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Pre-Professional Degree Program

Missouri Baptist University offers programs in pre-engineering, pre-chiropractic, pre-physical therapy, pre-athletic training and pre-medicine in which you can take the core classes of your program at MBU and complete the remainder of your degree in your chosen engineering specialty at an affiliated university.

These programs typically require completion of core courses. The pre-professional programs at Missouri Baptist University provides those core courses.

Pre-Professional Chiropractic Degree

An agreement between Missouri Baptist University and Logan University provides a  3+3 dual-degree, pre-chiropractic program that makes it possible for qualified students to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from MBU and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan’s College of Chiropractic in just six years, one year less than the traditional academic study required by a Doctor of Chiropractic degree program. Under the provisions of this 3+3 program, qualified students must successfully complete a minimum of 90 credit hours at MBU with a grade point average of at least 3.0 in order to be eligible to be admitted to Logan. Upon admission to Logan and completion of the required 35 hours of coursework in their first two terms, while maintaining at least a 2.0 grade point average, students will have completed both their bachelor of science degree in Exercise Science at MBU and satisfied the first two terms that will lead to their Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

BS to Doctor of Physical Therapy

Given the similarity of missions and values, Southwest Baptist University and Missouri Baptist University have established an articulation agreement in order to facilitate the admission process for MBU graduates into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at SBU.  MBU students who complete the following courses will meet prerequisite requirements for the DPT program at SBU and will receive preference points in the selection of candidates. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at SBU starts each Fall and is completed in 33 months. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis starting in September of each year. 

Applicants for the physical therapy program at SBU are required to have English composition and demonstrate computer competency. This agreement assumes that Missouri Baptist University will continue to have these same requirements for graduation.

Pre-Professional B.S. to M.S. in Athletic Training

An agreement between Missouri Baptist University (MBU) and the University of Central Missouri (UCM) provides admission into the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program at UCM. Upon meeting the admission standards, a minimum of two (2) seats are reserved for MBU graduates into the MSAT program at UCM. The University of Central Missouri will reserve up to 2 seats in the MSAT program per academic year for the most highly qualified Missouri Baptist University students who meet or exceed these requirements. A student who completes a baccalaureate degree at Missouri Baptist University and meets the requirements for admission into the MSAT Program at the University of Central Missouri will be considered for a reserved seat. The MSAT program at UCM can be found here:

Pre-Professional Engineering Degree

Missouri Baptist University currently has transfer/articulation agreements in place with the engineering programs at Missouri S&T. Scholarships are available for MBU students who transfer to Missouri S&T.