Academic medicine

Master of science University of Missouri
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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 medicine career. If you want to pursue your studies while maintaining your current positions and responsibilities, this may be the degree for you.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in academic medicine


University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

School of Medicine | Department of Family and Community Medicine

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission, Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Credit hours


Estimated cost


*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.

An academic medicine professional.

Career prospects

Titles held by recent graduates

  • Clinical research faculty
  • College dean
  • Department chair
  • Organizational president
  • Program director
  • Research professor
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Postsecondary Teachers
Employment growth
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Median salary

Program structure

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 includes

  • Epidemiology
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Health care systems
  • Learning strategies in clinical education
  • Medical education
  • Research methods


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

2 years


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The School of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Family and Community Medicine