M.S. Health Sciences

A master’s designed to meet your education and health career goals

Careers in health care are as diverse and individualized as those who are in them. You can tailor this 36-hour, non-thesis program to meet your individual needs and to help you achieve your health-care career goals in as little as two years.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Understand research methods used to advance health sciences.
  • Describe theories of health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Critically evaluate research in rehabilitation.
  • Access systematic reviews and meta-analysis databases.
  • Engage in substantive research in health and rehabilitation.
  • Be employed upon graduation, or accepted into post-graduate educational programs.

If you are interested in a particular niche, this program will nurture your growth and development within your specific focus. Whether its research, improving patient outcomes, reviewing health disparities, or other health-related concerns, you will benefit from our close-knit community, varied and renowned expert faculty, and attention to your success.

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Teaching and research assistantships

A limited number of teaching assistantships are available, and research assistantships are available depending on grant funding. Assistantships include a tuition waiver, health insurance, and stipend.

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Zachary Noel

Being a part of IU for so many years has helped me find myself as a person. After graduation in May 2024, I plan on earning my Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Zachary Noel, Research Assistant

13%projected health care occupation growth from 2021 to 2031

$124,152median annual Wage for health care practitioners in the U.S., 2023