Due to the cancellations and/or postponements of the GMAT and GRE exams in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Graduate School is waiving the GMAT/GRE admission requirement for the Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 for some programs. This program will be waiving the GRE. To see the list of programs that are still requiring the GRE, please visit the Office of the Graduate School’s Test Score Requirements Notice.

Do You Want to Help Stamp Out Diseases?

The Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion offers a master's degree with an emphasis in Health Promotion through distance learning at the Center for Distance Education at Mississippi State University.

Health promotion is one of the fastest growing areas of employment in the United States.

The Master of Science in Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion with a concentration in Health Promotion is designed to develop practitioners with the skills and competencies to effectively assess, design, implement, evaluate health promotion programs in a variety of settings.

Possible Career Opportunities:

  • Center for Disease Control
  • World Health Organization
  • Public Health Prevention Services
  • Schools and Universities
  • Hospitals and other health care settings
  • Public policy advocacy and lobbying

“As the emphasis in healthcare increasingly shifts toward a more prevention-oriented focus, it is anticipated that job opportunities will become even more prevalent. Our graduates currently work in a number of health fields, including school, community, worksite, federal government, voluntary health agencies, military, hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation, and more." – Dr. Barry Hunt, MSU Professor of Health Promotion and Health Promotion Program Director

Become a Certified Health Education Specialist!

The core of the program is designed around coursework that helps students to develop the skills and competencies required of entry level health educators as delineated on the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credentialing.

See More