Graduate Programs

Health Promotion students in a classroom during student presentations of teaching methods.

Health Promotion: M.S.


The field of health promotion seeks to improve the health of individuals and communities through education, behavior change and environmental improvement. The University of Delaware’s master’s of science in health promotion uses didactic and experiential, research and public service learning contexts to prepare students to positively impact this field. Students engage in a comprehensive curriculum that teaches them how to successfully design, implement, administer and evaluate health promotion interventions. They develop the knowledge and skills to use strategies such as cognitive and behavioral modification, health coaching, health communication, and environmental and cultural change in diverse settings. The 36-credit program is designed to meet the needs of both full-time graduate students and working professionals. Students can select from the clinical health coaching or health and disabilities concentrations or pursue the general health promotion degree. The program gives students the ability to choose electives within health promotion, which can include but are not limited to: aging, nutrition, social marketing, health communication, health psychology, health policy, community and worksite health, student health, or program evaluation.

Program Concentrations:

  • Health and Disability
  • Health Coaching


Application Deadlines


July 1: Final deadline to apply


November 1: Regular, space-available

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.