Combined BS/MS Degree Program
This program allows qualified students to earn a Bachelor’s degree from any degree program at UF and a Master’s of Science degree from the Department of Health Education and Behavior with 12 credit hours of graduate coursework counting toward both degrees. This allows the Master’s degree to be attained within one year (two semesters, 18 credits). The M.S. degree in Health Education & Behavior is designed for students seeking an advanced practitioner’s degree. Additionally, this degree prepares health education specialists to work in local, state, and federal health agencies, voluntary health organizations, patient care settings, and private industry.
BS/MS Information Session Presentation
Interested students should meet with the HEB academic adviser before the start of their junior year to determine eligibility. Click Here to see walk-in availability or to schedule an appointment.
Undergraduate Admission Criteria
- Submit BS/MS application before the start of the junior year (complete with the academic advisor), or no later than during the first semester of junior year
- Maintain 3.2 UF GPA
- Complete 4 graduate-level HEB department approved BS/MS courses (with grades of B or better) during junior and senior years of undergraduate program (students choose from pre-approved list –see below)
- Contact Ms. Jenny Neelands for more information about the BS/MS program
Graduate Admission Criteria
- Apply to the HEB Master of Science program during the final semester of the senior (undergraduate) year
- Submit all application materials to the graduate program advisor during the final semester of the senior year
- Follow the Master's application requirements
- Contact Ms. Jenny Neelands for more information about the MS program
HEB Combined Degree Program Course List
(BS/MS students choose 4 courses from the below list to register for and complete during the junior and senior years of undergraduate program)
- HSC 4133/5138 Human Sexuality Education
- HSC 4134/5135 Emotional Health & Counseling
- HSC 4143/5142 Drug Education
- HSC 4174/5925 Determinants of Obesity
- HSC 42232c/5618 Exercise Therapy, Physical Activity & Health
- HSC 4233/6235 Patient Health Education
- HSC 4574/5576 Nutrition Education for Special Populations
- HSC 4579/6575 Women’s Health Issues
- HSC 4593/6595 HIV/AIDS Education
- HSC 4623/6629 Minority Health Issues
- HSC 4663/6646 Methods of Injury Prevention & Control
- HSC 4664/6665 Health Communication for Consumers
- HSC 4694/6695 Work-site Health Promotion
- HSC 4950/6935 Special Topics in Health Education
HEB BS/MS Program Important Facts
- Students are not penalized for withdrawing from the program.
- Students must apply to the MS program (admission to the MS program after graduation is not automatic).
- Graduate-level tuition is more expensive than undergraduate rates (visit the Bursar’s Office for more information).
- Graduation from your undergraduate program is separate from the MS program.
- The BS/MS program expedites the MS degree program and may save students the cost of four undergraduate courses.