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Health Behavior and Health Education

University of Texas at Austin

Master
24 months
Duration
18032 USD/year
18032 USD/year
9274 USD/year
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About

The Health Behavior and Health Education graduate programs emphasize a multidisciplinary, bio-behavioral and developmental approach to health promotion. The program’s focus is on understanding the prevention of illness, and the promotion and maintenance of optimal health. Our research and study includes populations ranging from young children to senior adults.

Overview

The Health Behavior and Health Education master’s degree programs are designed to prepare researchers and practitioners for leadership roles in a variety of careers. Students are prepared to work in industries such as:

  • higher education
  • public schools
  • community health care settings
  • business and industry
  • government agencies
  • non-profit health agencies

Health promotion combines health education with related organizational, economic, or political interventions. These programs are designed to create behavioral or environmental changes that result in improved public health. Research and practice in health promotion may occur in a variety of settings such as school, community, worksite, or health care.

The focus for health education can be on young children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults. This program also studies the effects of health education research on organizational and community contexts. Students’ courses emphasize a multidisciplinary, bio-behavioral and developmental approach to health promotion.

A diverse faculty, coupled with research and applied opportunities within and outside the university, provide an excellent environment to explore these areas of curriculum and research. Students will graduate with a unique set of skills that will make them ready for their careers, or further research.

Our program offers two Health Behavior and Health Education master’s programs: a Master of Education (M.Ed.) that does not require a thesis and a Master of Science (M.S.) with a thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Health Behavior
  • Research Methods
  • Introduction to Health Promotion and Behavioral Science (ONLY for students who do not have a Health Promotion prerequisite) OR any Faculty Advisor-approved HED course (for students who have met the HED prerequisite)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
3

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.
79
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An official score for the Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE), unless otherwise specified by the graduate program to which the student is applying. International students whose native language is not English must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Adequate subject preparation for the proposed major. Evidence of adequate preparation varies by program, but examples include letters of reference, auditions, samples of work, and personal statements
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division (junior- and senior-level) coursework and in any graduate work already completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9016 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18032 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9016 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    9274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4637 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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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