Self-Designed Specialization - MS in Health Education and Promotion

Customize your studies by choosing three elective courses that complement your personal and professional goals. The Self-Designed specialization offers the flexibility and freedom to create a curriculum tailored to your interests and objectives. Choose from a diverse selection of concentration courses that explore topics such as emergency preparedness, health policy, and management and leadership.

Completion Requirements

  • 60 total quarter credits
    • Foundation courses (5 cr.)
    • Core courses (35 cr.)
    • Capstone (5 cr.) 
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.) Choose three from any of the specializations in the MS in Health Education and Promotion.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.



Specialization Courses

Select three courses from any of the MS in Health Education and Promotion specialization courses to design a program that will closely match your professional goals. HLTH 6207, Grant Writing, is also available.


Note on Certification

The MS in Health Education and Promotion has been designed to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and to prepare students to sit for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) exams. Walden enrollment advisors can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the CHES and MCHES exams, students should visit

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