Public Health Education and Health Promotion Combined Bachelors and Masters

Program Description

The Public Health Education and Health Promotion area of concentration is designed to provide breadth and depth of knowledge in the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of health across the human lifespan. The curriculum emphasizes cultural and personal determinants of health and wellness from an ecological perspective. Coursework prepares students as program planners and coordinators of health promotion programs in community, worksite, clinical, and educational settings. There are 30 credits required for the master's including a thesis or exit project. Nine credits can be double counted for the undergraduate and graduate degree.

Undergraduate Preparation

It is recommended that students take a statistics and research methods course (STA261 or comparable course; KNH/FSW 295). This program is open to all majors. KNH462/562 is recommended with senior standing. Timeline for course work and declaration of interest should be discussed with KNH adviser.

Declaration of Interest

Students may declare their interest in enrolling in a combined program anytime during their academic career at Miami, from the time they are admitted for an undergraduate degree.

Full Admission

Upon earning a minimum of 64 credit hours and having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, students may apply for admission to the combined program. Programs may have more stringent requirements. Regular time-limits for completing the master's degree apply to students in a combined program. Part time students are accepted.

Applications Procedures

To apply to a combined bachelors/masters program, complete the Graduate School online application and pay the $50 application fee. Be sure to check "combined program." Students are required to submit GRE or MAT scores, three letters of recommendation (it is recommended that at least two letters from people who know the applicant academically); resume or CV; and a personal statement.

Student Classification and Graduation

Students in a combined program will remain as undergraduates until they apply for graduation or submit a request to the Graduate School to have their classification changed from undergraduate to graduate. Students must have completed a minimum of 128 hours to be classified as a graduate student (note: this change in classification will affect eligibility for financial aid). Students may receive their bachelor's degree prior to completing their master's degree. Upon receiving the bachelor's, students will automatically be classified as graduate students. Students receiving the bachelor's degree prior to completing the master's degree can count up to nine hours of graduate course work toward their bachelor's degree with permission of the appropriate advisor(s) and dean(s) or their designee(s). Those hours can also count toward the completion of their master's degree.