What is the cost?
the overall costs of attending college vary with each student, there are
certain costs which can be anticipated.
Please visit the UWL Financial Aid web page for an estimate of the general graduate cost information.
Minnesota residents can attend under the reciprocity program and will find additional details and application on the Financial Aid web page under the general graduate cost information listed above.
Please use the following link to the University of Wisconsin La Crosse Cashier's Office/Accounts Receivable - Parents and Students page where you will find additional tuition and fee information Tuition and Fee Information
For more information on financial aid please visit the UWL Financial Aid Office
What is the CHES?
CHES stands for Certified Health Education Specialist. It is
earned through the successful completion of a national examination process which
evaluates knowledge of the responsibilities and related competencies defined by
A Competency-Based Framework for Health Educators.
The certification as a Health Education Specialist is
awarded by The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing after a
candidate has completed academic coursework in health education from an
accredited institution and successfully completed the written examination.
Students who are within 90 days of graduation also are able to sit for the
exam. The examination, offered in April and October at the University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse and elsewhere in the United States, is available to
qualified undergraduate and graduate students.
individual’s knowledge and skills in the defined areas of health education
health educators to employers.
to the profession.
The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing,
1541 Alta Drive, Suite 303
Whitehall, PA 18052-5642
Telephone: (808) 624-3248
Study materials can be received from above phone number and
website for NCHEC
(recommended materials include the framework and study guide)
Applications must be postmarked on or before the
deadline dates listed
What is the difference between MS and MPH
MPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
Admission: The MS
program admits students on a rolling basis. This means MS students can
begin in the fall or spring semester. The MPH program requires all
candidates to begin in the fall.
Flexibility: The MPH program has 35 required credits and 5-7 elective
credits. Candidates in the MS program are encouraged to tailor their coursework
to their particular interest. In the MS program, 21 of the 43 credits are
required, leaving more flexibility for students to chose their classes.
Project: The MPH program gives candidates the option of a thesis or a graduate
project. The MS is a non-thesis degree in which students complete a four-credit
graduate project in Health Education.
Experience: Both the MPH and the MS program require an 8 credit practicum