Interested in applying to one of our programs? The information below will help you choose the program that is right for you. Click on the program titles to get information on how to apply.

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Public Health Education offers two Bachelor of Science programs: a B.S. in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education and a B.S. in Public Health with a concentration in Health Studies.

  • The concentration in Community Health Education (CHE) is a professional preparation program that provides field experiences in public and private agencies to prepare you for work as a Community Health Educator. Students are prepared to plan and implement community health programs to reduce or prevent a wide variety of health problems. In addition, Community Health Education graduates are eligible candidates for national credentialing as a Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.).
  • The concentration in Health Studies (HSO) is an online degree completion program that prepares students for a health-related position, graduate school, or professional school. The Health Studies concentration provides a foundation in the core areas of public health including social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, environmental health, public health statistics, and international health. It has a focus on understanding differences in health outcomes and experiences (health disparities) by race/ethnicity, gender, and class.

Students intending to apply to one of our programs should do so prior to the April 1st application deadline. Admittance is for the Fall Semester only.


Graduate Programs (MPH and PhD)

The Department of Public Health Education offers graduate degrees at the master’s and doctoral level. Both programs are in the field of Community Health Education.

  • The Master’s Program of Public Health in Community Health Education (MPH) is a professional preparation program for students interested in careers that involve the development and management of population-based health promotion and disease prevention activities within communities. In the program students receive academic preparation in the traditional public health fields of epidemiology, statistics, environmental health, health policy with course work and field-based experiences emphasizing the development of practitioner competencies. The degree program prepares graduates for careers in public health and health care settings at local, state, regional, or national level.
  • The PhD Program in Community Health Education emphasizes community-engaged research in public health and health education. Program requirements are designed to prepare students, both academically and professionally, to conduct and disseminate rigorous research and to teach in academic settings. Students work closely with faculty members and community partners to design and implement research studies designed to facilitate the resolution of public health outcomes that are important to the community and the field.