Master of Science in Health Science

The Master of Science in Health Science is offered with two specializations:  Health Care Administration and Educator. The Master of Science in Health Sciences with a Health Care Administration specialization will prepare you to: administer, develop, and implement health education programs; understand current health issues; and master the skills and knowledge required for leadership in health education. Upon graduation, you may function as a health care administrator in a variety of settings, both public and private. The Master of Science in Health Sciences with a Health Education specialization will prepare you to: administer, develop, and implement health education programs; understand current health issues; and master the skills and knowledge required for leadership in health education. Upon graduation, you may function as a community-health educator in a variety of settings, both public and private. Students who successfully graduate from the MSHS in Health Education with the Educator specialization may be eligible to take the National Certification of Health Educators Exam (CHES). Program features include:

  • Complete your degree in 12 months
  • Small class sizes with the personal attention needed to help you succeed
  • Federal financial aid available to qualified students

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Utilize effective verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills to inform, educate and empower targeted audiences
  • Design, conduct and interpret meaningful health science-related research and scholarly activity
  • Engage in inductive and deductive reasoning, analysis and decision-making in a variety of health situations
  • Apply ethical concepts and demonstrate responsible conduct when faced with dilemmas in a real world context
  • Propose health intervention strategies responsive to diverse cultural and social values
  • Foster positive relationships and collaborate with a variety of target groups (individual, colleagues, families, local community members, etc.) in order to promote and enhance the health of a community
  • Display a rich and thorough understanding of skills, knowledge, theories and issues that comprise the discipline
  • Exhibit technological proficiency in gathering and using information to address issues and take action

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