Health Education

Pennsylvania State University

24 months
37694 USD/year
37694 USD/year
21960 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg Master of Education in Health Education applies education, public health, and behavioral theories to prepare health education specialists to work in any setting in which the aim is to promote health and wellness. 


The goal of the master’s degree in Health Education at Pennsylvania State University is to educate professionals who help individuals, families, and their communities maximize and maintain healthy lifestyles. Health education specialists teach people about behaviors that promote health and wellness and are trained to collect and analyze data to identify community needs prior to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, policies, and environments. 

Health educators may serve as resource to assist individuals, other health professionals, or the community, and may administer fiscal resources for health education programs.

The health education program is designed for working professionals and recent bachelor’s degree graduates to pursue the master’s program in health education part-time or full-time. The program is customizable, allowing students the flexibility to choose from a wide range electives within and outside the program to meet their career and professional goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning and Developing Health Education Programs
  • Advanced Techniques in School and Community Health Education
  • Educational Statistics and Measurements
  • Introduction to Statistics in Educational Research
  • Current Health Education Issues
  • Multicultural Health Issues
  • Educational Research Designs
  • Research Techniques in Health Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application form with application fee;
  • Two copies of an official transcript from an accredited, college-level university;
  • Supplementary application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37694 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    37694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37694 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    21960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21960 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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