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Our master’s in community health enjoys an outstanding reputation among employers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. You’ll benefit from Merrimack’s:
Our master’s in community health education offers one-of-a-kind fellowships that put your career on the fast track. If you’re selected for a fellowship, you’ll save 50 percent on tuition, graduate in just nine months, and gain hundreds of hours of real-world experience via a supervised workplace experience.
Instructors in our community health education master’s program stand out for their combination of pioneering research, teaching ability, and civic engagement. You’ll learn from nationally prominent researchers such as nutrition expert Juliana Cohen and April Bowling, an authority on children’s behavioral health. You’ll build strong relationships with professors who are approachable, accessible and generous supporters of your career.
Whether or not you complete a fellowship, Merrimack’s community health master’s degree equips you with practical expertise to improve people’s lives. We help you connect classroom instruction with hands-on training, developing well-rounded community health education skills such as needs assessment, data analysis, program implementation and management, and community organizing.
You can complete the master’s degree in community health in less than a year at Merrimack College, minimizing debt and entering the workforce as quickly as possible. Or you can attend part-time to accommodate your work and/or family responsibilities. Merrimack doesn’t require a GMAT or GRE for admission to the master’s in community health education, and course schedules are flexible enough to serve working adults, parents, and caregivers as well as full-time graduate students.
Graduates of Merrimack’s community health master’s degree program are aggressively recruited, and they have a stellar track record of job placement and professional achievement with prestigious organizations such as Boston Children’s Hospital, the Centers for Disease Control and the Boston Public Health Commission.
The master’s degree in community health education supports a diverse array of career pathways. Demographic changes, health care reforms, and other factors have created rising demand for community health educators. You can work in specialized niches such as:
Our community health education master’s program is small and tight-knit. You’ll belong to a supportive network of faculty, peers, and alumni, developing relationships that encourage your academic success, help you build professional connections, and form a strong foundation for your community health education career.
Off campus, Merrimack College’s community health education program collaborates regularly with public health organizations, government agencies, schools, and nonprofits. These relationships provide you with opportunities to work alongside seasoned community health educators, getting real-world experience with partners such as: