Health Education

The University of New Mexico

12 months
967 USD/credit
286 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Health Education program at The University of New Mexico provides education, mentoring and training opportunities for those interested in pursuing and advancing their career in community health education and promotion.


The Health Education program at The University of New Mexico strives to ensure a rigorous course of study that prepares graduates to address the public health problems of the 21st century.

The programme

The health education graduate curriculum is designed to develop and enhance students’ understanding of the areas of knowledge basic to community health education and acquire skills and experience through course requirements, supervised fieldwork, and collaborative research projects with faculty. The course of study leading to the Master of Science in health education prepares graduates to assume public health education positions in schools, communities, public health agencies, in health care and worksite settings, Indian Health Services, and within the Navajo Nation, Jicarilla, Mescalero and Pueblo Health care systems.

Public health principles are woven into the curriculum thematically such as statistical reasoning in public health; social, cultural, behavioral and bio-determinants of health and health behavior; designing, implementing, managing, evaluating social and behavioral interventions and policies to improve community and population health; and, health systems and equity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Statistics or equivalent
  • Health Behavior Theory
  • Research Design
  • Project Management and Grant Writing
  • Advanced Community Health Research
  • Program Planning in Health Education
  • Epidemiology
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Advanced Multicultural Health Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 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.

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

  • Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent in another country.
  • Generally, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B) or its equivalent in their last two undergraduate years and in their major field.
  • Must indicate all academic institutions they have previously attended on their applications.
  • In most departments, the minimum undergraduate prerequisite is 12 semester hours of upper division course work (300-level courses or higher) in the major field to which the student is applying, or in cognate areas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    967 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 967 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    286 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 286 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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