Sam Houston State University

College of Health Sciences

Health, M.S.


1903 University Avenue

Huntsville, TX 77341

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Health at SHSU is intended to enhance the health and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities through the provision of service and research in the areas of health education and health promotion. The program incorporates the principles, practices, and development of a working philosophy of Health Education to prepare students for employment in four broad areas: community health, medical or clinical health, school health, and worksite health promotion.

The MS in Health may be completed with or without a thesis, depending on the interest and needs of the student. The Thesis Option will prepare you for health positions requiring formalized research, teaching at the university/community college level and for students who wish to pursue doctoral studies in the future.

The Non-Thesis Option wil prepare you to enter into the corporate, community, medical, or school health setting. The foundation of this degree prepares students to become a Certified Health Education Specialist.


Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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