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Master of
Public Health in Health Education & Promotion


Program Overview

Advance your career with a Master of Public Health in Health Education & Promotion earned online so you can help communities improve their well-being and respond to their health concerns. With an MPH, you can pursue a rewarding career working in federal, state or community public health agencies, consulting firms, universities or hospitals, as well as other research and nonprofit organizations.

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Make a Difference in Your Community

A Master of Public Health in Health Education & Promotion earned online from The University of Alabama will expand and deepen your understanding of environmental and community health issues and strategies. Delivered in a flexible, online format and taught by health education leaders from around the country, this program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to plan, implement, evaluate and advocate for health-related programs across a wide range of industries, corporate environments and communities.

  • Application DeadlineJuly 15 for fall admission; November 15th for spring admission; April 15 for summer admission
  • Other Program SpecificsEligibility to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or the Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and the Certified Public Health (CPH) professional certification exams.


The Master of Public Health in Health Education & Promotion program consists of 42 credit hours, with each course being 3 credit hours. All coursework can be completed online, while the required applied practice experience provides students a variety of options to apply their learning. Please note that courses are subject to change.

Required Courses (33 hours)

  • HHE 512 Advanced Foundations of Public Health
  • HHE 515 Advanced Foundations of Health Promotion
  • HHE 520 Theories of Health Behavior
  • HHE 521 Basic Epidemiology
  • HHE 526 Biostatistics
  • HHE 530 Health Promotion Techniques
  • HHE 565 Planning Health Promotion Programs
  • HHE 566 Program Evaluation in Health Promotion
  • HHE 586 Environmental Health Promotion
  • HHE 587 Health Disparities
  • HES 509 Research Methods

Applied Practice Experience (3 hours)

  • HHE 580 Applied Practice Experience I
  • HHE 581 Applied Practice Experience II

Electives (6 hours)

Please view electives list through the University’s catalog.


A completed application package includes the following:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • If your GPA is lower than recommended, you may be considered for admission with additional requirements. Please check with your prospective program for more information.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Application fee (if not paid previously as a non-degree student)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Additional materials may be required. Applications are accepted year-round.


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