Master of Science in Community Health & Social Justice
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 focusGrace Lasker PhD, MCHES®, CN, CHC (she/her/hers), Teaching Professor
At a glance
|Entry date||Every Fall 2023|
|Admissions||Fall 2023: Open and currently accepting. The application will close when full.|
Fall 2024: Applications open September 2023 with a June 1st priority deadline.
|Duration||2 years full-time or 4 years part-time|
|Format||Hybrid/cohort: in-person courses once per week 3:30-5:30 pm/6:00-8:00 pm|
|Estimated tuition||$36,500 full-time, $52,000 part-time (2022-2023)|