What You’ll Learn
Learn how to work in a variety of settings and with a variety of populations planning, implementing, and evaluating programs, creating and disseminating health communication materials, and organizing and leading collaborative efforts within and across organizations.
The program prepares students to take the National Health Education Specialist exam to earn the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) designation.
- 100% online
Gain practical experience and a degree. Learn advanced program planning, evaluation, health communication, and community organizing skills from nationally recognized faculty. Then sharpen your newly learned skills and build your professional network during your 3 credit internship.
Our graduates work in a diverse range of settings including hospitals and healthcare systems, school health programs, social service organizations, and government. As communities focus more on the health of their citizens, the demand for public health workers and educators continues to grow.
Evidence of having successfully completed (“C” or better) at least two semesters of anatomy and physiology 1 and 2 or one semester of survey of anatomy and physiology.
Evidence of having successfully completed (“C” or better) one semester of statistics at the undergraduate level.
All applicants must complete the multi-step process managed by the Center for Graduate Studies.
- Determine your applicant type
- Submit application
- Request all official transcripts
- Review and submit required application materials through the Application Status Portal
- International applicants must also submit international materials
Fall Semester: April 1
Summer Semester: April 1
Spring Semester: December 1
Complete applications received after the published deadline are welcome and will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
Whether you are new to Public Health or already have an established career in the field, our interactive, experience-rich program will allow you to build on the skills you already have while learning new strategies and approaches to positively impact the health of the communities you serve.
Financing Your EducationLearn more about scholarships, fellowships, and graduate assistantships.
Receive emails about Graduate news and upcoming events.Sign Up
Darson Rhodes, PhD
Start Your Application
Complete our multi-part application with the Center for Graduate Studies.Apply Now