Bring your clinical leadership to the classroom

Katie Murray, DO

Master of Science in Academic Medicine `18

Katie Murray balances her clinical practice with mentoring residents. Along with fine-tuning her mentoring skills, the online academic medicine program at the University of Missouri enhanced her writing capabilities. The program's course work helped Katie produce a successful grant that she is now using to improve the lives of her patients.

Alisa Hayes, MD

Master of Science in Academic Medicine `18

Alisa Hayes wanted to expand the research component of her work as a doctor in the emergency department. Since emergency medicine is a younger specialty, she needed a degree that would give her the tools and support to be successful. The University of Missouri School of Medicine's academic medicine program introduced her to mentors and peers that will help take her research to a new level.

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: School of Medicine | Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Liaison Committee on Medical Education
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Estimated program cost: $12,000.90*

*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.