Community Health (MEd)

Master of Education in Community Health (COMHMED)
Unit: College of Education and Human Development (GE)
Department: Health and Sport Sciences
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Program Information

This program has been suspended to further enrollments. No new applications will be accepted.

Students generally pursue careers at worksites (plan and implement wellness programs to keep employees healthy and maintain a safe work environment), medical services (develop, implement and evaluate health promotion programs in hospitals, HMOs, acute care clinics and long-term facilities) and communities (assess needs for health promotion programs, and deliver education programs at various sites in the community, including voluntary health agencies and government-based service programs).

The goal of the health education program is the development and preparation of individuals to be future leaders in a variety of urban settings including public and private corporations and government agencies in the area of health and human performance.

Admission Requirements

This program has been suspended to further enrollments. No new applications will be accepted.

All candidates must meet the requirements for admission to certain specific programs offered by the College of Education and Human Development. All students applying for a master's program in education must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Successful applicants have received a combined score of 293 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE and a 4.0 on the Analytical section is required for this program. Some programs may require a higher GRE score. Exit Requirements: Minimum of 3.0 GPA, and two of the following: portfolio, internship, exit exam, research project or thesis.

The Community Health Admissions Screening Committee requires the following materials:

  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 overall.
  • GRE scores.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score for international students from countries where English is not the native language (students holding a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. are exempt from this requirement).
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Formal Statement of Purpose

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum
HSS 675Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Individual Level3
HSS 676Community Health Promotion and Disease Prevention3
HSS 684Program Planning in Health Education and Promotion3
HSS 655Current Trends and Studies in Health and Sport Sciences.3
HSS 631Leadership in Health Promotion3
Research Methods
ELFH 600Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics3
HSS 604Research Methods in HSS3
Internship/Practicum - Location Approved by Advisor
HSS 692Cooperative Internship/Practicum (multiple enrollments)6
Electives - Courses approved by advisor9
Minimum Total Hours36

Exit Requirements

Student must also satisfactorily complete an exit exam and submit a portfolio of all Hallmark Assessments and internship materials.