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University Catalog 2011-2014 (PRINTED) 
University Catalog 2011-2014 (PRINTED) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science, M.A.

The Master of Arts degree in Health Science provides advanced preparation in health sciences and safety fields including school, community, and allied health programs. It qualifies graduates for advanced leadership positions and provides the health science foundation for community college teaching positions.

Admission to the Program

Prerequisites (10 units)

Applicants must have a baccalaureate from an accredited institution with sufficient courses in public health and the basic sciences to provide a foundation for advanced work. In addition, applicants must have a 2.75 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units or have demonstrated ability to earn a B (3.0) grade point average at the postbaccalaureate level.

Requirements for the Degree (45 units)

A total of 45 units is required, with at least 23 in 500-level courses.

Electives (select 16–30 HS units with adviser approval)

Electives in related fields (select 0-14 units with adviser approval)

Comprehensive Examination, Thesis or Project (0, 6 units)

Students should expect to take the comprehensive examination (HS 596) the quarter they complete all course work on their program and must comply with college and departmental requirements.