Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Education and Health Communication
Offered By: Department of Health, Behavior and Society
Onsite | Full-Time or Part-Time | 1.5–2 years
About This Program
This program provides specialized formal academic training in health education, health promotion, and health communication, with an emphasis on strategies for working with individuals, organizations, and communities. Students are equipped with advanced skills in program planning, implementation, and evaluation, as well as a solid foundation in behavioral sciences’ principles and theories.
For the final requirement of the program, students complete a practice-based proposal on a topic relevant to their field placement. Students are eligible to sit for the national certification exam to become Certified Health Education Specialists. Part-time applicants are welcome.
1 academic year of coursework
tailored to your career goals
6-month field placement experience
to prepare for domestic and international career opportunities
knowledge and skills in health education and health communication
to help the future of the field
Eligibility to sit for the CHES national certification exam
to become Certified Health Education Specialists
What Can You Do With This Degree?
- Communication Specialist
- Research Program Coordinator
- Training Manager
- Patient Outreach Coordinator
- Evaluation Specialist
- Program Director
- Population Health Research Associate
For general admissions requirements, please visit the How to Apply page. This specific program also requires:
College-level math course
Standardized Test Scores
Standardized test scores are not required and not reviewed for this program. If you have taken a standardized test such as the GRE, GMAT, or MCAT and want to submit your scores, please note that they will not be used as a metric during the application review. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all required application components.
Program Faculty Spotlight
Vanya Jones, PhD '06, MPH, a health education researcher, employs social and behavioral science methods to create, implement, and evaluate behavior change programs.
Douglas Storey, PhD, MA, is an internationally recognized communication scientist and theorist who uses research to improve the design, implementation, and effectiveness of social and behavior change programs in low and middle income countries.
Joanna Cohen, PhD, MHSc, conducts research and capacity building to inform and advance interventions to reduce tobacco-caused death and disease.
Janice Bowie, PhD '97, MPH, is Chair of the Doctor of Public Health program and an expert in health disparities and community-based research methods.
Tuition and Funding
The Master’s Tuition Scholarship is available to students in good academic standing in a two-year, full-time master’s program. The MTS is a 75% reduction in tuition for year two of an eight-term program.