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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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CASAL Department
Phone: 216.687.4613
casal@csuohio.edu

Admission Requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • For all programs that do not lead to a teaching license through the Ohio Department of Education, candidates must have a score at the 50th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test or on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of Graduate Record Examination. However, a student applying for any program except Counseling is exempt from this requirement if:
     
    • The baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 2.75; OR
    • The baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND the undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is at least 3.0; OR
    • The student has completed twelve or more semester credits of Cleveland State graduate course work (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.
  • To be admitted to a teaching licensure program in the College of Education and Human Services as a graduate student, all candidates must satisfy the following requirements:
    • Test requirement.  Candidates must receive acceptable scores within the past six years on one of the following content knowledge tests, demonstrating performance in approximately the top 50% of the national distribution:
      • ACT: math 20, reading 20, English 20
      • SAT:  math 510, reading 500, writing 490
      • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE):  math 150, reading 156, writing 162
      • GRE:  quantitative 152, verbal 151, writing 3.5
      • Miller Analogies Test: 50th percentile rank for total group
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better. 
      • Candidates admitted as a non-degree graduate student must earn a GPA of 3.0 or above after completing 12 graduate credit hours, including EDB 601, and satisfying all other licensure program admissions to be admitted into a licensure program.
    • Proficiency in math and English at the college level.
      • Grade of B- or better in a college level math and college level English class.   (Candidates for the Chinese language teaching licensure are required to satisfy the program's TOEFL admission requirements in lieu of this requirement.)
    • Background check. 
      • All prospective licensure candidates must pay for an initial BCI/FBI check at the time of their initial visit to the Education Student Services Center (except for MUST and international students, who are required to have a BCI/FBI check prior to starting their first field experience).  Throughout their licensure program, candidates are required to pay for and complete additional BCI/FBI fingerprinting checks to ensure that a valid report is always on file with the Office of Field Services as required for field placement. Prospective candidates with criminal records indicating convicted offenses considered by the Ohio Department of Education to be "absolute bars" to licensure will be denied acceptance to the college and any registration permissions for subsequent semesters will be revoked.  Prospective candidates with criminal records indicating convicted offenses eligible for rehabilitation will be referred to the Ohio Department of Education Office of Professional Conduct to determine whether they will be able to obtain a teaching license.
    • Post-baccalaureate and graduate candidates who complete all academic content courses prior to CSU professional course work (e.g. adolescent/young adult or middle grades licensure areas) must take and pass the relevant Ohio Assessments for Educators content knowledge assessment prior to admission.  Candidates who need to take content courses at Cleveland State are allowed to take content knowledge assessments prior to student teaching.

-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 - May 15th
    • Spring Semester - October 15th
    • Summer Semester - March 15th

 

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.