Academic medicine

Master of science University of Missouri-Columbia
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Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required. Successful completion requires a minimum of 30 credit hours.

This program has two options for study:

  1. Clinical Education/Administration
  2. Clinical Research

Clinical Education/Administration students take F_C_MD 8491 Field Experience in Medical Education in their second year of study. Clinical Research students take F_C_MD 8450 Research in Community Health instead of the field experience course.

Course planner

The chart below shows when the courses are traditionally offered. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Nondegree-seeking enrollment

Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll in up to 9 credit hours as a nondegree-seeking (in some cases, post-baccalaureate) student. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

  • Program authorized


Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

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