Master's Program Goal:
To prepare graduates to become health education leaders and practitioners in the profession.
Master's Program Objectives:
The Master's Programs curricula are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply these competencies in their professional work.
- Assess the health needs and interests of individuals, groups, and communities in relation to cultural, ethnic, and demographic factors.
- Plan, implement and evaluate health education and health promotion programs in a variety of settings.
- Approach health education and health promotion from a multicultural perspective and sensitivity to diversity.
- Develop appropriate strategies to effect positive health behavior among the groups or populations addressed.
- Coordinate the provision of health education services and serve as a resource person in health education and health promotion.
Degree Program Options
The MS program is available with your choice of focal areas:
Health Studies graduate students may choose between three options:
MS Degree Plan Worksheet - Thesis Option
This degree worksheet is for students who desire to complete a thesis prior to graduation from the program.
MS Degree Plan Worksheet - Non-Thesis Option
Current and future Health Studies Master’s students may stay with their current degree plan or move to the six hours of course work in lieu of a thesis option.
Dual MS/MLS Degree Plan Worksheet
Available through a joint program of the Department of Health Studies and the School and Library and Information Studies
All courses and required course orientations for the degree may be taken online. Several committee meetings for thesis and degree plan will be held on the Denton campus throughout the degree program. Although courses are online, students admitted to the Master's degree program in Health Studies will have the flexibility of enrolling in courses offered throug a variety of formats. (See the Graduate Course Rotation below for further explanation of each delivery method).
For additional information on the MS graduate online program, please contact either:
Ms. Morgan O'Donnell, Graduate Advisor
Dr. Thomas Coyle, Graduate Coordinator
- Suggested Order for Course Completion [doc]
- Graduate Course Rotation Schedule (updated 5/2011) [doc]
Delivery Methods & MS Degree Curriculum
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