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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.
Official nameMaster of health science in clinical and diagnostic sciences with an emphasis in imaging sciences
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Health Sciences | 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
- Assistant clinical 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 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 College of Health Sciences 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.
Typical program length2 years
Typical course loadPart time
Certificate program equivalency
Those interested in certificate preparation options for:
- MRI Certificate
- CT Certificate
- Interventional Radiography Certificate
You can enroll at Mizzou as a nondegree-seeking student and complete the necessary courses for the certification. Contact Director of Radiography Programs, Carla Allen for more details via email AllenCar@health.missouri.edu or phone at 573-884-9680.
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
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.
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.
Alice Townsend is the director of the diagnostic medical ultrasound program. Prior to her faculty appointment at the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou), she held other clinical and educational leadership positions, including assistant manager of an imaging center. She earned an MBA from Columbia College and earned her undergraduate degree from Mizzou. Townsend is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology certified and a registered vascular technologist.
Dr. Myers is the program director for the online MHS program, and a clinical professor in the College of Health Sciences. Her research interests include academic credentialing and oxygen therapy. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Myers was a registered respiratory therapist at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.