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:
Higher Education - for those who wish to pursue teaching at community, junior, or 4-year colleges/universities
Community/Population Health - for those who wish to pursue a career in the governmental or quasi-governmental sector
Worksite Health - for those who wish to pursue a career a corporate or business setting to meet the health and safety needs of employees
Dual MS/MLS Degree Plan . Available through a joint program of the Department of Health Studies and the School and Library and Information Studies
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.
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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