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Health Sciences Education

Certificate Program
Offered By: College of Nursing and Health Professions
Graduate School
Application Deadline: Applications are accepted continuously throughout the year.


The goal of this certificate is to provide the foundation framework for those seeking didactic or clinical education roles.  Students will be exposed to a variety of educational theories and methodologies.

  • Admission Process


    Students may be admitted unconditionally, conditionally or as a non-degree-seeking student.

    Unconditional Admission Status:

    The student must:

    Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

    Have a GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate or 2.75 overall.

    Be currently employed in healthcare.

    Conditional Admission Status:

    An applicant who fails to meet the GPA requirements for Unconditional Admission Status or whose background degree is from a college or university lacking appropriate accreditation, may be granted Conditional Admission Status after following the steps detailed in the ASU Graduate Bulleting.

    A student will not be considered for admission to a graduate program until such time as the student completes 12 graduate semester hours, has a minimum 3.00 GPA on those 12 hours, has no more than one course in the 12 hours with a grade of "C", and meets unconditional or program admission requirements.

    Admission as a Graduate Non-degree Student:

    This option is for those seeking personal development, or those fulfilling professional renewal requirements and are seeking a Graduate Certificate in one or more of the Program's specialty areas of study.

    Graduate School Admission Information

    You may apply online here.  The following must be submitted to ASU Graduate Admissions at:

    ASU Graduate Admissions
    PO Box 1570
    State University, AR 72467

    An official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work (personal copies will not be accepted)

    A designated, non-refundable application fee of $30

    A written documentation of measles and rubella immunization

    US citizens must be registered or exempt with he selective service and an Affirmation Form is required.

    You may contact the ASU Graduate School Admission at (870) 972-2031.  Students must meet all graduate school requirements.

  • Additional Information


    The Master of Science in Health Sciences degree consists of a minimum core of 21 semester hours beyond the Bachelor's degree and a 21 semester hour graduate certificate option (Health Sciences Education or Aging Studies or Health Care Management - see program descriptions below).


    Core (15 credits):

    ECLI 6533, Theories of Instruction 
    HP 6053, The Professorate
    HP 6053, Measurements and Evaluation in Health Science
    ELFN 6763, Philosophies of Education
    NURS 6623  Curriculum Development and Health Professions 

    Electives (6 credits):

    HP 5103, Patient Education:  Teaching and Learning in Health Professions
    HP 5113, Leadership in the Health Professions
    HP 6022, clinical Education Methods
    HP 6201-3, Independent Study 

  • Accreditations

    This program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.