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Health Education and Promotion

The City University of New York

12 months
855 USD/credit 28215 USD/year
855 USD/credit 28215 USD/year
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The M.A in Health Education and Promotion from The City University of New York is a 33-credit graduate degree that provides advanced academic training for individuals employed or planning to seek employment as health educators in academic, clinical, community, and corporate settings.  


This M.A in Health Education and Promotion from The City University of New York prepares students to meet the expanding need for health education professionals capable of working with the community in a variety of public, private, and professional settings. 

Career opportunities

Graduates of the program may also find career opportunities as health advocates, program planners and evaluators, case managers, policy analysts and health administrators. This degree may also be suitable for individuals such as nurses, social workers, physician assistants or allied health personnel who wish to enhance their qualifications.  

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the degree, students are eligible to sit for the CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) or MCHES exam (Master Certified Health Education Specialist), a national credential awarded by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

Students also may complete the degree program entirely online by taking online courses only. The online-only option is not available to students studying on an F1 Visa.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Health Education
  • History and Philosophy of Health Education and Promotion
  • Health Counseling
  • Organization and Administration of Health Education and Promotion Programs
  • Program Planning and Evaluation in Health Education
  • Nutrition and Chronic Diseases

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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33 alternative credits



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General requirements

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Have completed an approved program of study with a minimum average of approximately B (3.0) in the major and B- (2.7) overall.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation (including one from a professor from your undergraduate degree program).
  • Submit a personal goal statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28215 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28215 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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