirements Form.
Students in the professional phase of the Radiography Program are expected to abide by certain rules and regulations found within the student handbook. Click to view the Mizzou Radiography Student Handbook.
Full disclosure of any ticket, citation, summons, arrest, charges or convictions for a misdemeanor or felony is required on the application to the clinical portion of the program. Individuals who have been charged or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony must pre-apply to the ARRT. Written preapproval to take the examination must be attached to the program application by the application deadline. Contact the Program Director for preapproval information well in advance of the program application deadline. Written preapproval may take up to 12 weeks to complete.