• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

This bachelor's degree completion program 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. 

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.

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. You must be an ARRT-certified radiologic technologist in good standing and have completed a JRCERT-accredited certificate or associate degree program.
  2. Completed high school diploma or high school equivalency degree.
  3. Completed at least 24 credit hours of applicable college course work, including the equivalent of MATH 1100 or ENGLSH 1000 with a grade of C- or better.
  4. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 100 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

To apply to this program:

The Degree Completion Admissions Committee requires two months to review and evaluate your application.

Application Deadlines

June 1
November 1
April 1


  • Core Courses (Choose 7)
  • CDS 3460Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diagnostic Applications I3 Credits

    (same as RA_SCI 3460). Interdisciplinary small group, case-based study of common cardiovascular, pulmonary and other diseases. Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment from the perspective of allied health professionals. Emphasis on critical thinking, teamwork skills. Prerequisites: Acceptance into Radiologic Sciences, Radiography Program.

  • CDS 4480Clinical Ethics3 Credits

    Exploration of bioethics issues in health care with emphasis on issues related to patient choice and provider responsibility. Topics include philosophical theories, principles and models for ethical and lawful decision making in healthcare.

  • CDS 4985Healthcare Organization and Leadership (Writing Intensive)3 Credits

    In this course, students will explore leadership principles as they relate to the student's focus area, combining previous expertise in the field with an interdisciplinary perspective within the healthcare community. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Senior standing.

  • ESC_PS 4170Introduction to Applied Statistics3 Credits

    Introduces statistical techniques including descriptive statistics, correlation, simple regression and hypothesis testing. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course. Recommended: College Algebra or equivalent.

  • HLTH_SCI 3900WIntroduction to The Research Process and Evidence Base - Writing Intensive3 Credits

    This course provides an introduction to the basic quantitative and qualitative research techniques used in public health, health education and promotion, and the health professions. Conducting research, making medical decisions based on research findings, and using and interpreting research and evidence in practice settings all represent potential outcomes for students selecting a career in public health or the health professions. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Restricted to Health Sciences Majors with junior or senior standing.

  • RA_SCI 3150Radiologic Pharmacology3 Credits

    Pharmacological principles, biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamcis, drug classifications, drug names, administration routes, and infection prevention and control will be covered. Attention will be given to contrast agents relative to radiographic imaging. Ethical and legal implications will be explores. Prerequisites: Acceptance into Radiologic Sciences, Radiography Program. Restricted to Radiologic Science students only.

  • RA_SCI 4110Sectional Anatomy3 Credits

    (same as DMU 4312; cross-leveled with RA_SCI 7110, DMU 7312). A study of human anatomy using the sectional approach; anatomical structures will be related to modern medical imaging techniques. Graded on an A-F basis only. Prerequisites: instructor's consent required.

  • RA_SCI 4140Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physics and Procedures5 Credits

    (cross-leveled with RA_SCI 7140). Magnetic Resonance imaging fundamentals, applications, instrumentation, physical principles. Basic imaging concepts including positioning, scanning protocols, contrast imaging, anatomy review, and pathological considerations. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Acceptance into Radiologic Sciences.

  • OR
  • RA_SCI 4150Computed Tomography: Physics and Procedures5 Credits

    (cross-leveled with RA_SCI 7150). Computed tomography imaging fundamentals, applications, instrumentation, physical principles. Applied concepts regarding patient care and CT imaging procedures. Graded on an A-F basis only. Prerequisite: Acceptance into Radiologic Sciences.

  • CDS 4085Problems in Medical Imaging (1-3 credit hours)1-3 Credit

    Independent work on special problems related to cardiopulmonary health.

  • CDS 4500Emergency and Disaster Management in Healthcare 3 Credits

    This course will provide the student with an orientation the principles of disaster management in the community (both state and federal levels) and the acute care facility. Topics include biological agents, allocation of resources and ethical considerations. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Restricted to students in the Undergraduate Academic Program of Health Professions.

  • ESC_PS 4087Seminar in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology: Experiencing Cultural Diversity in the United States3 Credits

    Recommended: instructor's consent.

  • ESC_PS 4115Human Learning3 Credits

    An introduction to the basic principles of learning. Focus is on principles of learning which have the greatest utility for professional educators. This course provides a foundation for more advanced courses in human learning.

  • HLTH_SCI 3300Public Health Principles, Practice, and Education3 Credits

    Public Health is the science and practice of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. This course focuses on the basic structures of the Public Health system in the U.S. and provides an introduction to the factors that influence and shape that system. Among others, factors include socioeconomic, financing, politics and global issues. Students in this course will be challenged to consider the complex web of factors affecting the health of communities. The course will explore: health needs assessments, examining relationships among behavioral, environmental and genetic factors that enhance or compromise health, examining factors that influence the learning process, and examining factors that enhance or compromise the process of health education. Graded on an A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Restricted to Health Sciences Majors during pre-registration.

  • HLTH_SCI 4300Health Care in the United States3 Credits

    Overview of financing, structure, and outcomes in the U.S. health care system. Contemporary health care issues, policy, and politics will be addressed. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: sophomore standing; Restricted to Health Sciences Majors during pre-registration.

  • HLTH_SCI 4400Culture and Health Literacy for the Health Professions3 Credits

    This course will explore differences and attitudes towards the health care industry across various social, cultural and ability groups. This exploration will result in more culturally competent health professionals by promoting self-awareness and challenging the existing assumptions and biases of the health care system. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing or instructor's consent. Restricted to Health Sciences Majors during preregistration.

  • HLTH_SCI 4410Humanism and Health Literacy3 Credits

    This class will teach how the humanities can help students become better heath professionals. Topics include: spirituality and health; non-medical factors that impact health; representation of disability in art history; and literature and health. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Restricted to Health Sciences Majors during pre-registration.

  • NU_ENG 4330Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counter Terrorism3 Credits

    (same as PEA_ST 4330). Terrorism has been a familiar tool of political conflict, and it has assumed greater importance during the past twenty years. This subject has been treated by political scientists in various forms, but the scientific and technological aspects of different forms of terrorism cannot be found in a single place. It is important for persons who propose counter measures to understand the basics of different types of terrorism such as for instance the nature of chemical agents, their properties such as toxicity, etc. in order to build better defense systems.

  • RA_SCI 4140 Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physics and Procedures 55 Credits
  • RA_SCI 4150 Computed Tomography: Physics and Procedures 5 Credits
  • RA_SCI 4946Advanced Medical Imaging Externship3 Credits

    (cross-leveled with RA_SCI 7946). Supervised clinical experience in a medical imaging specialty with emphasis on patient care and technical practice. Prerequisites: Instructor's consent required. Certification in a primary area of imaging. An affiliation agreement between the University of Missouri Radiologic Sciences Program and the clinical facility. Satisfactory completion of all Clinical Screening Requirements.

  • SOCIAL 3440Sociology of Health3 Credits

    A survey of sociological thinking and research on health, health problems, health occupations and health services. How these are shaped by the society. Problems faced by individuals and the system. Potential solutions to problems.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $284.80
  • Fees: $13.77
  • Total: $298.57
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $854.40
  • Fees: $41.31
  • Total: $895.71
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $366.58
  • Fees: $13.77
  • Total: $380.35
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1099.74
  • Fees: $41.31
  • Total: $1141.05
Tuition rates are subject to change.

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