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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Education is a fully online program that consists of thirty-three credit-hours of coursework and six credit-hours of either an internship, research, or thesis. The curriculum includes instruction in Health Education program planning, implementation, and evaluation.· Students are introduced to graduate level research methods and may select from courses about physical activity, nutrition, or other health-related behaviors.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared to work in communities, schools, healthcare settings, and government agencies. Graduates are prepared to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam, which is the gold standard credential for health educators.

General Admission Requirements:

  • A completed Graduate Application form.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work from each institution attended, including MUW transcripts. Transcripts must verify that the applicant received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution and that the applicant has a minimum 3.0 overall GPA on a four-point scale for undergraduate studies.
  • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Test scores may not be more than five years old at the time of application.
  • Three letters of professional recommendation stating the applicant's qualifications for graduate work from persons (excluding family members) who have personal knowledge of the applicant's academic/work performance.
  • A $25 application fee, payable to MUW Graduate Studies.


Program-Specific Requirements:

Tuition & Costs:

See Graduate Tuition & Costs


Information on the course for this program can be found in the Graduate Bulletin.


Applying to the Program

For an application packet please contact the Department of Health & Kinesiology: (662) 329-7225 or
1-877-462-8439 ext. 7225

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