For current students

Adding/changing majors

If you are a current MU student in a major outside of the College of Health Sciences (CHS) and are interested in transferring to the Health Science major, please e-mail the SHP Advising account at chsadvising@missouri.edu. You will be given step-by-step instructions on how to declare the major. See Transferring into Health Professions guidelines for internal transfers below.

If you are currently a student in the College of Health Sciences, please reach out to your advisor for instructions on how to complete the process.

If you are a prospective MU student, please select the Health Science major on your MU Application for Admission. If you are a first-time college student, contact our recruitment coordinator for more information. If you are enrolled at another institution, see Transferring into Health Professions guidelines for external transfers below.

Transferring into Health Sciences

External Transfer

from outside of the University of Missouri

A student wishing to transfer to the College of Health Sciences at the University of Missouri from a non-University of Missouri System school must satisfy MU Admissions criteria and meet the following requirements:

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (based on the program to which the student will apply; see chart below)
  2. A minimum 2.0 GPA in the most recent term/semester of coursework
  3. A C- in either English 1000 or Math 1100

Below are the cumulative GPA requirements for the School of Health Professions programs:

  • Health Science: 2.5 GPA
  • Pre-Speech Language and Hearing Science: 2.75 GPA
  • Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences: 2.5 GPA
  • Pre-Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound: 2.75 GPA
  • Pre-Nuclear Medicine: 2.5 GPA
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy: 3.0 GPA
  • Pre-Physical Therapy: 3.0 GPA
  • Pre-Radiography: 2.5 GPA
  • Pre-Respiratory Therapy: 2.5 GPA
  • Undeclared/Undecided HP: 2.5 GPA

A transfer student interested in declaring Pre-Health Professions (Pre-HP) should call the Health Sciences Office of Student Services at 573-882-8011 as soon as possible to discuss how their classes will transfer toward their intended program. A student with 60+ hours may be admitted as Pre-HP if they meet the same GPA requirements as those students with fewer than 60 hours but will need to declare a major by the end of their first semester. (Pre-HP is not a major, but rather, an intention to apply to a professional program.)

A student with 60+ hours may be admitted as Undeclared-Health Professions (Undec-HP) but will need to declare a major by the end of their first semester.

All students must complete English 1000 and Math 1100 to meet graduation requirements in the College of Health Sciences, regardless of completion of an AA degree from a Missouri community college.

Internal Transfer

from a different academic division at the University of Missouri

Students currently enrolled at the University of Missouri may apply to transfer to the College of Health Sciences. In order to be accepted, they must meet the GPA and credit hour requirements for the program to which they wish to transfer. For more information on how to apply to transfer to CHS, email chsadvising@missouri.edu.

Health Science

  • 2.0 cumulative, Mizzou, and most recent semester GPA
  • Students with more than 60 hours completed must file a graduation plan before the transfer will be approved
  • In order to graduate with the Bachelor in Health Science, students must complete their last 30 hours as a declared Health Science major

Pre-Health Professions: Clinical Laboratory Science

  • 60 hours or less and 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • 61 hours or more and 2.5 cumulative GPA, with secondary degree-granting program

Pre-Health Professions: Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

  • 60 hours or less and 2.75 cumulative GPA

Pre-Health Professions: Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

  • 60 hours or less and 2.75 cumulative GPA

Pre-Health Professions: Nuclear Medicine

  • 60 hours or less and 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • 61 hours or more and 2.5 cumulative GPA, with secondary degree-granting program

Pre-Health Professions: Pre-Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • 60 hours or less and a 3.0 cumulative GPA

Pre-Health Professions: Pharmacy

  • First semester at the University of Missouri

Pre-Health Professions: Physical Therapy

  • 60 hours or less and 3.0 cumulative GPA

Pre-Health Professions: Radiological Science

  • 60 hours or less and 2.5 cumulative GPA

Pre-Health Professions: Respiratory Therapy

  • 60 hours or less and 2.5 cumulative GPA
Professional programs

Only those students who have been admitted to a professional program can transfer directly to them. This includes:

  • Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiography
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

A student interested in pursuing admission to a professional program in the College of Health Sciences may choose to transfer in as Pre-Health Professions. However, these Pre-Health Professions programs are not degree-granting. Students must be accepted into a professional program or declare another major once they have completed 60 credit hours.

Post-baccalaureate students

Students who have already obtained a Bachelor’s degree may remain Pre-Health Professions as long as they meet the sub-plan GPA requirements.