Jun 21, 2021  
2020-2021 EIU Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 EIU Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Promotion and Leadership


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Program Mission: The mission of the online Master of Science in Health Promotion and Leadership is to prepare leaders in the field of health practice by providing competencies and skills needed to be productive professionals who serve the health-promotion and leadership needs of diverse local, regional, national, and international populations. These competencies and skills include the ability to encourage collaborations across communities through leadership, research, and evaluation.

Admission Requirements: To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see “Admission to Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs”).  Additional requirements include three letters of recommendation, a resume, and a statement of purpose. Admission is competitive, and meeting GPA requirements does not guarantee admission.

Degree Audit: The graduate plan of study is the EIU Degree Audit, which is generated automatically at the time of degree or certificate candidacy. Modifications of the standard EIU Degree Audit are submitted by the graduate coordinator to the certification officer in the Graduate School at the time modifications are approved. The Degree Audit serves as an unofficial summary of requirements for the program. Degree and certificate candidates are advised to review the comprehensive summary of the Degree Audit process specified on the “Requirements for All Degree and Certificate Candidates” section of the Graduate Catalog. Individual programs may require candidates to submit plans of study in addition to the Degree Audit; candidates should consult with the program coordinator.

Degree Requirements

Degree requirements include those outlined for the master’s degree by the Graduate School (see “Requirements for the Master’s Degree”).

Curriculum for the Master of Science in Health Promotion and Leadership


Total Credits: 33

Project or Thesis Option


Students must choose the Project or Thesis Option. Those considering doctoral work are encouraged to complete the Thesis option.

Credits: 6

Project Option


6 hours

Thesis Option


6 hours

Accelerated Graduate Program


Admission to the accelerated MS in Health Promotion and Leadership requires that a student have completed a minimum of 60 hours of undergraduate course credit and have a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.25. In addition, applicants must have completed a minimum of 15 hours of Health Promotion courses, including at least 6 hours at the 3000 level.

To apply for the accelerated MS in Health Promotion and Leadership, applicants meeting the above requirements must submit two academic letters of reference and a professional goals statement to the Graduate Coordinator and must also complete the Graduate School’s Accelerated Program Application.

Shared Coursework


Shared Credit Course Options: Students may select up to three courses from the list below. No more than one course may be at the 5000-level. All enrolled students must meet with the Health Promotion and Leadership graduate coordinator in addition to their undergraduate academic advisor to select courses.

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