John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences

Masters of Science In Health Psychology

The Master of Science in Health Psychology degree program prepares students to address the need to promote the interrelationships between physical and mental health. This program prepares students for jobs and doctoral programs that emphasize mental and physical illness prevention, health promotion and strategies to identify and address health disparities.

  • It is an excellent precursor for those students who would like to pursue a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in health psychology or clinical psychology.
  • Some coursework is offered on campus, while other courses are provided online.
  • Classes are currently taught in-person during the day and evening, with plans to add online and hybrid classes next year.
  • A Statement of Interest (Used to assess interest and writing skills).


M.S. in Health Psychology Curriculum Guide




Program Highlights

Graduates will be prepared for a doctoral program in health, clinical and other subspecialties and for a variety of employment opportunities:

  • Behavioral health case manager
  • Survey specialist
  • Research associate
  • Neuropsychological associates
  • Psychometrists
  • Behavioral health evaluators
  • Community health worker
  • Research consultants
  • Behavioral health science writers



Application deadline date: FALL - July 1
For additional information contact:
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Phyllis Ford-Booker
Phone: (336) 285-2269
Main Office: (336) 285-2267



Program Courses

  • Foundations of Health Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Ethics and Equity in Health Psychology
  • Multicultural Frameworks in Preventive
  • Psychology of Health Intervention
  • Applied Neuropsychology and
  • Applied Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Health
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Health Promotion and Wellness across
  • Data Analytics for Behavioral Sciences
  • Community Health
  • Health and Aging
  • Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences
  • Qualitative Research Methods for
  • Special Topics in Health Psychology
  • Practicum
Application ($65 fee)
A Bachelor’s degree in psychology
Or a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with 12 credit hours
of psychology courses at the undergraduate or graduate level,
including at least one introductory statistics course and one
research methods course
3.0 GPA in the Bachelor's degree program
Three recommendations
Personal Statement of Interest
English language proficiency for non-native speakers (e.g., TOEFL,
(GRE Not Required)