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Master of Education in Community Health Promotion

Cleveland State University's Master of Education in Community Health Promotion provides a multidisciplinary approach for professionals interested in careers in community health education or in the private health care sector. A variety of undergraduate majors (e.g., nursing, gerontology, health education, sociology, psychology, allied health, physical education) may prepare students for employment opportunities in this professional field. A background in anatomy, physiology, and general health is required.

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Phone: 216.687.4613

Admission Requirements

  • Application Form
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • For all college M.Ed. programs that do not lead to a teaching license through the Ohio Department of Education, candidates must satisfy one of the following:
    • Undergraduate cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.75 (3.0 if the baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application)OR
    • Completion of twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate coursework (including EDB 601 or HPR 601) AND received a grade of B- or better in EDB 601 or HPR 601 with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 and grades of B or better in the other courses OR
    • A score at the 50th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test or on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of Graduate Record Examination


-International students are required to have met at least one of the following English language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based): 78 (including at least 20 in reading, 21 in listening, 17 in writing, and 20 in speaking)
  • TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based): 550
  • IELTS: 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section
  • PTE (Pearson’s Test of English): 50 iTEP: 5.0

Admission Deadlines

All applications must be submitted and complete on the following application deadline dates:

  • Domestic Students
    • Rolling
  • International Students
    • Fall Semester - July 21st
    • Spring Semester - December 10th
    • Summer Semester - April 14th

Program Requirements


  • HED 550 - Theories In Health Education & Health Behavior
  • HED 555 - Health Promotion Delivery Strategies
  • HED 565 - Fiscal Development and Grants Management
  • HED 601 - Methods and Techniques of Research/ Evaluation

Choice of 18 credits:

  • HSC 505 - Culture & Health Care
  • HSC 541 - Environmental Health
  • HED 561 - Methods & Materials For Health Education
  • HED 571 - Substance Abuse Education
  • HED 573 - Teaching Human Sexuality
  • HED 574 - Stress Management
  • HED 577 - Social Issues & Needs In Nutrition
  • HED 584 - Food Politics and Obesity
  • HED 585 - Worksite Health Promotion
  • HED 586 - Consumer Health and Advocacy
  • HED 588 - Ethics and Health Behavior
  • HED 592 - Health Literacy and Health Care
  • HED 615 - Community Health Capstone Course
Did You Know?

Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026.

Bureau of Labor Statistics


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Career Outcomes

  • Students typically go on to find employment in positions such as: health educators, medical service care managers, epidemiologist, community health worker, and health policy analyst.
  • There are some of the local companies that are hiring CSU grads: Medical Mutual, Peregrine Health Care Services, Cleveland Clinic, Southwest General, University Hospitals, and Cuyahoga Community College.