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Application Guidelines

1. You can apply online at Select HS 06- Health Sciences-Paramedic Option as your major.

2. Send all transcripts from other colleges and universities you have attended to the Admissions Office.  These transcripts will then be reviewed by a MSSU transcript analyst and transcribed to your MSSU transcript.

3. After you have completed the above steps, schedule an appointment to meet with a MSSU EMS Advisor to verify you are eligible to apply for program admittance.

You may contact the Department of EMS by: Calling: 417-625-9848   Email:


Background and Drug Screening

All applicants applying for MSSU Emergency Medical Service Programs will be required to undergo a criminal background check.  The time and specific type will be mandated by the Department of EMS and will be the only accepted background check.  The background check will require the applicant to list all states the applicant has resided in since 18 years of age.  Failure to accurately list this information may result in denial of entrance to the program.  Students that are accepted through false or incorrect information for the background check will be immediately terminated from the educational program.  Students with an insufficient or questionable background check will be required to have fingerprints taken and sent to the FBI for review.    

As part of the final steps in the selection process, applicants will be required to submit to a drug screening.  The Department of EMS will arrange this testing.  Only the arranged drug screening test will be accepted. 

Americans with Disabilities Act Implications

Missouri Southern State University strives to assure that no qualified person with a disability shall, solely by reason of disability, be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by MSSU.  If you are an individual with a disability and require an accommodation for this class, please notify the instructor and/or the Disabilities Coordinator at the Learning Center.  

Acceptance in to and successful completion of the EMS program does not guarantee state licensure or employability. Accommodations granted during the program, may not be available from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, state licensing offices, or employers.