12 months
1496 USD/credit 58344 USD/year
1418 USD/credit 55302 USD/year
595 USD/credit 23205 USD/year
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This 100% online master degree program in Education in Community Health from The University of Alabama at Birmingham prepares students for advanced employment opportunities in public, volunteer, and private health agencies, clinics, schools, and worksites.


Graduate students in the Education in Community Health program from The University of Alabama at Birmingham build on their existing skills in program planning, implementation, and evaluation while learning advanced research protocols.

Career Opportunities

  • In elementary, middle, and high schools, health educators teach health as a subject, promote and implement Coordinated School Health programs, foster related school-community partnerships, and encourage a healthy school environment.
  • In colleges and universities, health educators work to create caring communities and environments in which students feel empowered to make healthy choices, identifying needs and developing programs to address those needs, teaching courses, developing mass media campaigns, and training peer educators, counselors, and advocates.
  • In corporations, health educators coordinate employee education services, employee health risk appraisals, and health screenings. They design, promote, lead, and evaluate programs to address weight control, hypertension, nutrition, substance abuse prevention, physical fitness, stress management, and smoking cessation. And they write grants and develop educational materials in support of such projects.

Programme Structure

  • Required courses include Foundations of Health Education, Planning and Implementing Effective Health Education Programs, and Statistical Methods and Research among others. 
  • Coursework is aligned with the responsibilities and competencies of advanced level health educators as developed by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and will prepare students to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exams. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • 20 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • This master's program admits students only in the fall and spring. Applications are due April 30th (for fall matriculation) and October 30th (for spring matriculation). Prospective students must complete the online application and also submit the application fee.
  • Transcripts should be mailed directly from the issuing institution(s) and reflect all completed coursework. The MAT/GRE test is not a requirement for admission and has been waived. We require three (3) letters of recommendation and prefer them to be submitted through the online application, though we will accept hard copies mailed to the School of Education at the address provided above. We also require all applicants to submit responses to professional questions in which they describe their academic training, professional experience, and career goals as they relate to community health education. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    58344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1496 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    55302 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1418 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23205 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 595 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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