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Curriculum

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 School of Health Sciences and School of Education.

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:
  • Research Methods
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Capstone
  • Health Sciences Organizational Leadership
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Community Organizing and Development
  • Theories of Adult Learning
  • Health Promotion Programs: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation