Community Health Education, M.S.
The M.S. in Community Health Education allows the student to specialize in Aging Studies, Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness, or Psycho-Social. Electives are carefully chosen by the student in consultation with an advisor. A thesis or an internship is not required for the Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness and Psycho-Social Specialization, but a student may have the option of completing either one. However, students completing the specialization in Aging Studies are required to complete either a thesis or an internship. Upon completing this degree, students will be prepared to sit for the CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) exam. It is recommended that students in this program have current CPR certification while they pursue this graduate degree.
Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee
• Submission of official transcripts
*International students may have additional requirements.
• Submission of one of the following graduate admission official test scores: GRE or MAT
• Undergraduate cumulative GPA
• Undergraduate Senior Year/Major GPA
• Submission of letter of intent describing reasons for applying to the program and associated career goals
• Submission of three Recommendation Forms (PDF)
• Work experience as reflected in a resume (only for graduate assistants)