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Health Sciences MS Degree

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Department
The University of Texas at Tyler
Dept of Health and Kinesiology
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, Texas 75799
Phone 903.566.7031

Degree Information
Dr. Jim Schwane
Email: jschwane@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7306

Graduate Admission Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions
Office: ADM 345
Phone: 903.566.7457
Fax: 903.566.7492
ogs@uttyler.edu

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Program Information

Degree: MS

College: Nursing and Health Sciences

Admission Requirements

Application Instructions

Test Score Required: Satisfactory GRE scores. Successful applicants typically have scored at the thirtieth percentile or higher on each of the sections of the General Test of the Graduate Record Exam—Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing (GRE scores not required if an applicant has an earned graduate degree from an accredited academic institution). International applicants must have a minimum 79 TOEFL or IELTS score of 6.5 and 6 or greater in all sub-sections.

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Resume/Curriculum Vitae: No

Admissions Essay: Yes - letter of intent and statement of goals

Deadlines: University deadlines apply

Career Outlook: Health sciences is one of the fastest growing segments of the economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities should be strong for those with excellent management skills and work experience in the field. Employment for managers in medical and health services is expected to grow 16% during this decade. Graduates who go on to earn a PhD in the field will enjoy even greater opportunities in medical research, where job opportunities are expected to grow by 40% over the decade. For more information, visit http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos309.htm#outlook.

Salary Information: See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook

UT Tyler Health Sciences Graduate Student Research:

  • EXPLORATORY STUDY OF IMMIGRANT KENYAN MOTHERS KNOWLEDGE, BELIEFS AND ATTITUDES ABOUT HEALTH AND NUTRITION
  • INFLUENCE OF DIET- AND WEIGHT-RELATED BEHAVIORS AND SOCIAL NORMS ON OBESITY IN TEXAS EIGHTH AND ELEVENTH GRADE  ADOLESCENTS

Meet a University of Texas at Tyler Graduate Student

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Prepare to Be a Leader in Health Care and Disease Prevention

Undertake a master’s degree in health sciences at The University of Texas at Tyler and customize your studies to suit your own career and learning goals.

  • Attend convenient evening classes at the Tyler campus and complete your master’s in health sciences degree in just two years.
  • Study in facilities considered outstanding: The 127,000-square-foot Louise Herrington Patriot Center featuring computer labs, classrooms, sports facilities and a therapeutic exercise pool.
  • Encouraged to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) test. UT Tyler is an approved testing site.

Learn more from the Department of Health and Kinesiology

Master's in Health Sciences : Individualized. Leadership-Focused
  • Choose from five areas of focus to meet your career goals: Health and Behavior,Global Health Issues, Community Health and Wellness, Risk Analysis and Health Promotion, and Program Development and Evaluation. Write a master’s thesis or complete an internship in your area of interest.
  • Acquire the career skills needed to become a strong advocate for programs promoting sound health and disease prevention. Learn to evaluate health programs and assess health needs.
  • Conduct and contribute to research-oriented projects, working side-by-side with faculty experts.

Health Sciences Faculty: Published. Practical.

  • Learn with faculty who are experienced across a broad spectrum of health issues and careers, including proven experience in managing health crises, conducting AIDS research and training HIV/AIDS workers, and working in the field of epidemiology.
  • Interact with professors who are recognized authorities in their field and widely published in scientific journals, sharing their important research findings on diseases and health treatments.

Learn about UT Tyler’s health sciences faculty

Health Sciences Courses: Balancing Theory and Service.

Research Design – Explore designs commonly employed in research in health and exercise sciences.

Theories and Models in Health Behavior – Study theories and models as they may be applied to health-related community efforts and individual behavior-change programs.

Analysis of Needs, Processes and Outcomes in Health – Examine the quantitative and qualitative methods applied to determining needs, processes and outcomes for a broad range of health entities with a focus on the interaction of financial demands and product or service delivery and quality as critical to decision-making.

More about UT Tyler’s health science program of study

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