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Health Sciences

Online Degree
Completion Program

Health Sciences Online Degree Completion Program

UVM’s online Health Sciences degree completion program is designed for undergraduates and working adults who have completed at least one year of college or an associate degree but who have not previously completed a baccalaureate degree. This unique program prepares students for non-clinical careers in a variety of healthcare fields through a core curriculum that integrates social, behavioral and analytical areas of health science. Students can choose a concentration in public or interdisciplinary health and tailor the program to their interests and goals. The program emphasizes field experience through formal internships, research, and local or global service.

Depending on the electives or minor chosen, students may pursue health-related interests in a variety of fields. Jobs available to Health Sciences graduates include health care administration, analysis, and program planning; patient and family advocacy; health science writing; community health work; and work for non-governmental organizations such as the American Red Cross.  Graduates are also competitively positioned for advanced study in public health, health sciences, journalism or the health professions.

Jobs available to health sciences graduates include:

  • Health care analyst/program planner/administrator
  • Patient/family advocate
  • Health promotion educator
  • Medical/public health writer


Career Spotlight

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is a 42-credit online graduate program that helps you explore public health and policy issues while gaining a strong foundation in population health sciences. Our program leads to a Generalist MPH degree focused on excellence in Environmental Public Health; Quantitative Public Health Sciences; and Health Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy.

You can complete the program in two years (full-time) or up to five years (part-time). Whether you want to learn more about public health issues or seek a career in health care, research, or public health, our program can help further your goals by teaching you to: