The MA in Health Studies consists of 30 credit hours. Classes are offered in a flexible online format, and there are no campus visits required. By taking two courses a semester, you can earn your degree from The University of Alabama in less than two years.
Students may transfer 6 credit hours into the program or take a minimum of 12 credit hours of electives, independent study or fieldwork courses from UA. Transfer credits can be no older than 6 years from the date the student graduates from UA.
Electives should be selected in conjunction with an advisor to support the student's personal and professional goals.
All students are required to pass a written comprehensive examination that addresses the content of the six required courses in order to obtain their Master of Arts degree.
Graduates of the online MA in Health Studies (Health Promotion) may sit for either the Certified Health Education Specialist exam or the Master Certified Health Education Specialist exam. The CHES is a national exam to show employers that you have met the national standards to become a health educator. The MCHES is offered to graduates who have a minimum of five years of previous work experience in health education.
Please note that courses are subject to change.