School of Health Sciences

MSHS Vision Statement

The CSU MSHS Program vision is to strive to become the Northeast Ohio center for leadership and innovation in health professional education, research and practice.

Program Philosophy

The Master of Science in Health Sciences is a post-professional health care degree. The curriculum emphasizes independent thinking, self-directed learning and the use of evidence to support practice. Recognizing that common program objectives can be achieved in a variety of ways and in variable time frames, the curriculum is designed to allow students the flexibility to plan a course of study that best suits their professional and educational needs, through full-time, part-time or on-line studies.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate self-directed learning skills in order to continue independent and life-long learning.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to assume diverse roles in today's rapidly changing health care, social and community service environments.
  3. Identify and analyze cultural influences on practice and emerging health care practice issues.
  4. Utilize outcome measures and evidence-based research to evaluate the effectiveness of health, social or community systems.
  5. Utilize information technology to improve health, social or community systems.