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MA in Health Education (ONLINE)
The Master of Arts Degree in Health Education provides advanced academic training for individuals employed or planning to seek employment as health educators in academic, clinical, community, and corporate settings. The academic program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours. All students take 18-semester hours of required courses and select from one of three options: thesis, internship, or coursework. Students select electives in consultation with their advisor.
East Carolina University works to align its courses with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) Responsibilities and Competencies for entry-level practice of health education in preparation for the CHES examination.
This program is offered completely online.
The Graduate School makes the determination of eligibility for admission to the graduate program. Acceptance into the Health Education Program is determined by guidelines established by the graduate faculty of the department. To be considered for admission into the graduate program, a student must present the following qualifications:
- Have an overall GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate work.
- Possess a baccalaureate degree from an institute accredited by a regional association.
- Satisfactory scores on either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT).
An application is required for admission to the MA graduate program – please visit the ECU Graduate School site for details or click Apply Button below.
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You can use the links below to access the Program Handbook and Graduate Catalog. Please note that in all cases, the Catalog is the controlling document for your plan of study
Important Note to Residents Outside North Carolina
Admission of applicants outside the State of North Carolina to an online degree, certificate or individual online course offered by East Carolina University, is dependent on ECU’s ability to secure authorization from the applicant’s state of residence, if such authorization is required.
East Carolina University delivers online education programs and courses throughout the United States and internationally. All programs have been approved by the University of North Carolina General Administration. Many states have prescribed an authorization process for out-of-state institutions delivering online programs to its state residents to ensure quality post-secondary education, to preserve the integrity of an academic degree, and to instill greater consumer protection for its student citizens.
East Carolina University has taken steps to protect its students and programs through nationwide compliance by participating in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA); obtaining authorization, approval, exemptions and waivers; or confirming that East Carolina University can operate without such authorization because the state’s laws do not pertain to a public institution, to an accredited institution, or to the ECU’s activities in that state.
On November 14, 2016, East Carolina University was approved by to participate in NC-SARA which is a voluntary, regional/national approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Institutions that participate in SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA member states. States and institutions that choose to become members of or participate in SARA operate under a set of policies and standards overseen by SARA and administered by the four nationally recognized regional higher education compacts.