The field of health science explores the complexities of human behavior and identifies
ways to promote healthy behaviors. Prepare to play an influential role in education,
health care, community health organizations and other public health settings.
Healthcare professionals and students with a health science background can broaden
their knowledge, learn new skills, and prepare to make significant contributions to
their communities with a master’s in health science. A program track is open for students
without health-related undergraduate degrees.
Choose Your Specialty
Tailor the program to fit your academic needs and professional goals. Choose your
specialization and pursue one of the following concentrations:
Administration graduates often work in government, community and school settings.
Community health graduates prepare community health careers in the public and private sectors.
School health education graduates find employment as teachers, program supervisors, health education media
specialists and program evaluation specialists in addition to positions in continuing
education and school personnel.
Dual concentration students take required coursework in any two of the above concentrations.
A Flexible Format
Designed for the working professional, the program offers a wide variety of evening
classes, and part-time students can complete coursework at their own pace. If you
want to pursue the program’s thesis option, you can complete a research project in
your area of concentration. Non-thesis students can take additional coursework. Students
should review the Health Science Graduate Handbook (PDF). Plan your schedule in advance with the Department of Health Science Projected Schedule of Graduate Courses (PDF). To ensure you stay on track and on target, you must have a signed Program of Study (PDF) form on file with the graduate program director. Please also view important admission and degree requirements in the Graduate Catalog.
Faculty members bring unique perspectives to the classroom, based on years of practical experience
and their ability to engage students in important discussions of real-world problems.
Health science students have access to a diverse, talented and highly experienced
faculty who work closely with students to help them plan their specialized course
Why Towson University?
In these videos, you’ll meet some of our alumni and find out why they choose the master’s
in health science.