Many of our programs have made exceptions to the application process and requirements due to circumstances from the COVID-19 pandemic response at WesternU. Any references to in-person campus visits, events, lab work, or classroom interactions must be read in light of social distancing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WesternU has implemented remote teaching and learning across all campuses and only essential personnel are on campus at this time. Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

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:

  • 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 :

We offer

  • 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.
MSHS no longer requires
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Dear Friends,

The College of Health Sciences is pleased to announce that effective immediately the Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) program no longer requires the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for application and admission.  Please contact your admissions counselor, Chris Vu at cbvu@westernu.edu if you have questions.

Thank you.


Susan M. Hanson, MS
Executive Director of Admissions, Department of Health Sciences Education

Christopher Vu
Admissions Counselor

Learn More

Take a look at our visit options and consider attending a WesternU Preview. If you’d like to discuss specifics with an advisor, schedule an advising appointment, online, on campus, or over the phone. When you request additional information we’ll make sure you receive program updates and deadline reminders. Of course, you can always find us on social media.

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