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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 Specialist (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

 

After careful consideration, the Texas A&M University School of Public Health will not be admitting to the MS in Health Education program for fall 2023. Please continue to check this website for updates regarding the fall 2024 entering class.

 

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

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must submit all necessary documents by the posted deadline in order to be reviewed for admission. International applicants should review the International Applicant information for additional requirements.

SOPHAS Application and Application Fee

Applicants must complete their application and submit it to SOPHAS along with all related application fees

Visit the SOPHAS Frequently Asked Questions for information about the application and for helpful tips.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required for a complete application. 

  • The School prefers at least one academic reference from a higher education institution and one professional reference. The remaining letter may be either academic or professional.
  • Preferably, the academic reference should come from one of the applicant's course instructors who can attest to the applicant's capability to pursue graduate studies.
  • Recommendation letters from family members and friends are not appropriate.
  • Letters must be must be submitted electronically directly to SOPHAS.

 

Statement of Purpose

In addition to describing why you want to pursue the chosen degree program and attend the School of Public Health, we recommend addressing the following topics in your statement of purpose:

  • Reasons for interest in health education
  • Reasons for interest in the school
  • Career goals
  • Any personal qualities, characteristics, and skills you believe will enable you to be successful in your chosen field of study.

Review the instructions section in your SOPHAS application for more details.

A current Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from each U.S. and English-speaking Canadian college-level institution attended must be sent to SOPHAS. The School of Public Health cannot accept official transcripts on behalf of SOPHAS.

A World Education Services (WES) ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada (if applicable) is required.

Official Test Scores

No GRE score is required.