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Master's Programs

General Description

The Masters of Science in Education (MSEd) programs in the Department of HHPR prepare students for careers exercise physiologists, sport management specialists, physical education specialists, and coaches. A six-hour core curriculum is required for each MSEd major. Students then specialize in one of four areas (see below).

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program in the Department of HHPR prepares students for careers in public and community health education. Course requirements in this major include core courses in public health and requirements specific to the specialization of community health education.

Opportunities for practicum, internship, and independent study experiences exist for all degree and specialization areas. Each student must successfully complete core and specialty course requirements, pass an oral or written comprehensive examination, and successfully complete a culminating experience which may consist of a thesis, internship, practicum, or research manuscript as outlined by the specific emphasis area. Additional requirements vary with the area of specialization (click below for more information):


Exercise Physiology
Community Health Education (MPH Degree)
Sport Management
Sport Pedagogy

Application Information

HHPR Masters Degree Application Process
Step 1. Go to Graduate School Application page.
Step 2. Click on "Begin the Steps for Graduate Application” and complete the application for the Graduate School. (Note: Only MSEd degrees are listed under the HHPR department on the application website. To apply to the MPH degree program, look for "Public Health" intead.) Submit the online copy to the Graduate School. Mail in your resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and official transcripts to the Graduate School. Please ensure that 2/3 letters of reference are from individuals associated with an academic institution.
Step 3. If you want to seek an assistantship to help support the costs of your graduate education in the Exercise Physiology, Sport Management or Sport Pedagogy progams at Baylor, complete the HHPR Masters Degree Graduate Assistantship Application and send to Dr. Jeffrey Petersen, HHPR Graduate Program Director.

Students interested in MPH Program Graduate Assistantships should complete the MPH GA/GTA Application.

Deadlines for Completed MSEd Applications:

-Fall Enrollment - March 1
-Spring Enrollment - October 1
-Summer Enrollment - January 15

Deadline for Completed MPH Applications:

-Fall Entry Only: February 1
No spring entry. Ask MPH director about limited summer entry options.

For more information contact:

Dr. Glenn Miller
Graduate Program Coordinator for Admissions
(254) 710-4001

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Dr. Jeffrey Petersen
Graduate Program Director
(254) 710-4007

Baylor University
Department of HHPR
One Bear Place #97313
Waco, TX 76798-7313

Additional information about degree requirements can also be found at the links for each graduate program.