The Master of Science in Community Health Education can be earned by completing two semesters (one-academic year) of full-time study or part time in two academic years.
Curriculum and Degree Requirements
This master’s program is comprised of eight courses, field-based hours, and a capstone project (32 credits total). The interdisciplinary major includes coursework in the Department of Health Sciences, and Schools of Education and Business.
The program is designed to give students a foundation in theory and research as well as emphasis on practical applications. The program requires a field-based practicum experience and a capstone project to be selected by the student in collaboration with his/her advisor. Students will have the opportunity to interact with faculty from health sciences, education, and business fields, as well as to engage in a real-world community health project through their field-based experience and capstone project.
Required Core Courses (16 credits):
- Principles of Epidemiology
- Foundations of Health Promotion
- Chronic Disease Prevention
- Effective Managerial Communication (2 credits)
- Leading Effective Teams (2 credits)
Specialized Courses (12 credits):
- Assessment, Implementation, and Evaluation of Health Education
- Community Organizing and Development
- Theories of Adult Learning