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Health Education

Effective Fall 2019, the M.Ed. in Health Education will be reclassified into a new M.S. in Public Health Education and Promotion program. Applicants seeking admission to the Health Education program for Fall 2019 entry and beyond are encouraged to review the program's details found for the Public Health Education and Promotion program.

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Ronald Williams
Jowers, Room A145

Department of Health and Human Performance
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Texas State, an emerging research and Hispanic-serving institution, offers a health education program that provides opportunities in the classroom for personal interactions with faculty and collaboration with fellow students in small classes as well as outside the university with abundant career options in the fast-growth corridor of Central Texas and study abroad programs.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.Ed. 36 Non-Thesis Minor required
M.Ed. 36 Thesis Minor required

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 1 February 1
Fall - Standard June 15 June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II June 1 No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline, which means applications received after the posted deadline may be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, with no guarantees for admission consideration.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a rolling basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review important information about the ApplyTexas application.

Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international credential fee (if applicable)

  Review important information about application fee(s).

Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each four-year institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • background course work: 18 hours in health education

  Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted. 

GRE Scores

  • GRE not required


  • statement of purpose (500 words, double-spaced, computer-generated) addressing the following:
    • why health education is an interest area for you
    • how you will use a graduate degree in health education to reach your career goals
  • two letters of recommendation

  Review important information about documents, including the submission instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU). You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review important information about official test scores.