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The online master’s in clinical and diagnostic sciences is the first of its kind: A master’s degree designed for practicing clinicians in clinical/medical laboratory science, diagnostic medical ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiography or respiratory therapy. 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 will choose from among paths that will prepare them to:
- Teach courses for professional practice educational programs and bachelor’s degree advancement programs in clinical/medical laboratory science, diagnostic medical ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiography or respiratory therapy;
- Lead interprofessional teams of clinicians in the hospital/clinic setting;
- Take on a nonclinical role in sales, marketing, or product or customer support.
Official nameMaster of health science in clinical and diagnostic sciences
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeSchool of Health Professions | Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
- Clinical educator
- Team leader
- Clinical or teaching professor
- Clinical specialist
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 clinical and diagnostic sciences is a customizable interdisciplinary program that allows you to craft a degree that suits your specific educational needs and career goals.
Course work includes
- 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 electives to further your knowledge of your profession.
Typical program length2 years
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Dr. Moss is the program director for the online MHS program, and a clinical professor in the School of Health Professions. Her research interests include academic credentialing and oxygen therapy. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Moss was a registered respiratory therapist at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.