What kind of Master degree program can I get into with a degree in Health?

By | August 7, 2015

What can you do with a degree in Health? What are some Master programs that will accept someone with a bachelor degree in Health Science?

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  1. Chuckles

    Masters of Public Heath

    Masters of Health Administration

    The first thing to be aware of is that with many masters programs you do not need your bachelors to be in the same field. You can go into pretty well anything. However, many of the masters in technology related fields do have a lot of under grad prerequisites you do not have. If you are going into a radically different field for your masters you may have to take from 1 to as many as 12 undergrad prerequisites to proceed. Especially if you are going from the arts to the sciences.

    There are two Masters programs that appear to have few if any requirements for under grad prerequisites. These are the MBA and the Masters of Technology Management.

    The MBA can be quite useful but they are expensive and you often need to have several years of work experience to get into a program. There is rarely any sort of GA available to pay for one as the MBA programs are seen as a profit center for most schools, even public ones.

    I recommend you look into a Masters in Technology Management. These are available in several specializations. My daughter with an undergrad double major in Economics and Political Science got her MSc in this specializing in Transportation. She needed just one undergrad engineering course as a prerequisite.

    Go to your favorite search engine and search for “technology management masters degree”. You will find many schools offering these both online and in the classroom. Just make sure if you look at online ones that it is the online division of an accredited “bricks and mortar” school.

    While to get into a masters program requires that your undergrad GPA has to be 3.0 or higher, many schools will accept a 2.5 if you have several years of work experience. The Technology Management degree only required one undergrad prerequisite and she took this as part of the masters program.

    In my daughter’s case, she went for full time classroom instruction. It did cost us $10,000 for the first semester, she got a GA for the second and fourth semesters. These paid her tuition and gave her a stipend. In return she taught two sophomore level undergrad engineering classes and graded a ton of papers. For her third semester she got a fellowship that paid her $10,000.

    On graduation she was offered a job in the $70,000 range though she declined it as she was able to get a full ride PhD in civil engineering.

    There are opportunities for students with a masters that undergrads never find out about but you have to be proactive in finding them.

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