Lead fellow clinicians

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: School of Health Professions | Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30 (minimum)
  • Estimated program cost: $15,409.50*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

How an online master’s in imaging sciences can help you

The online master’s in clinical and diagnostic sciences with an emphasis in imaging sciences is designed for practicing clinicians. With a blend of interprofessional classes and discipline-specific classes, the program prepares graduates for effective leadership in interprofessional workplace environments.

Students who pursue the online master’s in clinical and diagnostic sciences with an emphasis in imaging sciences will be prepared to:

  • Teach online courses for professional practice educational programs and online bachelor’s degree advancement programs in imaging sciences;
  • Lead interprofessional teams of clinicians in the hospital/clinic setting;
  • Take on a nonclinical role in sales, marketing, product or customer support.

Career prospects

Job growth
Average salary

Source: Burning Glass Technologies. 2020. Employment growth numbers are based on models that consider Bureau of Labor Statistics data for multiple occupations. A sample of selected occupations: Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician, Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiographer, Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.

Potential careers

  • Clinical educator
  • Team leader
  • Assistant clinical professor
  • Clinical specialist

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically complete part-time study plans in two years.

The master’s in imaging sciences is a customizable interdisciplinary program that allows you to craft a degree that suits your specific educational needs and career goals.

  • Start with core clinical foundation courses designed to introduce students to graduate-level concepts;
  • Choose a leadership graduate certificate offered by the School of Health Professions or by a partner MU school or college to achieve a high level of depth in an area of your interest;
  • Take imaging sciences emphasis area electives to further your knowledge in your profession.

Meet our faculty

Carla Allen, RT(R), CT, ARRT, PhD

Clinical Education Coordinator, Associate Teaching Professor, Program Director, Director of Continuing Education


Dr. Allen has taught for the radiography program at Mizzou since 2006. Her goals include improving her teaching practice, which also provides her with the skills and abilities to improve the delivery and quality of radiologic sciences education on a more global basis. Her research interests include international collaboration, evidence-based practice, visual information behavior and improving learning.

Jeff Galen, MEd, BHS-NM, CNMT

Program Director

Nuclear Medicine

Galen is the program director in the nuclear medicine technologist program. He is the president-elect for the Missouri Valley Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Galen holds bachelor degrees in both science education and nuclear medicine, as well as a master’s in information science from the University of Missouri.

Moses Hdeib, MD, RDMS, RVT, RDCS

Program Director, Clinical Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

Dr. Hdeib is a clinical professor and director of graduate studies for the School of Health Professions. Hdeib has taught for Mizzou since 2001.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences.