2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Health Education

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

These schools represent the least expensive options for obtaining an online master's degree in health education. In first place, Framingham State University is the most affordable school, with a tuition rate of $4,420 per year. University of the Cumberlands, ranked #2, has an annual tuition rate of $4,725 for their Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader: Health & Physical Education. Classes for this program include Coaching and Fitness Leadership, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Foundations of Physical Activity in Health Promotion, Health and Fitness Psychology, and Health Promotion through Physical Activity.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Framingham State University $4,420
# 2 #2 University of the Cumberlands $4,725
# 3 #3 Valdosta State University $4,981
# 4 #4 Northwest Missouri State University $5,525
# 5 #5 New Mexico State University $5,593
# 6 #6 Columbia Southern University $5,670
# 7 #7 University of Alabama $6,300
# 8 #8 Emporia State University $6,393
# 9 #9 Minnesota State University at Mankato $6,411
# 10 #10 Pittsburg State University $7,020
# 11 #11 University of Florida $8,250
# 12 #12 East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania $8,955
# 13 #13 Touro University Worldwide $9,000
# 14 #14 University of North Dakota $9,015
# 15 #15 University of Arizona $9,750
# 16 #16 Saint Francis University $10,125
# 17 #17 SUNY College at Brockport $10,170
# 18 #18 Morehead State University $10,260
# 19 #19 University of Missouri $10,432
# 20 #20 University of Memphis $10,455
# 21 #21 University of Alabama at Birmingham $10,680
# 22 #22 Old Dominion University $13,090
# 23 #23 University of South Carolina-Columbia $13,736
#1
#1

Framingham State University

Framingham (MA)
Annual Tuition: $4,420
Annual Tuition: $4,420
Annual Tuition: $4,420
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 56%
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 136
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 534
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (508) 620-1220

Example Classes: Contemporary Nutrition Issues for Educators, Learning and Human Development, Nutrition Education Programs and Curricula I: Design, Public Health Nutrition, Research Methods in Nutrition, Technology in Nutrition Education

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Nutrition Education
  • Master of Education in Nutrition Education - Nutrition Education Specialist
  • Master of Education in Nutrition Education - School Nutrition Specialist
#2
#2

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg (KY)
Annual Tuition: $4,725
Annual Tuition: $4,725
Annual Tuition: $4,725
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 33%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 995 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,072
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,401
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (606) 549-2200

Example Classes: Coaching and Fitness Leadership, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Foundations of Physical Activity in Health Promotion, Health and Fitness Psychology, Health Promotion through Physical Activity

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Leader: Health & Physical Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - All Grades (P-12) Art, Health, Music, Physical Education
  • Master of Science in Health and Human Performance - Health and Fitness Promotion
#3
#3
Annual Tuition: $4,981
Annual Tuition: $4,981
Annual Tuition: $4,981
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,131
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,871
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (229) 333-5800

Example Classes: Assessment and Applications in Physical Education, Curriculum Development in Physical Education, Human Kinetics, Interdisciplinary Physical Education, Physical Education for Exceptional Learners, Physical Education Pedagogy

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching in Education with a Concentration in Health and Physical Education
  • Master of Education in Health and Physical Education
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $5,525
Annual Tuition: $5,525
Annual Tuition: $5,525
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 49%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 976 -1193
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 193
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 743
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (660) 562-1212

Example Classes: Grantsmanship, Improving Instruction through Systematic Observation, Issues in Education, Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis, Sports and Exercise Nutrition, Strategies and Interventions for Health Behavior Change

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.S.Ed.: Health & Physical Education
#5
#5

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces (NM)
Annual Tuition: $5,593
Annual Tuition: $5,593
Annual Tuition: $5,593
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1160
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 951
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 651
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (575) 646-0111

Example Classes: Community Organization in Public Health, Environmental Public Health Issues, Evaluative Approaches in Public Health, Health Program Planning, Research and Resources in Community Health, Techniques of Health Communication/Education

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Public Health: Health Behavior and Health Promotion
#6
#6

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach (AL)
Annual Tuition: $5,670
Annual Tuition: $5,670
Annual Tuition: $5,670
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 27%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 15,245
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 5,859
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Phone #: (251) 981-3771 x1278

Example Classes: Applied Biostatistics, Concepts of Environmental Health, Concepts of Epidemiology, Foundations and Methods in Community Health, Health Program Planning, Implementation, and Assessment, Issues and Trends in Community Health

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Public Health-Community Health Education
#7
#7

University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa (AL)
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 80%
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,198
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,588
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (205) 348-6010

Example Classes: Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Health Behavior, Organization and Implementation of Health Education and Health Promotion Programs, Sexuality Education: Theory and Practice, Women and Health Promotion

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Health Studies - Health Promotion
#8
#8
Annual Tuition: $6,393
Annual Tuition: $6,393
Annual Tuition: $6,393
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 900 -1178
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 180
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,815
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (620) 341-1200

Example Classes: Advanced Critical Issues in Health, Curriculum Development in Health Education, Exercise Metabolism, Legal Issues in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Teaching Health and Physical Education Online, Wellness Concepts and Prevention Strategies

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Non-Thesis)
  • Master of Science in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Thesis)
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $6,411
Annual Tuition: $6,411
Annual Tuition: $6,411
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 654
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 606
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (507) 389-1866

Example Classes: Behavior Change Foundations and Strategies, Disease and Prevention in Public Health, Emotional Health and Stress, Exercise is Medicine, Nutrition is Medicine, Principles of Wellness Coaching

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Wellness Coaching and Disease Prevention
#10
#10
Annual Tuition: $7,020
Annual Tuition: $7,020
Annual Tuition: $7,020
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 126
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 616
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (620) 231-7000

Example Classes: Characteristics of Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Characteristics of Young Children with Disabilities, Curriculum Development, Individuals with Exceptionalities, Strategic Development, Teaching Strategies

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Education - School Health (Coursework)
  • MS in Education - School Health (Thesis)
  • MSN - Education
#11
#11

University of Florida

Gainesville (FL)
Annual Tuition: $8,250
Annual Tuition: $8,250
Annual Tuition: $8,250
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 90%
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Average SATs: 1280 -1440
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,181
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,585
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (352) 392-3261

Example Classes: Community Injury Prevention and Control, Health Communications, Health Promotion Programs for Priority Populations, Human Sexuality Education, Theories of Health Behavior & Practice, Writing for Professional Publications

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Health Education and Behavior
#12
#12
Annual Tuition: $8,955
Annual Tuition: $8,955
Annual Tuition: $8,955
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 910 -1120
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 17
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 169
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (570) 422-3117

Example Classes: Advocacy and Leadership in Health Education, Determinants of Disease, Health Education Evaluation, Media Literacy and Analysis, Public Health Measurements Statistics, Scientific Foundations of Health Education

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Health Education
#13
#13

Touro University Worldwide

Los Angeles (CA)
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
Annual Tuition: $9,000
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 438
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,163
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Phone #: (818) 575-6800

Example Classes: Aging and Health Education, Health Education Program Administration, Health Issues during Emergency and Disaster Situations, Legal and Ethical Issues in Public Health, Mental Health and Society, Occupational Health and Safety

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS - Health Sciences: Health Education
#14
#14

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks (ND)
Annual Tuition: $9,015
Annual Tuition: $9,015
Annual Tuition: $9,015
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 55%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,867
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,664
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 225-5863

Example Classes: Advanced Topics in Lifecycle Nutrition, Nutrigenomics, Nutrition Counseling, Nutrition in Disease Prevention and Wellness, Nutritional Health Advocacy and Policy, Obesity and Eating Disorders

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Nutrition - Nutrition Education and Counseling
#15
#15

University of Arizona

Tucson (AZ)
Annual Tuition: $9,750
Annual Tuition: $9,750
Annual Tuition: $9,750
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 64%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1070 -1310
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,903
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,339
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (520) 621-2211

Example Classes: Contemporary Health Issues & Research, Environmental and Occupational Health, Multi Cultural Health Beliefs, Public Health Communication, Public Health Research & Evaluation, Sociocultural & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Public Health - Health Promotion
#16
#16
Annual Tuition: $10,125
Annual Tuition: $10,125
Annual Tuition: $10,125
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 69%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1040 -1250
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 234
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 224
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (814) 472-3000

Example Classes: Curriculum Development for Health Programs, Designing Instruction for Health Programs, Diversity in Healthcare, Ethical Issues in Practice, Health Professionals as Educators, Strategies in Health Policy

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Health Science in Health Education
#17
#17

SUNY College at Brockport

Brockport (NY)
Annual Tuition: $10,170
Annual Tuition: $10,170
Annual Tuition: $10,170
  • Online Degrees: 3
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 90%
  • Graduation Rate: 65%
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1180
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 298
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 267
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (585) 395-2361

Example Classes: Assessment and Evaluation in Health Education, Communication in Health Education, Environmental Health, Epidemiological Methods, Health Behavior Theory, Healthcare in America

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Alternate Health Ed/Certified Teachers
  • Master of Science in Education: Community Health Education
  • Master of Science in Education: School Health Education (Pre K-12)
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $10,260
Annual Tuition: $10,260
Annual Tuition: $10,260
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 842
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 647
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (606) 783-2000

Example Classes: Applied Exercise Physiology, Epidemiology, Interpretation of Data, Managing Wellness Programs, Research Methods in Health and Wellness

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Wellness Promotion (One-Year)
  • Master of Arts in Wellness Promotion (Two-Year)
#19
#19

University of Missouri

Columbia (MO)
Annual Tuition: $10,432
Annual Tuition: $10,432
Annual Tuition: $10,432
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 85%
  • Graduation Rate: 69%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Average SATs: 1090 -1290
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 679
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,236
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (573) 882-2121

Example Classes: Epidemiology, Health program design and management, Perspectives in global health, Principles of public health, Public health research methods

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Public Health in Health Promotion & Policy
#20
#20

University of Memphis

Memphis (TN)
Annual Tuition: $10,455
Annual Tuition: $10,455
Annual Tuition: $10,455
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Average SATs: 970 -1210
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,871
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,196
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (901) 678-2000

Example Classes: Event Planning for Health Promotion Programs, Health and Lifestyle Counseling, Health Intervention Theories & Application, Leading and Managing Health Promotion Programs, Lifestyle Wellness & Disease Prevention

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Health Studies - Health Promotion
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $10,680
Annual Tuition: $10,680
Annual Tuition: $10,680
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 58%
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,442
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,161
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (205) 934-4011

Example Classes: Administration of Health Education/Promotion Programs, Advanced Issues of Disease Prevention in Health Education/Promotion, Health Behavior and Health Education, Intervention Strategies for Health Education/Promotion, Introduction to Educational Research Design, Statistical Methods and Research in Education

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A.Ed. in Community Health
#22
#22
Annual Tuition: $13,090
Annual Tuition: $13,090
Annual Tuition: $13,090
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 93%
  • Graduation Rate: 50%
  • Acceptance Rate: 86%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 3,736
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,275
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (757) 683-3000

Example Classes: Cultural Issues in Health Promotion and Education, Health Disparities and Social Justice, Policy & Politics in Public Health, Principles of Environmental Health Science, Social Marketing for Health Populations, Statistical Reasoning for Public Health

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Public Health - Health Behavior & Health Promotion
#23
#23
Annual Tuition: $13,736
Annual Tuition: $13,736
Annual Tuition: $13,736
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 77%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1190 -1360
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 140
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,469
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (803) 777-7000

Example Classes: Community Health Development, Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs, Health Promotion Research Methods, Public Health Systems, Policy, and Leadership, Qualitative Methods for Public Health Practice, Transforming Health Care for the Future

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Public Health in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior - Professional