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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Promotion Management, M.S.H.P.M.

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The Master of Science in Health Promotion Management (M.S.H.P.M.) degree is offered jointly by the Simmons School of Education and Human Development and the Cox School of Business. The M.S.H.P.M. program will provide a highly focused theoretical and pragmatic education in understanding the health management industry as well as provide students with a biological, behavioral, social, and epidemiological understanding of total population health along with the business and technological acumen required of these professionals.

The program is led by Simmons School professionals with extensive research and teaching experience in applied physiology and health management and leverages the reputation and prestige of the Cox School of Business and the outstanding and bourgeoning health management marketplace opportunities. The two-year, 37 credit hour program is comprised of 27 credit hours of coursework in the Simmons School plus 10 credit hours of coursework in the Cox School.

Students are admitted to the program during the fall term only. The admissions process is highly selective and follows the admissions standards of the Cox M.B.A. program. Candidates apply to the Simmons School; application submissions include cover letter, résumé, essays, official Graduate Records Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) test scores, transcripts and a minimum of two references. Complete details and link to the application are available here. Questions should be addressed to the Applied Physiology and Health Management Office: telephone 214-768-2776; email apsm@smu.edu


M.S.H.P.M. Class 2023: Entry Fall 2021, Graduate Spring 2023

Total Credit Hours: 38

Module B (Cox School)

Term Total: 10 Credit Hours

Term Total: 9 Credit Hours

Term Total: 9 Credit Hours

Note: Classes designated ACCT, FINA, and MNO are taught in the Cox School of Business. Classes designated HPM are taught in the Simmons School of Education and Human Development.

Credit Hours for M.S.H.P.M Program

  • 10 credit hours of required Cox courses
  • 28 credit hours of required Simmons courses
  • 38 credit hours total for M.S.P.H.M. degree

Credit Hours Summary by School

Year Simmons Education / Human Development Cox Business
1 12 8
2 16 2
Total 28 10


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