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Master of Health Science

Important notice

This year, at the request of potential students who have been impacted by COVID-19, we are taking the following actions:

  • We are accepting applications for our graduate program until June 30, and
  • Waiving the interview with the Program Director.
  • Coordinating our writing exam online for your convenience, and
  • Additionally, if for some reason, you are unable to apply for the program by June 30, but are still interested in joining our program please send us a message at mhsinfo@boisestate.edu and we will do our best to accommodate you if there are still any spots available in the program.

About the MHS Program

The Master of Health Science (MHS) program trains health professionals through educational programs, research, and community service opportunities so that they may make a substantive contribution to the health of individuals, communities, and the environment.  The program prepares its students for leadership positions in public health, other public and private health promoting agencies, and health care institutions. 

Emphasis Areas

Students in the MHS program will choose from one of three emphasis areas: Health Promotion, Health Policy and Health Services Leadership.

Health Promotion

Emphasis Area

Health Policy

Emphasis Area

Health Services Leadership

Emphasis Area

Research, Service, and Networking Opportunities

The Master of Health Science program works closely with the Center for Health Policy and the Center for the Study of Aging to give students access to community-based research and service opportunities. Students also support the coordination of health-oriented events where they can network with healthcare professionals from a wide variety of organizations.