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  Sep 19, 2017
 
CURRENT 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Health Sciences (M.H.S.)


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Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements , applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of B or higher in all upper-level undergraduate coursework. Applicants must present satisfactory scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing portions of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). Three recommendations from former instructors or employers who are in a position to judge the applicant’s aptitude for graduate study, as well as a goal statement, are required as part of the application. More details regarding these requirements (including a copy of the Goal Statement form) may be found online at: http://www.wcu.edu/academics/departments-schools-colleges/HHS/hhs-schools-depts/healthsci/health-sciences-majors/master-of-health-sciences/mhs-admission/index.asp.  Applicants who are admitted to the program must own or have access to a computer with Internet service that meets the minimum guidelines set by the WCU Information Technology division.

Program Description

The Master of Health Sciences degree program requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of approved graduate coursework. The curriculum is composed of three parts: (1) core courses; (2) concentrations in  health education, health management, nutrition, and emergency medical care, and (3) completion options of a thesis or a project. 

In addition to the academic requirements, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program. For the most up to date information regarding these standards, program suspension, and termination refer to the program’s web site at the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Concentrations (21 hours)


Health Education Option (Distance)


Choose 15 hours from the following courses:

Emergency Medical Care (EMC) Option (Distance)


Choose 15 hours from the following courses:

Environmental Health Option


Choose 15 hours from the following courses:

Health Management Option (Distance)


Choose 15 hours from the following courses:

Nutrition Option


Choose 15 hours from the following courses:

Completion Options (3 hours)


 Required of all MHS students:

  •  

    Research Project Option:

  • MHS 698 - Project in Health Sciences Credits: 3, R6
  • Additional course (1 hour) for continuing research credit (MHS 779)
     
  • Thesis Option:

  • MHS 699 - Thesis Credits: 3, R12
  • Additional course (1 hour) for continuing research credit (MHS 799)

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