M.S. in Health Education
The Master of Science in Health Education is a 36-hour degree program with the option to complete a thesis or non-thesis degree plan.
Students are provided the opportunities to:
- Develop a working knowledge of the literature of health education (including documentation of the history, competing philosophies, prominent theories and evidence-based practice of health education)
- Develop skills to read and apply research relevant to health education
- Prepare for professional leadership in the field
The program is grounded in the Responsibilities and Competencies for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) developed by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). Students completing the master’s program are prepared to sit for the exam to be a Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES).
Spring 2022: October 1, 2021
Summer 2022: February 1, 2022
Fall 2022: April 1, 2022
Degree: Master of Science in Health Education
Credit Hours: 36 Hours
The program requires interaction with an accomplished group of professional health educators and the study of a unique body of knowledge. It is based on a set of core responsibilities and competencies and facilitates the development of a competitive scholastic and professional portfolio for students.
In the non-thesis program, students are required to complete a block of core courses (the Health Education Core), a professional internship and elective coursework. Decisions on elective coursework are determined by the student with their Graduate Advisory Committee Chair and based on interests and career goals.
The thesis program is research-oriented, but requires competence as a practicing health educator. Students are required to complete a block of core courses (the Health Education Core), research and statistic courses and elective coursework. Decisions on elective coursework are determined by the student with their Graduate Advisory Committee Chair and based on interests and career goals.
The M.S. in Health with an emphasis in teacher certification is designed for individuals seeking careers in education or education-related environments. The program is designed to provide requisite knowledge and skills needed to receive Texas teacher certification in Health.
Over 25 highly qualified faculty members serve the Health Education Division through teaching, research, and service, bringing decades of experience to Health Education students. Areas of research include health behaviors throughout the lifespan such as sex-related behaviors and substance abuse; comprehensive school health; health equity; genomics; global health; health program evaluation; community capacity; and network analysis.Health Education Faculty
Frequently Asked Questions
I still have further questions—who can I contact to help me answer those?
The Graduate Advising Office is located on the third floor of the Gilchrist Building. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Tyler Fadal
- Gilchrist 324
- (979) 862-4052
- Carmen Hoffman
- Gilchrist 325
- (979) 458-2673
Our department’s mailing address is:
Department of Health and Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4243.
You can e-mail us at email@example.com.
Due to changing COVID-19 related restrictions, we suggest you call or email BEFORE any office visit.
- Tyler Fadal
What are the typical program costs?
The following website can help you estimate the cost of the program, including current costs of tuition and fees: Estimate your attendance cost.
Please note: you must update the program hours.
Can you guide me through the application process?
Completed Application: A completed application. Fill out information on the GraduateCAS website. The name on your application must match your name as it appears in your passport. Application Fee: A non-refundable $89application fee for domestic applicants and $114 application fee for international applicants. The application fee may be paid by check, money order or approved credit card. Applicants who wish to pay by credit card may do so as part of the online application. If you are unable to pay the fee online, you may call the Graduate Admissions Office at 979-845-1060. Official Transcripts and Records: Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. NOTE: You do not need to submit an official transcript from Texas A&M University. For information on submitting official transcripts to Texas A&M University, please visit their website.
I live out of state. Do you accept out-of-state applicants?
Yes, we accept in-state and out-of-state applicants.
Is there any opportunity for financial assistance?
Yes, there are opportunities for financial assistance through the following offices: Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid