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Advanced Paramedicine

Degree Type:
Degree Completion
Mode of Study:

Complete your bachelor’s degree in paramedicine online at MU to build the skills most sought after in the EMS field. Learn on your schedule in this flexible program designed by industry experts, and earn a generalized degree or customize your learning by adding an optional certificate or minor. Graduate in just two years with expertise in psychotraumatology, critical care, community paramedicine, and more. Study the most relevant topics for modern paramedics, and gain the specialized skills to further your goals by adding an optional Certificate in Critical Care Medicine, Minor in Community Paramedicine, or Minor in Essentials for the Future Physician Assistant.


As a new online program for Spring 2024, the Bachelor of Science in Advanced Paramedicine is currently pending SACSCOC accreditation.

Common Career Paths

Some of the top jobs for those with an Advanced Paramedicine bachelor degrees include EMS director, flight paramedic, training officer, community paramedic, and much more.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with Advanced Paramedicine degrees. But, Payscale reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) nationally in 2023:

  • EMS director: $75,726
  • Flight paramedic: $62,084
  • Training officer: $60,907
  • Community paramedic: $48,126

Average Tuition Cost

Tuition cost for the MU Online Advanced Paramedicine program is $435 per credit, for a total of $53,940 for the program prior to transfer credits and financial aid being applied.

Students who are Active Duty, Reservists, or National Guard have a discounted tuition rate of $250 per credit, for a total of $31,000 for the program prior to transfer credits and financial aid being applied.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Interested in the Program?

Visit our Advanced Paramedicine page on our MU Online microsite for detailed information about the program, careers, tuition and aid, faculty information, and so much more!


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Curriculum Requirements

Students admitted to the B.S. in Advanced Paramedicine program will receive a 36-credit block upon admission to the program or receipt of a paramedic credential in accordance with the program’s provisional acceptance procedure. The block of awarded credit represents student completion of a nationally or state-accredited paramedic program demonstrating that the student has meet minimal competencies of an entry-level paramedic in cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning domains.

Required Core Courses

42 credits

APM 3000 Advanced Patient Assessment (2) APM 4000 Imaging and Advanced Diagnostics (3)
APM 3040 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging in Paramedic Practice (2) APM 4400 Toxicology (3)
APM 3200 Psychotraumatology in the Emergency Services Professional (2) APM 4500 Research Methods (3)
APM 3300 Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Physiology (3) APM 4610 Advanced Electrocardiography (2)
APM 3500 Anesthesia, Airway, and Ventilator Operations (3) APM 4700 The Evolution of Illness and Disease (3)
APM 3600 The Evolution of Injury and Burn Care (2) APM 4850 Emerging Trends in Paramedic Practice (2)
APM 3770 Advanced Pharmacology (3) HCA 3200 Just Culture (3)
APM 3910 Maternal, Fetal, and Pediatric Medicine (3) HCA 4300 Cultural Competence in Health Care (3)