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Delivery Methods

Students may choose from a variety of delivery methods to complete their degree:

SH1 - Summer Hybrid Classes (Workshop format); typically 4 days on the Denton campus with the remainder of course being online in Summer 1.

SH2 - Summer Hybrid Classes (Workshop format); typically 4 days on the Denton campus with the remainder of course being online in Summer 2.

SH3 - Summer Hybrid Classes (Workshop format); typically 4 days on the Denton campus with the remainder of course being online in Summer 3.

H - Hybrid classes (2 weekends per semester, typically Friday evening and all day Saturday). I - Internet Classes (100% online); course orientation session completed online.

Curriculum for Master of Science Degree In Health Studies (Effective Fall 2009)

Prerequisites/Co-requisites:

  • Bachelor's degree in health education/promotion/public health
  • HS 5003 Practicum in Health Education must be taken after core courses are completed by students without CHES certification
  • Attendance of HS Graduate colloquium within one year of admission

Core Curriculum (18 hours):

  • HS 5413 Current Issues
  • HS 5353 Epidemiology
  • HS 5383 Program Development and Coordination
  • HS 5423 Ethnic & Cultural Factors in Health
  • HS 6443 Foundations in Health Science
  • HS 6453 Strategies in Health Education Delivery

Select ONE Focal Areas (9 hrs for thesis option; 12 hrs for non-thesis option):

Higher Education

  • HS 5103 Principles and Methods of Teaching Health Professionals
  • HS 5113 Curriculum Development for Health Professionals
  • HS 5003 Practicum (non-thesis)
  • Leadership elective

Community/Population Health

  • HS 5363 Population Health
  • HS 5053 Psychosocial Aspects of Health
  • HS 5003 Practicum (non-thesis)
  • Leadership elective

Worksite Health

  • HS 5343 Risk Reduction
  • HS 5613 Worksite Health Promotion
  • HS 5003 Practicum (non-thesis)
  • Leadership elective

Thesis Option:

  • 6 hours of Thesis
  • 9 hours of Focal Area
  • 9 hours of Research Tools

For the thesis option, the defense of the thesis will be the final examination.

Non-Thesis Option:

  • 6 hours of departmental electives
  • 12 hours Focal Area
  • 6 hours of Research Tools

For the non-thesis option, a written comprehensive examination based on the core coursework is required. Students taking the comprehensive examination are required to score 80% or better and it may be taken more than once. The examination will be given at the close of HS 5383. 

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