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The Master of Science in Health Promotion Management is a collaborative program that combines foundational health promotion courses taught by industry experts with the world-class management courses provided at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business.

Our Mission

The M.S. in Health Promotion Management (MSHPM) provides a multidisciplinary, evidence-based program for those seeking leadership positions within the Population Health and Health Promotion fields. Our hybrid program merges managerial communication and leadership skills with scientific foundations in epidemiology and behavioral science. Students develop the research skills required to critically evaluate the wellness needs of diverse populations and develop interventions that cultivate a healthy culture.

Why a Health Promotion Management Degree at SMU?

It is estimated that half of the U.S. population will be obese by 2030. The burden of disease is rising in the United States and many communities and employers are struggling to compete with the increasing costs of healthcare. Addressing these issues is imperative, especially as the healthcare system continues to change, and the number of individuals living with chronic disease continues to climb. Health promotion is an actionable measure that helps Americans live healthier, happier lives.

This program prepares students to be the leaders that shape the growth of the health promotion field. Our world-class business and management courses, provided at the Edwin L. Cox School of Business, and foundational health promotion courses create savvy professionals. Our students bring a full spectrum of skills, particularly the ability to work on interdisciplinary teams.

The Benefits of our Program

Dallas has a well established business community with 20 Fortune 500 Companies and multiple companies devoted to community and corporate wellness.


Application Information

Deadlines for Fall 2023

December 1, 2022 Early decision deadline
March 15, 2023 International student deadline
Rolling admission after June 1, 2023.

Required Application Materials

  • Completed application form
  • Resume
  • Essay (prompt on application)
  • Transcripts from ALL colleges and/or universities attended
  • Two required letters of recommendation

**Unofficial transcripts will speed up processing and enable us to review your application prior to receiving your official transcripts. However, official transcripts must be submitted prior to matriculation.


Transcripts should be sent to the following address:

If sent through the physical mail:

Graduate Application Processing
PO Box 750518
Dallas, TX 75275-0518

If sent electronically:

This email is specifically for electronic transcripts ONLY.

Connect with US

Applied Physiology and Health Management
Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall
3101 University Blvd, Suite 306
Dallas, TX 75205
214-768-2776 |

Megan Murphy, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
MSHPM Program Director
214-768-1743 |

Nicholas Tafacory, M.A.
MSHPM Program Specialist
214-768-2776 |