Master of Science in Health

Faculty Advisor: Daphne K. Fulton, Dr.P.H.

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
  • worksite health promotion

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in health must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. A Graduate Studies Application with the application fee
  2. Official transcript(s) from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  3. Bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in Health Education or at least 18 hours of field related coursework
  4. Overall GPA of 2.8 and major GPA 3.0
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. Statement of interest/intent
Master of Science in Health (Thesis Option)
Core Coursework
HLTH 5331Foundation Of Community Hlth3
HLTH 5332Human Ecology3
HLTH 5361Theoretical Foundations of Health Education and Health Promotion3
HLTH 5374Research Seminar3
HLTH 5375Statistical Design in Health3
Internship
HLTH 6396Health Prog Planning/Internshp3
HLTH 6397Internship3
Thesis
HLTH 6098Thesis3
HLTH 6399Thesis3
Electives
Select one of the following 5000-6000 level Health:3
Colqm In Human Sexuality
Colloq In Use & Abuse Of Drugs
Colqm In Consumer Hlth Edu
Comm Theory Prac Health Prof
Leadership in Health Promotion
Aging And Health Promotion
Independent Studies
Total Hours30
Master of Science in Health (Non-thesis Option)
Core Coursework
HLTH 5331Foundation Of Community Hlth3
HLTH 5332Human Ecology3
HLTH 5360Comm Theory Prac Health Prof3
HLTH 5361Theoretical Foundations of Health Education and Health Promotion3
HLTH 5374Research Seminar3
HLTH 5375Statistical Design in Health3
Internship
HLTH 6396Health Prog Planning/Internshp3
HLTH 6397Internship3
Electives
Select one of the following:3
Colqm In Human Sexuality
Colloq In Use & Abuse Of Drugs
Colqm In Consumer Hlth Edu
Leadership in Health Promotion
Aging And Health Promotion
Independent Studies
Select three Graduate-level Courses (any field) 19
Total Hours36
1

Courses must be approved by the Health Graduate Coordinator.

Notes

All courses require Graduate Standing in the Program.