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Master of Science in Health Education

About the Program

The Master of Science in Health Education is designed to train and mentor the next generation of health education specialists who provide and manage programs through the provision of foundational and professional classroom education combined with real-world opportunities. Future health education specialists are prepared to work with individuals, families and communities to maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. The program is grounded in the  Responsibilities and Competencies for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) developed by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). Students completing the master’s program are prepared to sit for the exam to be a Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES).

The Master of Science in Health Education is a 36-hour program with the option to complete a thesis or non-thesis degree plan.

Students are provided the opportunity to:

  • Develop a working knowledge of the literature of health education (including documentation of the history, competing philosophies, prominent theories and evidence-based practice)
  • Develop skills to read and apply research relevant to health education
  • Prepare for professional leadership in the field

Admissions Requirements

No GRE score is required. 

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university prior to the start of the program.

Dates and Deadlines

Application for Fall 2023 will open on Sept. 1, 2022 for the On Campus program and on Sept. 23, 2022 for the Distance Education program. 

Application deadlines
Entering Semester Application Deadline Mandatory Orientations* First Class Day

Spring 2023

 

Fall 2023

 

Oct. 15, 2022

 

May 1, 2023

 

Jan. 10, 2023

 

TBD

*All new students must attend a mandatory orientation. More information will be shared via email.

Cost of Attendance

For cost of attendance including estimated cost of tuition and fees, books & supplies, housing, etc., please visit the Texas A&M Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

PROGRAM DETAILS

The Master of Science in Health Education offers both a non-thesis and thesis option.

NON-THESIS

In the non-thesis program, students are required to complete a block of core courses (the Health Education Core), a professional internship and elective coursework. Decisions on elective coursework are determined by the student with their Graduate Advisory Committee Chair and based on interests and career goals.

THESIS

The thesis program is research-oriented, but requires competence as a practicing health educator. Students are required to complete a block of core courses (the Health Education Core), research and statistic courses and elective coursework. Decisions on elective coursework are determined by the student with their Graduate Advisory Committee Chair and based on interests and career goals.

CURRICULUMS


MS Heath Education- Thesis Option

MS Heath Education- Non Thesis Option

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Tami Hawkins
Academic Advisor II
Phone: 979.436.9420
thawkins@tamu.edu

The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Estimate your attendance cost.

Please note you must update the program hours.

Fill out information on the GraduateCAS website. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. There is a non-refundable $89 application fee for domestic applicants and $114 application fee for international applicants. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. Please submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended. (You do not need to submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University.)

Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.

Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following offices: Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid