A Week in the Life of a Health Sciences Student

Flexibility of the Program
This fully online program is designed to meet the needs of both clinicians and non-clinicians in the areas of health professions education and community health education. While most students complete their degrees within 1 to 2 years, you may take up to 5 years to complete the MSHS degree. In addition, you may transfer a maximum of 6 graduate semester units from another institution.

Most MSHS courses are 3 credit hours, representing 36 hours per semester. For every hour you spend in a lecture, you will probably average an additional 2 to 3 hours of studying.

Part-time student

Typically, part-time MSHS students are working professionals who take 3 to 6 units per semester.

Using the rubric above, the total time commitment for part-time students is about 8 to 10 hours per week.

Full-time student

Full-time MSHS students take 9 to 12 units per semester.

Using the rubric above, the total time commitment for full-time students is about 20 to 28 hours per week.