Community Health Education

Master of Public Health (MPH)

The MPH program is suited for students interested in pursuing a professional career in public health and is not primarily geared toward teaching or research.

Credits: 35 required (Thesis 4 credits plus 5 credits electives ~44 total credits; Graduate Project 3 credits plus 7 credits electives ~ 45 total credits)

Admission priority deadline: February 15

GRE required: Yes - Graduate Record Examination (GRE) official scores need to be received by February 15th

Years to complete program: 2  [more time may be needed to complete thesis or graduate project]

Accreditation: Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited since 1992. Benefits of accreditation: CEPH accreditation serves multiple purposes for different constituents. In general, specialized accreditation attests to the quality of an educational program that prepares for entry into a recognized profession.

Practicum Experience: 8 credit practicum experience required [400 hour practical fieldwork experience in Community Health Education]

Capstone Project: Option of either Thesis or Graduate Project

Master of Public Health

Master of Science in Community Health Education (MS-CHLTH [formerly MS-CHE])

The MS-CHLTH [formerly MS-CHE] program is an academic degree oriented toward students wishing to seek a career in teaching or conducting research at a college, university or other setting.

Credits: 43 (21 required credits; 18 minimum core credits; 4 elective minimum credits) This allows MS-CHLTH [formerly MS-CHE] graduates to modify and adapt the program coursework to their particular interest

Admission priority deadline: A rolling admissions process is used for application review in this program

GRE required: No - Applicants must be granted unconditional admission to graduate study in health education and health promotion from the Graduate Admissions Office

Years to complete program: 2  [more time may be needed to complete graduate project]

Practicum Experience: 8 credit practicum experience required [400 hour practical fieldwork experience in Community Health Education]

Capstone Project: Graduate Project in Health Education

 

Master of Science

Graduates in both the MS-CHLTH [formerly MS-CHE] or the MPH program are prepared to:

  • assess individual and community health needs
  • plan effective health education and health promotion programs
  • implement and evaluate educational experiences
  • coordinate and manage the provisions of health education services
  • serve as a resource in health education
  • communicate health and health education needs, concerns and resources
  • conduct health education and health promotion research

Graduates in both the MS-CHLTH [formerly MS-CHE] or the MPH program are employed in:

  • public health agencies
  • voluntary and private agencies
  • hospitals and other health care settings
  • local, state, and national governmental agencies
  • business and industrial settings
  • global health-related organizations