Degrees and programs

The Mizzou College of Health Sciences offers a wide variety of programs of study for students interested in health care, public health, and social work.

From the Bachelor of Health Science degree to our doctoral programs, our students graduate with exceptional opportunities ahead of them. Each degree program has a unique application process and requirements.

Want to talk to someone about your options?

Prospective students may email our recruitment office.

Current students may schedule an appointment in MU Connect to meet with their academic advisor.

Bachelor’s degrees

For Bachelor’s degree programs, please make an appointment with an academic adviser to verify the details of the program of study in which you are interested.

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (BHS)

Emphasis areas:

These accredited clinical programs prepare you to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation. Each program has a 100% board examination pass rate and 100% job placement rate.

Fitness Programming and Management (BS) laptop_mac Available online
This 100% online program focuses on learning practical, hands-on skills related to health, wellness, fitness and how to work with different populations. Fitness Programming and Management is also available as an undergraduate certificate.

Health Science (BHS) laptop_mac Available online
Emphasis areas:

  • Health and Wellness Services
  • Leadership and Policy
  • Pre-Professional
  • Rehabilitation Sciences

The Health Science major prepares you for a non-clinical health care career or to apply for graduate study in a clinical program. Students may declare Health Science as a major upon admission to MU.

Occupational Therapy Assistant (BHS)
Mizzou is one of the first schools in the nation to offer a bachelor’s-level degree for Occupational Therapy Assistants. Students typically apply to the entry-level program during their sophomore year.

Public Health (BHS)
This non-clinical program will prepare you for administrative or health and wellness careers or for graduate study in public health. It can be completed on campus, online, or a combination of both. Students may declare Public Health as a major upon admission to MU.

Social Work (BSW) laptop_mac Available online
The Bachelor of Social Work program is a professional program that prepares you for direct human service professional positions or graduate study. Students typically apply to the BSW program during their sophomore year.

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (BHS)
This program prepares you for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology. Students typically apply to the professional program in their sophomore year.

Master’s degrees

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (MHS) laptop_mac Available online
Emphasis areas:

Health Administration (MHA)
This program prepares you to successfully lead in the dynamic healthcare industry. The curriculum emphasizes strategic, policy, financial, and operational skills to drive innovation and improve patient care. You can complete this degree in person (Residential MHA) or a hybrid format (Executive MHA).

Public Health (MPH) laptop_mac Available online
This program may be completed online, in person or a combination of both. Public Health master’s students choose from two emphasis areas: Health Promotion and Policy or Veterinary Public Health.

Social Work (MSW) laptop_mac Available online
A master’s degree in social work from MU can help you launch or further your career in clinical practice or policy, planning and administration.

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (MHS)
This program prepares you to become a licensed speech-language pathologist.

Doctoral degrees

Health and Rehabilitation Science (PhD)
This interdisciplinary, research-focused doctoral program will prepare you for a career in research, higher education or organizational leadership in health disciplines.

Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Mizzou offers an Occupational Therapy Doctorate on campus for entry-level professionals plus an online option for licensed occupational therapists.

Physical Therapy (DPT)
This entry-level professional program prepares you to enter the field of physical therapy as a general practitioner. 

Social Work (PhD)
This program is nationally distinct in its interdisciplinary emphasis, theory-driven research, community-based collaborative research, and student-faculty collaborative research.

Graduate certificates


Public Health

Public Health Communication

Gerontological Social Work

Informatics for Public Health

Undergraduate minors and certificates


Undergraduate certificates

Internships and residency

Psychology pre-doctoral training internships
Pediatric psychology, rehabilitation psychology, neuropsychology

Psychology postdoctoral residency
Pediatric neuropsychology, adult neuropsychology