The Master of Science in Health Sciences program admits bachelor’s prepared health professionals from diverse work backgrounds who have demonstrated the capacity to pursue a graduate degree and the desire to take more responsible positions in the health care and social or community services environments. This program provides educational opportunities for career advancement, employment mobility and lifelong learning. The curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in the health care system, cultural awareness and research while leaving room for the student to utilize elective credits to focus on a professional area of interest or specialization. The multidisciplinary nature of the program is enhanced by the diversity of the students and faculty. Students benefit from examining the industry with other professions and sharing experiences from their perspective.
This program is intended for practicing health care professionals or those with an undergraduate degree in a health-related area (e.g. Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences) with plans to pursue a career working in health and human services settings. Courses are primarily offered online or in the evenings to accommodate the needs of working professionals.
The program requires the completion of 36 credits: five core courses (15 credits), three courses in an area of Health Science emphasis (9 credits), three electives (9 credits) and a capstone research project or thesis (3 credits). To view the MSHS Curriculum visit the following link: MSHS Program Curriculum and Degree Completion Requirements.
The program requires the completion of 36 credits: five core courses (15 credits), three courses in an area of Health Science emphasis (9 credits), three electives (9 credits) and a capstone research project or thesis (3 credits).
For more detailed information regarding curricular overview, see the MSHS Program Curriculum and Degree Completion Requirements website.
An applicant must hold a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution, be a licensed healthcare professional or have a degree related to health sciences with plans to work in a healthcare setting. Students must meet with an advisor to design a program of study.
Students may begin the program in any semester. Applications must be submitted no later than one month before the semester of entry.
Applicants to the Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) must meet the minimum requirements established by the College of Graduate Studies and the MSHS Program:
- A minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 2.75. Applicants must also submit transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
- Students will be asked to provide a personal statement that details how this program will help them achieve their personal/professional goals in health care as well as a resume. These items will be submitted in the electronic graduate admissions application.
- Scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other equivalent standardized test for graduate admissions (DAT, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT and PCAT) taken within the past five years must be provided. The standardized test requirement may be waived for students who have: previous relevant graduate degrees; relevant post graduate certificates/licensure, or professional experience or; who have been accepted into the NEOMED Partnership program for Urban Health. To request a waiver of the GRE, please include a statement about your qualifications that would make you exempt.
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your work and can assess your academic preparation, abilities and accomplishments. These may be from previous instructors, supervisors or professional colleagues who are familiar with your recent activities.
- Non-native English speakers who do not have an earned bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited U.S. institution must demonstrate proof of English-language proficiency as indicated in the International Student Admission section of this catalog.
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Interested students should fill out the Request Information form and indicate their preference for the Master of Science in Health Sciences.
For more information on the Master of Science in Health Sciences including course requirements, application materials and financial aid, visit https://www.csuohio.edu/sciences/health-sciences/master-science-in-health-sciences.
For program information, contact:
Jodi DeMarco, DHSc, CHES-Director, Master of Science in Health Sciences
2501 Euclid Avenue
Health Sciences Building, Room 101
Cleveland, OH 44115