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Community Health Education

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):
  • Research Methods I & II (2 credits)
  • Health Promotion: Program Development, Implementation & Evaluation
  • Foundations of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Public Health Policy and Management
Specialized Courses (12 credits):
  • Assessment, Implementation, and Evaluation of Health Education
  • Community Organizing and Development
  • Theories of Adult Learning
Required Capstone Project (4 Credits)

Take it to the next level - the graduate level - at Merrimack.