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April 22 from 2-30 p.m. CST   



Application Information at a Glance

We are still accepting applications for the Fall 2020 class, and due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are waiving the GRE requirement for applicants. The items currently needed for a complete application are:

  • Completed application form
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • Resume
  • Essay 
  • Optional letters of recommendation

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What is Health Promotion?

Health Promotion is the discipline dedicated to enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health.  Health promotion companies design, implement and assess programs for individuals, communities, and corporations that incorporate multiple intervention methods to guide individuals toward a healthy lifestyle.

Our Mission

The M.S. in Health Promotion Management (MS HPM) 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?

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.

Program Content

The MS HPM is a 2-year program with evening classes, intended for full-time and part-time working students. Students complete 28 credit hours within the Simmons School of Education and Human Development and 10 credit hours within the Cox School of Business. Students also complete a 180-hour internship in a managerial position in the population health or health promotion industry.

*The internship site will be identified by the student who will also initiate the coordination between the program director and internship site.

Program Strengths

  • Program is specifically made to accommodate full-time and part-time working students
  • Mentorship opportunities from current industry experts are provided
  • Current cohort members are available to meet and answer your questions!  Ask the program director today to schedule a visit