Master's Program Goal:
To prepare graduates to become health education leaders and practitioners in the profession.
Master's Program Objectives:
The Master's Programs curricula are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply these competencies in their professional work.
- Assess the health needs and interests of individuals, groups, and communities in relation to cultural, ethnic, and demographic factors.
- Plan, implement and evaluate health education and health promotion programs in a variety of settings.
- Approach health education and health promotion from a multicultural perspective and sensitivity to diversity.
- Develop appropriate strategies to effect positive health behavior among the groups or populations addressed.
- Coordinate the provision of health education services and serve as a resource person in health education and health promotion.
Degree Program Options
The MS program is available with your choice of focal areas:
New! Dental Hygiene (available only to graduates from an accredited dental hygiene program with dental hygiene license)
Health Studies graduate students may choose between four options:
MS Degree Plan Worksheet - Thesis Option
This degree worksheet is for students who desire to complete a thesis prior to graduation from the program.
MS Degree Plan Worksheet - Non-Thesis Option
Current and future Health Studies Master’s students may stay with their current degree plan or move to the three hours of course work in lieu of a thesis option.
MS Degree Plan Worksheet (Dental Hygiene Focal Area only)- Non-Thesis Option
Available only to graduates from an accredited dental hygiene program with dental hygiene license
Dual MS/MLS Degree Plan Worksheet
Available through a joint program of the Department of Health Studies and the School and Library and Information Studies
All courses and required orientations for the degree may be taken online. PLEASE NOTE: Students pursuing the thesis option will need to meet with their thesis advisor on campus. Students pursuing the non-thesis option can complete the degree 100% online.
For additional information on the MS graduate online program, please contact:
Mr. Hobert Kilgore III, Graduate Advisor
Ann Rathbun, Ph.D., Program Director
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