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Dual BS in Health Sciences (Public Health) and MS in Health Sciences

BS in Health Sciences (Public Health)/ MS in Health Sciences Dual Degree

Public health expertise is in high demand. That's why Excelsior College recently added the online Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Public Health emphasis) and Master of Science in Health Sciences dual degree program. With a bachelor's degree focused on public health, and a master's degree in health sciences, you will be well-equipped to enter the competitive public health job market.

A national leader in health care education since the 1970s, Excelsior offers a high degree of flexibility that allows working adults to balance school with their work and family commitments.

Take 8-week online public health classes that let you compete your course work where and when it fits into your life.

  • Earn academic credit for health care licenses and professional certificates, to reduce the number of Excelsior courses you need to complete your health sciences degrees. Find out if your license qualifies—you may be awarded with up to 32 credits for it.
  • Receive outstanding academic support from our award-winning team of advisors.
  • Save money with Excelsior's affordable tuition, with no enrollment fee.

Build Your Public Health Career with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Health Sciences

In developing its public health classes, Excelsior works closely with public health experts to ensure that all academic materials are relevant and up to date with best practices. You'll work with top-notch faculty who teach in public health degree programs around the country, gaining practical skills that translate directly to the workplace.

By choosing the public health emphasis for the undergraduate portion of your dual degree program, you'll be ready to put your skills to work in public health positions situated in:

  • Hospitals
  • Community clinics
  • State, county, and local health agencies
  • Nonprofits

When you enter the graduate level of your health sciences dual degree program, you'll be given the choice to earn your master's degree without a specialization or to specialize in health professions education, public health, or healthcare informatics.

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BS / MS in Health Sciences Credit Requirements

147 credits. Undergraduate: 60 in arts and sciences, 51 professional components. Bridge: 9 credits. Graduate: 27 credits.

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Program Outcomes

By completion of the BS in Health Sciences (End of Life Care) program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate leadership skills within organizations and evolving health care systems.
  • Identify and evaluate evidence to guide decision making.
  • Use a systematic approach and higher order thinking in responding to health care issues and societal needs.
  • Integrate knowledge of culture and an appreciation for diversity in planning and evaluating health care.
  • Implement evolving technologies in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health care.
  • Incorporate multiple strategies of communication to establish collaborative relationships with clients, members of the multidisciplinary team, and other stakeholders.
  • Analyze legal, ethical, and policy issues within health care delivery systems.
  • Implement specialized knowledge and skills in the management and delivery of health care services.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning in pursuit of excellence in the practice of a health care profession.

Upon successful completion of the MS in Health Sciences program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in using multiple strategies of communication to convey complex thoughts and ideas.
  • Use research findings to explain and direct the resolution of practice related issues and challenges.
  • Apply leadership skills in managing people and programs.
  • Analyze issues and challenges, including new and emerging trends
  • Use knowledge of health care policy and delivery systems to guide professional practice.
  • Implement specialized knowledge and skills in an advanced practice role.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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