University of Missouri


Continuing & Distance Education @ the University of Missouri

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The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, MO, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 286 degree programs — including 43 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Why Study Health Management and Informatics at MU?

As an online executive student, you will have the opportunity to learn from health-care experts. Mizzou faculty are nationally recognized and widely published. They teach both the residential and the executive online students. Our top priority is to prepare each of our students to respond effectively and efficiently to the challenges of this dynamic industry.

Strong Academics

National rankings attest to the quality education that you'll receive from the University of Missouri. The health management executive program is ranked No. 5 among Modern Physician magazine's "Top Business Graduate Schools for Physician Executives" for 2009. The health informatics program combines curriculum from managerial and IT perspectives to provide graduates with the skill to truly transform health-care organizations.

Full Technical Support

The IT Help Desk is there for you to help with all your computing questions and problems and the online IT KnowledgeBase is available 24x7 service.

Financial Assistance Available

Financial aid is available to qualified degree candidates who are enrolled at MU. Non-degree-seeking and post-baccalaureate students are not admitted to a specific degree program and do not qualify for federal financial aid. Financial aid includes: Student loans, grants, Curators' and University Scholarships (as well as other scholarships), Vocational Rehabilitation and some third-party billings.

Student aid is based on full-time enrollment, but part-time enrollment is often considered for eligibility.

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