The Master of Health Science program at Boise State University prepares students to begin or advance their careers as health professionals. The program offers concentrations in four different emphasis tracks:
The Health Policy and Evaluation and Research emphasis tracks prepare graduates to assume positions with a broad array of public and private organizations engaged in health services and health policy research. Private consulting firms and research organizations, insurance companies, university-based research programs, managed care organizations, health foundations, and advocacy groups all rely on highly trained researchers and policy analysts to accomplish their missions.
The Health Promotion emphasis track prepares graduates for leadership positions in health education planning, management and evaluation. Employment opportunities include positions such as wellness directors, health educators, and health program coordinators. Hospitals, private clinics, academia, health clubs, health foundations, advocacy or community-based groups, and local and federal governmental agencies look for individuals who have been trained to use health promotion educational techniques.
The Health Services Leadership emphasis track educates future health leaders in developing strategies that improve access to health and preventive services. Skills learned will enable the student to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of health care for medical and mental illness, and improve the financing, organization and delivery of preventative health services. A wide variety of career opportunities, such as clinics, hospitals, and health insurance companies await graduates from this emphasis track.