Academic Catalog

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.

Program Requirements

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

  • Plan A: Thirty-five 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.

Required Specialization Courses
HE 6420Introduction to Health Education Program Design3
HE 6530Principles and Practice of Health Education and Health Promotion3
HE 7051Measurement and Evaluation in Community Health Education3
HE 5522Health Psychology3
HE 6100Health Communication Methods and Techniques3
KHS 8540Theories of Health Behavior3
HE 7200Grant Writing and Management in Health Sciences3
HE 6570Advancing Community Health and Health Equity 3
HE 6560Integrating Evidence-Based Practices in Community Health: Translating Research-To-Practice3
Select one of the following, or another 3-credit minimum community health-related course approved by your advisor: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
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