Master of Science in Community Health & Social Justice

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Join us for change!

  • Have you, your family, or community had trouble accessing necessary healthcare?
  • Are you interested in examining the root causes of health inequity and how health and well-being are shaped by structural factors and systems of oppression such as: racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, etc.?
  • Do you want to develop your capacity to collaborate with communities, address systemic health challenges, and promote social justice?

I want to help my community and this program is going to help me do that.

MS student

We deeply care about these issues and want to see change, just like you.

MS Faculty

In this video, learn how the program prepares you for a variety of impactful careers.

Career and credentialing opportunities

Graduate prepared to work in a variety of fields and settings in the public and private sectors regionally, nationally and globally ready to meet the critical need for health professionals. With the advanced knowledge and applicable skills gained in this program, graduates are equipped to dismantle racism, promote social justice, build capacity for health equity and develop culturally-relevant health programming for just and equitable solutions. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), Master Certified Health Education Specialist and Certified Public Health (CPH) exam.

While students have regional options available regarding a master’s degree in a health-related study, our program integrating community health with an explicitly anti-racist, anti-oppression, and social justice lens is the only program in the state with this specific combined focus

Grace Lasker PhD, MCHES®, CN, CHC (she/her/hers), Teaching Professor

At a glance

Entry date Every Fall 2023
AdmissionsFall 2023: Open and currently accepting. The application will close when full.
Fall 2024: Applications open September 2023 with a June 1st priority deadline.
Duration2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
FormatHybrid/cohort: in-person courses once per week 3:30-5:30 pm/6:00-8:00 pm
Credit60 credits
Estimated tuition$36,500 full-time, $52,000 part-time (2022-2023)
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