Imaging sciences

Master of health science University of Missouri
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Overview

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of health science in clinical and diagnostic sciences with an emphasis in imaging sciences

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

School of Health Professions | Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

30

Estimated cost

$15,409.50

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

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Career prospects

Potential careers

  • Clinical educator
  • Team leader
  • Assistant clinical professor
  • Clinical specialist
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.
13%
Job growth
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.
$89,400
Average salary

Program structure

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.

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 imaging sciences emphasis area electives to further your knowledge in your profession.

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

Part time

Accreditation

The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Our faculty

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.

Carla Allen, RT (R), CT, ARRT, PhD
Teaching Professor, Program Director, Director of Continuing Education
Photo of Jeff Galen: smiling caucasian man with graying hair wearing a suit and tie

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.

Jeff Galen, MEd, BHS-NM, CNMT
Program Director
Photo of Moses Hdeib: a middle-eastern man with dark and gray hair and goatee, wearing a suit and tie

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

Moses Hdeib, MD, RDMS, RVT, RDCS
Program Director, Clinical Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Learn more about this program

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