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Emergency Medical Services Program


About the Program

High Quality
Missouri Southern State University provides an exceptional EMS program with SUPERIOR EDUCATION
  • Excellent Education:  92% First-Time NREMT Pass Rate exceeds state and national average.
  • Exceptional Resources:  State-of-the-art Simulation Lab provides realistic practice.
  • Experienced Faculty:  Over 115 years combined EMS experience.
  • Extensive Course Offerings:  EMT Certificate, Paramedic Certificate, Bachelors of Science Degree
High Demand
The Emergency Medical Services field is growing, and services prefer to hire Missouri Southern State University students.
  • Tremendous Job Growth:  Increase of 23% or 55, 300 new EMT’s and Paramedics by 2022.
  • Positive Placement:  100% certified MSSU paramedic graduates employed after graduation.
  • Unique Options:  Missouri Southern offers the only EMS-specific Bachelor degree in the region.
High Rewards
Missouri Southern State University prepares students for a rewarding and satisfying career
  • Constant Challenge:  Every day is different and every day is a challenge. 
  • Competent Care:  Graduates are prepared to make decisions that impact lives every day.
  • Advancement Opportunities:  Gain tools needed to serve as an EMS supervisor, leader, or educator.

The Emergency Medical Services Department offers these career tracts:

  1. Baccalaureate Degree in Health Sciences

Current accreditation

The Missouri Southern State University Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: 241.703.8445
Fax: 214.703.8992

Program Outcomes

Program Goals

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedics in the Cognitive (knowledge), Psychomotor (Skills), and Affective (Behavior) Learning Domains, with possible exit points at the Emergency Medical Technician and the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician levels.

What it Means to You

The goals of the Emergency Medical Services program are to provide clinically competent, entry-level practitioners with the communication skills needed for communication with patients and other healthcare providers.  By the time you complete the program, you will have developed critical thinking and problem solving abilities in the work environment, and will be able to demonstrate the ability to handle on the job challenges.  Your personal behavior will be consistent with employer expectations, and you will have the empathy required to serve as a patient advocate.     

Why Earn a Bachelor’s Degree?

EMS is a young, ever changing profession.  As the field advances through research and technology, practitioners must reexamine practices and redefine new ways to administer emergency medical services.  Additionally, EMS leaders and managers are constantly adapting and re-adapting to new polices, regulations, standards of care, and human resource challenges, which requires the use of advanced analytical, rhetorical, and research skills.  Moreover, there is increasing pressure for EMS chiefs and executives to hold a Masters in Public Administration, Public Health, or Business Administration.  With a Bachelor of Science in Health Science-Paramedic, aspiring EMS leaders will be poised to take lead and/or earn their master’s degree.  

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Emergency Medical Services