Health Science (M.S.)

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.

TU faculy member Lillian Carter teaching

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 health science master’s degree. 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.

Degree Requirements

All concentrations require 36 credits for degree completion. Students should review the MS Health Science Graduate Handbook (PDF). The Department of Health Science Projected Schedule of Graduate Courses (PDF) helps students plan their term course selections. Students are also encouraged to have a signed Program of Study (PDF) form on file with the graduate advisor and the graduate program director. General information on program admission and degree requirements and course descriptions are available in the Graduate Catalog.

Experienced Faculty

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 of study.

Towson University — MS Health Science Cheryl Frazier ’10

Why Towson University?

Hear from some of our other alumni and find out why they chose the MS in health science.