Welcome

If you want to advance your career by becoming a leader in health professions education or community health education, then consider WesternU's highly regarded Master of Science in Health Sciences program, which offers two tracks:

  • Health Professions Education (HPE) – designed for people who are planning to teach or who currently teach in the health sciences or health professions. Learn more about careers in Health Professions Education (PDF)
  • Community Health Education (CHE) – designed for people who wish to create, implement, and evaluate community-based health education programs. Learn more about careers in Community Health Education (PDF)
  • NMM/OMM Teaching Fellowship Track – designed for students admitted to the NMM/OMM Fellowship in the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) who want to consider using their training and practice as educators.
  • Research in Podiatric Medicine Track – designed for students admitted to the DPM program in the College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM) and have prior approval of the CPM Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs who want to consider using their training and practice as educators.

Emphasis is placed on applied leadership, organizational dynamics, and the executive skills necessary to meet the administrative needs of health education teams in a variety of settings.

Why Choose WesternU (view a video testimonial): 

MSHS is no longer offering
Spring Enrollment

Dear Friends,

Beginning with Spring 2018, the Masters of Science in Health Sciences Program will no longer offer application for spring enrollment. Applications will be accepted for fall enrollment only.
Thank you for considering WesternU to further your educational goals, and we look forwarding to serving your needs in the future.
Susan Hanson Signature
Susan M. Hanson, MS
Executive Director of Admissions, Department of Health Sciences Education

Christopher Vu
Admissions Counselor

We offer:

  • Convenient evening and a few web-based classes.
  • Flexibility to work or simultaneously complete another degree at WesternU.
  • A great Southern California location with tremendous clinical training opportunities as well as access to
    major cultural and recreational resources.
  • Eligibility to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) by taking the national CHES examination.
  • Affordable tuition for a high quality program.
  • Diverse faculty with extensive experience in various aspects of the health-care industry.
  • Professors who are known for innovation, dynamic teaching, and mentoring student-generated projects.
  • Leadership training, preparing you for more competitive positions in greater areas of authority.
  • The chance to conduct scholarly research with opportunities to write for publication in professional journals.
  • Small class sizes (6-12) allow for meaningful discussions.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with area health-care providers for educational experiences.

Learn More

There are many ways for you to visit campus to learn more about our programs and we encourage you to attend a WesternU Preview Day. We also invite you to sign up for our electronic mailing list and "like" us on Facebook.

For program statistics, please visit the Office of Institutional Research's  Academic Outcomes webpage. Visit the College of Allied Health Professions, MSHS website to learn more about the profession.