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Earn a Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) From a 100% Online University

12 Month Path to Graduation

Work to develop the knowledge and skills utilized in the health sciences field with the online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) degree program at Trident. In our 100% online program, you will:

  • Study efficiency in discerning, implementing, and evaluating new developments and advances in health sciences.
  • Explore how to balance the needs of health practice within sociopolitical and economic environments.
  • Work to improve your ability to critically evaluate research findings.
  • Engage in online discussion, experiences, and relationships.
  • Collaborate with a qualified, respected, and diverse health sciences faculty.

Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) degree program promotes educational opportunities for education advancement and lifelong learning. Our online health sciences faculty have a passion for thinking about ways to make health sciences systems work better and improve outcomes for patients in different environments.

The goal of the program is to help students prepare with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue effective managerial and leadership career paths in various health fields. Students can learn to discern, implement, and evaluate new developments and advances in fields of health sciences. Individuals will study how to balance the needs of health practice within various sociopolitical and economic environments. The program is also designed to help students work to gain the ability to critically evaluate research findings in applicable fields of practice.

By immersing yourself in in-depth research projects, engaging with other students and faculty, and completing rigorous masters-level coursework, your studies can help you prepare to pursue a career path in health sciences.

See the Trident University Catalog for full descriptions of all online health sciences masters courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of their respective degree program option, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply theories, concepts, or models within the health sciences field.
  • Communicate proficiently within multidisciplinary health-related contexts to general and specialized audiences.
  • Assess and use quantitative and qualitative data to address problems in the field of health sciences.
  • Critically examine and integrate health-related literature into practice.
  • Evaluate data and information to reach a conclusion appropriate to health science practice.
  • Integrate diverse perspectives or cultural differences in an appropriate strategy, plan, or course of action within the health sciences field.
  • Apply ethical values and practices to health-related decision making and problem solving.

Courses at Trident are industry-relevant. As an MS in Health Sciences student, you will take a variety of classes, including Cultural Diversity in Health Sciences, Scholarly Writing in the Health Sciences, and Biostatistics.

You must complete 40 semester credits of core courses and electives. See the Trident University Catalog for full descriptions of all program course offerings.

The Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) degree program has the following concentration:

  • Public Health - This concentration is designed to help professionals prepare to pursue career paths in the public health field as well as advanced doctoral studies.

See the Trident University Catalog for full descriptions of all concentration course offerings.

Subject to additional college-or program-specific admissions requirements, the following standard admissions requirements apply:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Certificate-seeking students must provide official transcripts of all prior academic work, including military transcripts.
  • Master's degree and certificate students are required to provide official transcripts from the institution granting the most recently conferred bachelors or masters degree.
  • Academic entrance exams, such as GRE, MAT or GMAT, are not required for admission.
  • International students must provide proof of English proficiency (see Trident University Catalog for details).
The following standard transfer policies apply:
  • Transfer students are required to provide official transcripts of all prior academic work without exception.
  • Prior academic work will be articulated during the admission process.
  • All courses, whether applied to a program or general elective in transfer will be posted to the student's permanent record.
  • Transfer credits will not be included in the calculation of overall GPA.
  • Graduate coursework submitted for transfer must have been completed within the prior seven years unless the content is deemed outdated or no longer equivalent or relevant by Trident.
  • Trident may accept for transfer to the master's degree up to 30% of graduate level credits from other accredited colleges or universities. All transferred course credits must have a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Tuition cost for the master's program:

tuition type per credit per course per year*
Standard $567 $2,268 $10,206
Retired Military / Veteran / And Their Immediate Family Members** $425.25 $1,701 $7,654.5
Military & Immediate Family Members / Department of Defense Federal Civilian Employees** $325 $1,300 $5,850
Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve U.S Military Service Members** $250 $1,000 $4,500

*Assumes no transfer credit and that student in a 36 credit program enrolls in an average of 18 credits per year for 2 years.
**Tuition per credit represented with applicable military grant applied.

University Fees:

  • Books and Supplies: $0
  • Course Materials: $0
  • Diploma Copy: $30 (optional)
  • Food, Housing, and Transportation: N/A
  • Graduation Fee: $150
  • Official Transcript: $10
  • Other Expedited Shipping Fees: varies based on region
  • Payment Plan Set-up: $35-$55 (non-refundable)
  • Student ID Card: $10 (optional)
  • Technology Fee: $0
  • Other fees may apply and are subject to change without advance notice.

Seeking more information on the cost of attending Trident University International? Visit Trident's Financial Aid Resources page where you will find financial aid tools including Trident's Net Price Calculator and Shopping Sheet, a guide to assist in early financial planning for college.

Want to save time & money on your degree? Receive credit for eligible past experience and military service with Trident Fastrac.* Click here to learn more .

*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

Frequently Asked Questions

The online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) degree program is designed to help students prepare to pursue career paths as managers or researchers in the fields of environmental and occupational health and safety, global health security, health education, or public health.

Students in this program will gain knowledge and skills to apply research findings in advocating for and developing ethical, evidence-based health programs and policies to improve the health of individuals and communities and reduce health disparities.

The MSHS degree offers a No Concentration option or a Public Health concentration.

The MSHS requires 36 - 40 credits for degree completion.

You may be eligible for transfer credit with provided official transcripts.

*Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

You can begin your education at Trident now. Classes at Trident begin monthly. Completion of the applications and admissions processes will depend on how quickly you begin.

Speak to an Admissions Advisor over the phone (1-800-579-3197) or request information online.

Once you have completed the online request, you may hear from an advisor within 24 hours to discuss the next steps toward starting your degree program.

Trident offers flexible courses in a curriculum tailored to skills and training utilized in the field of education today. In addition, it was developed for working adults. Trident goes the extra mile to evaluate military training and traditional academic credit to maximize potential credit transfer. We also offer several non-traditional ways to earn academic credits that can accelerate your ability to meet graduation requirements. Degree candidates can pursue an education degree online, allowing the flexibility to study on their own schedules.

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