Bring your clinical leadership to the classroom

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: School of Medicine | Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Estimated program cost: $11,441.10*

*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.

Get the degree you deserve

The online master’s degree in academic medicine from MU, the first such degree in the nation to be offered 100 percent online, will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills for your future academic career. If you want to pursue your studies while maintaining your current positions and responsibilities, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth1
Median salary2

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Postsecondary Teachers

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016, 29-1062 Physicians and Surgeons, Family and General Practitioners

Titles held by recent graduates:

  • Clinical research faculty
  • College dean
  • Department chair
  • Organizational president
  • Program director
  • Research professor

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically finish the program in two years.

Course work covers

  • Epidemiology
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Health care systems
  • Learning strategies in clinical education
  • Medical education
  • Research methods

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Family and Community Medicine.