Health Professions Scholars Program

The HPS Program is a selective-entry program designed for high-achieving incoming freshmen who are interested in pursuing a career in Audiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, or as a Physician Assistant. Participants in this program will complete a series of requirements in addition to those included in their undergraduate programs of study. Students who successfully complete this program and apply to one of the five participating Missouri State University graduate programs are guaranteed an interview with that program. Because these programs are highly competitive, the promise of a guaranteed interview gives students a significant edge in the application process.

Please see the eligibility requirements section of this website to see if you qualify.


The 2018 - 2019 application is now closed. Students who will begin as freshmen at Missouri State University in Fall 2019 will have an opportunity to begin applying for the 2019 - 2020 cohort in October/November.  Please continue to check our website for updates.