At the Mizzou College of Health Sciences, we work every day to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
As the home of the most popular major on campus, we teach Mizzou students who care about health and are dedicated to serving others. In addition to learning in the classroom, our students spend more than 80,150 hours helping patients every year.
Our faculty are driven to solve real-world problems. They lead the way by conducting research that has power and purpose. From expanding the use of technology in health care to improving mental health and learning in schools, we are discovering ways to make life better for everyone.
Through clinics and community outreach programs, we provide vital services to members of our community and training for our students. We are proud to serve Missourians today while preparing the workforce of tomorrow.
Growth and success
The College of Health Sciences is the fastest growing academic unit at Mizzou with approximately 3,500 students. The college is comprised of eight departments and 13 disciplines, each with their own specialized accreditation processes. The college also hosts a satellite program of the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Pharmacy.
Health science is the most popular major at MU. As a four-year degree, the Bachelor of Health Science provides students with the knowledge and skills to continue their education in graduate programs or gain employment in settings including health care, government, nonprofit, sales or research.
College of Health Sciences students rank among the best and brightest at MU. Graduates in the Class of 2023 held an average 3.56 GPA. Students in clinical programs consistently excel on national examinations, placing them in the top tier of candidates.
Serving our state and community
The College of Health Sciences is a major provider of Missouri’s health care workforce. With programs in rehabilitation, diagnostic and imaging sciences, public health and social work, our graduates fill critical roles for the health and well-being of Missourians.
In addition, we operate multiple outreach services or facilities and offer numerous other service learning projects, allowing students and faculty to engage in comprehensive, interdisciplinary education and research.
The College of Health Sciences is an important member of the University of Missouri Health System. Other members include the Sinclair School of Nursing, the School of Medicine, University Hospitals and Clinics and University Physicians.
Friends around the world
The College of Health Sciences continues to form strong strategic alliances on and off campus. These activities offer faculty members and students the opportunity to engage in comprehensive, interdisciplinary education and research.
Faculty have a strong relationship with the University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. In addition, we are one of only two U.S. universities to have formalized an international relationship with the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. The primary field of interest is in the area of physical therapy and interdisciplinary outreach services. Faculty have also developed relationships with international health and social services organizations, and lead annual study abroad trips to Greece and Costa Rica.
Our graduates are improving health and well-being for individuals and communities across the globe. You can find our nearly 18,000 alumni innovating, influencing and serving in hospitals, schools, clinics, government agencies, NGOs, universities and more. Several have even returned to the classroom to teach the next generation of health professionals.
The mission of the University of Missouri College of Health Sciences is to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities through excellence in teaching and learning, scholarship and discovery, health care, and service.
By capitalizing on resources and collaborative networks at MU and beyond, the College of Health Sciences will be a model of excellence among university programs that include our health disciplines, with international recognition as an innovative leader in research, teaching and health service delivery.