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Bachelor of health science in clinical and diagnostic sciences
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A bachelor’s degree in radiography from MU will help you teach and serve as a manager in all areas of medical imaging, including patient care, research, sales and marketing. If you are a certified radiologic technologist and you want to find more job and promotion opportunities in health care, this may be the degree for you.

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Quick facts

Official name

Bachelor of health science in clinical and diagnostic sciences with an emphasis in radiography


University of Missouri-Columbia

Program type

Bachelor's degree

Academic home

College of Health Sciences | Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Transfer credit hours


Transfer estimated cost


*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.

Radiologic technologists.

Career prospects

Teach and serve as a manager in all areas of medical imaging, including:

  • Patient care
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Marketing
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employment growth
American Society of Radiologic Technologists Wage and Salary Survey (2022)
median salary

Program structure

This program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. You may meet your course work requirement with both semester-based and self-paced courses.

Course work covers

  • Clinical ethics
  • CT physics and procedures
  • MRI physics and procedures
  • Public health principles and practice
  • Radiologic pharmacology
  • Sectional anatomy

The length of your program depends on how many credit hours you transfer and whether you study part time or full time.


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length


Typical course load

Varies if full time or part 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 or phone at 573-884-9680.

See all online programs offered through the College of Health Sciences.


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

Faculty spotlight

Carla Allen

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

Learn more about this program

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