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2021-2022 EIU Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 EIU Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Promotion

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Program Mission: The mission of the online Master of Science in Health Promotion 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 a resume, and a statement of purpose. Applicants will be screened based their application materials, and those who pass the initial screening will also be asked to prepare a writing sample [directions provided by the Department].  Admission is competitive, and meeting minimum 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

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 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 Public Health courses, including at least 6 hours at the 3000 level.

To apply for the accelerated MS in Health Promotion, applicants meeting the above requirements must submit a professional goals statement to the Graduate Coordinator and must also complete the Graduate School’s Accelerated Program Application.  Applicants will be screened by the Graduate Coordinator and the Undergraduate Academic Advisor, and those who meet the requirements will be asked to prepare a writing sample [directions provided by the Department].  The Graduate Selection committee will review the writing sample, and make a final decision about admission.

To remain in the Accelerated Graduate Program, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25, and all courses taken for graduate credit as Shared Coursework must be taken for a grade.  Students who fall below a 3.25 cumulative GPA will be removed from the Accelerated Graduate Program, and will have to apply to the MS Health Promotion graduate program as a traditional graduate student if they wish to pursue the graduate degree.


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 graduate coordinator in addition to their undergraduate academic advisor to select courses.

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