Community Health (M.S.)

Mission Statement

Our mission is to advance health equity through the preparation of Community Health Education Specialists who explore the multiple levels (individual, family, community, policy, systems) and social determinants that influence behavior and health. Community health professionals focus on the community as the setting for analysis, assessment, advocacy, program planning, intervention, evaluation, and research, and are committed to developing, enhancing and using evidence-informed strategies to improve population health.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies.

The Master of Science with a major in Community Health degree is offered under the following plans:

  • Plan A: Thirty-six credits including an eight-credit thesis
  • Plan B: Thirty credits including a three-credit project or internship
  • Plan C: Thirty credits (neither thesis or project required)

Requirements for this degree include: general professional education courses; specialization courses and elective courses. Professional education courses and electives should be chosen in consultation with an advisor. A minimum g.p.a. of 3.0 is required for graduation. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

General Professional Courses
EER 7630Fundamentals of Statistics3
HE 7310Psychology of Learning Across Development3
Required Specialization Courses
HE 6350Health Education and the Nation's Health3
HE 6420Introduction to Health Education Program Design3
HE 6530Principles and Practice of Health Education and Health Promotion3
HE 6501Measurement and Evaluation in Community Health Education3
HE 6550Teaching Methods and Techniques in Health Education3
HE 5522Health Psychology3
KHS 8540Theories of Health Behavior3
Select one of the following:3-8
Special Problems in KHS
Master's Essay and Project Direction
Master's Thesis Direction
Internship in Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies
Total Credits30-35