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How many credit hours are required to earn the Master of Science in Health Education and Behavior?

The program requires 30 credit hours of coursework to complete.

What is the total cost of the program?

The cost per credit hour is $585.75 per credit hour (after applicable fees), making the total cost $17,572.50*.

*This price doesn't include books or materials.

Is financial aid available?

The University of Florida offers financial aid for graduate students, including employment and loan programs. Graduate students should begin by applying for aid, using FAFSA on the Web.

Degree-seeking students can apply for student loans and learn more about their grant, scholarship and loan options through our Student Financial Affairs site, and by clicking here.

Do courses need to be completed in a certain order?

No. Requirements can be completed in any sequence.

Who should enroll in this program?

The program is a perfect fit for anyone interested in pursuing a leadership position as a health education specialist working in local, state, and federal health agencies, voluntary health organizations, patient care settings, or private industry.

The 30-credit, Non-Thesis Option in the Master of Science in Health Education and Behavior degree program is designed for students seeking an advanced practitioner’s degree. A distinctive feature of this option allows students to choose a minimum of 15 credits of HSC elective coursework that matches their personal and professional interests, and allows them to plan a program that achieves their goals.

What are the additional fees included in tuition?

$35.75/credit hour of the $585.75/credit hour tuition cost goes towards the Capital Improvement Trust Fund ($6.76), the payment of a small Technology Fee ($6.56), and the Student Financial Aid fund ($22.43). Each helps UF maintain its academic offerings and support its students.

Are transfer credits accepted?

Master's students can request to transfer up to 9 credits of previous health education graduate coursework, or 12 credits from an approved combined degree program (no more than 7 years old) toward requirements for the M.S. degree. Only graduate lecture coursework with grades of B or higher may be considered for transfer (no supervised reading, independent study, supervised teaching, supervised research, internship, thesis credit, etc.).

How can I apply an online master's in health education and behavior to my current career?

The degree prepares health education specialists to work in local, state, and federal health agencies, voluntary health organizations, patient care settings, and private industry. The degree also can assist students seeking a competitive edge when applying to graduate and professional schools, particularly in the health professions.

Do students have access to the UF library?

Yes, Distance Education Students enjoy the same library privileges as on campus students. Visit:

Will my diploma and transcript say the University of Florida?

From day one, you are a University of Florida Gator. Your diploma and transcript will be indistinguishable from the diploma and transcript that students who complete all courses residentially receive.

How will online courses be different than other UF courses or courses offered on campus?

No difference in content or rigor exists between online non-thesis MS courses in the Department of Health Education and Behavior (HEB) and on-campus non-thesis MS courses offered in HEB. In many cases, courses will be exactly the same with a special online section designated for online MS students of the University of Florida.

Where can I find out about other distance and online programs at UF?

To find out about other distance and online programs and courses at UF, visit the following links: