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    For Spring 2014 Semester please contact the main office at 201-200- 3431
    Dr. Gail Gordon   
    Graduate Chairperson
    Email: ggordon@njcu.edu
    Phone: (201) 200-3406
    Fax: (201) 200-3284

    Located in the Professional Studies Building, Room 219

    Graduate Health Science

    The Master of Science in health science prepares graduates to confront complex health issues, promote health topics and limit disparities in health care, in a multicultural-urban city in the most diverse area of the country. Learners in the Community Health Education track work in health promotion and education within a community setting. The School Health Education track provides learners a broad perspective of the relationships between schools and communities in disease prevention and awareness education of global health issues. The Health Administration track prepares administrators in community settings with a background in fiscal and human resource management as well as concepts of public health.

    The requirements for admission to this degree track are:

    • A bachelor’s degree with a major in Health Sciences or its equivalent and a minimum CGPA of 2.75
      • Students not meeting this requirement may be required to take courses at the undergraduate level in Health Science
       
    • A minimum of six semester hours in the natural sciences and nine semester hours in the behavioral sciences must be completed at the undergraduate level.
      • Students not meeting this requirement may be required to take undergraduate courses in the natural and/or behavioral sciences. 
       
    • Meet all minimum requirements of the Graduate Studies Office. These requirements include: completed application; transcripts; recommendation letters; essay; resume; and GMAT, GRE, or MAT test results.  
    • An interview may be requested. 
    • Acceptance into the program is contingent upon the successful completion of six credits of graduate Health Sciences courses with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) or above.

    Additional requirements for international students include:  

    • Test of English as a Foreign Language test result (TOEFL), and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or World Education Services (WES) evaluation of international transcripts.
      Graduate courses from other institutions may be accepted with approval of the Graduate Health Sciences Department.

    There are two acceptance categories:  

    • Conditional; incomplete applications or applicants who have not taken the GMAT where required
    • Matriculated; all application requirements have been met. Please note: Financial Aid and Loans require matriculation status.

    Professional Development:
    Courses in the Community Health Education, School Health Education and Health Administration specializations are approved under the guidelines of a teacher’s Professional Improvement Plan (as this relates to the requirement that all New Jersey public school teachers achieve one hundred hours of professional development training). 

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