Degree Program Overview

The Master of Science in Health is intended to enhance the health and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities through the provision of service and research in the areas of health education and health promotion. The program incorporates the principles, practices, and development of a working philosophy of Health Education to prepare students for employment in four broad areas: community health, medical or clinical health, school health, and worksite health promotion. The MS in Health may be completed with or without a thesis, depending on the interest and needs of the student:

Thesis Option (30 hours) - designed to prepare individuals for health positions requiring formalized research, teaching at the university/community college level and for students who wish to pursue doctoral studies in the future.

Non-Thesis Option (36 hours) - designed to prepare students to enter into the corporate, community, medical, or school health setting. The foundation of this degree prepares students to become a Certified Health Education Specialist.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry Master of Science (MS)
Length 30-36 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Costs Rates Per Semester
Admission Requirements Application Materials

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 15

Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.

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