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Master of Science Degree in Health Education

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The health care field is constantly changing, and Purdue Global continues to offer programs designed to meet the evolving needs of the industry. We want our students to be prepared for the challenges of this rewarding field the day they graduate and throughout their careers. With the focus of America’s health care system shifting to the prevention of illness and injury and the promotion of healthier lifestyles, a master’s degree in health education from Purdue Global can empower you to help others stay well and live healthier lives.

The responsibilities of a health educator include helping solve community health issues by designing and implementing educational programs that promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors. Health educators collect and analyze data to identify community needs, as well as plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate health education programs that focus on individual and social health issues such as teen pregnancy, HIV prevention, and controlling the spread of infectious diseases. This may include grant writing, resource evaluations, referrals, social marketing and media, community organizing, developing training methods and materials, and publishing.

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Gain Real-World Experience.

Prior to graduation, you will complete an onsite fieldwork experience to help you gain valuable on-the-job experience. You will work closely with a site preceptor, faculty advisor, and supportive staff every step of the way.

Master of Science in Health Education Program Highlights

Students enrolled in our health education degree program will study how to design, implement, and evaluate health programs. This Purdue Global master’s degree could prepare you to seek leadership and management positions in governmental, nonprofit, and private organizations. Our program is designed to help you:

  • Identify major concepts, theories, issues, and trends in health education and promotion
  • Develop and analyze health education programs using the proper concepts, principles, and methods
  • Design and critique research in health education programming
  • Gain an understanding of multicultural literacy in the field of health education and wellness
  • Uphold the professional standards outlined in the Health Education Code of Ethics
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

With a Master of Science in Health Education from Purdue Global, you could pursue a wide range of leadership and management positions in governmental, nonprofit, corporate, and academic settings.* Typical responsibilities of a health educator may include:

  • Preparation and distribution of materials
  • Coordination and management of programs
  • Planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs

You may also have built a solid foundation for the further pursuit of academic degrees.

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How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.


Start Date

December 05, 2018

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February 27, 2019

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May 15, 2019

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July 31, 2019

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October 16, 2019

What Courses Will I Take?

Courses in the Master of Science in Health Education are designed to provide you with content knowledge and skills in the broad areas of public health education and community health. Courses include:

  • Community Health Assessment
  • Health Education Design, Implementation, and Administration
  • Health Behavior
  • Public Health Program Development
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Education and Communication
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits56
  • Total Credits56

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$420.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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Helpful Information

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*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions.

The University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any future programs.

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.