Master of Science in Community Health and Social Justice

Careers & Credentials


Health services and social assistance are in the top three employment sectors that will see the most growth in Washington State and nationwide over the next 10 years.

Program graduates are prepared to work in a variety of fields and settings in the public and private sectors regionally, nationally and globally. Examples include, but are not limited to community and global health agencies, legislative advocacy groups and associations, non-profits, education, national, state, and local government, corporations, hospitals, a variety of health care settings and consulting. 

Examples of career categories include: Community and Social Service, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Research, Medical and Health Services, Legislative Advocacy, Fitness and Wellness, Health and Community Education.

Examples of positions for health professionals graduates may pursue

Public Health Specialist

Director of Health Advocacy

Public Health Information Officer

Health and Wellness Specialist

Program Director

Health Educator

Director of Community Outreach and Engagement

Public Health Analyst

Policy Analyst

Director of College Health Promotion

Prevention Specialist

Disease Research and Investigation Specialist 
Executive Director Health and Human Services Representative  

Director of Emergency Preparedness

Director of Community Outreach 


As a graduate of the program, further your professional education with one or more of the following credentials recognized by numerous employers. These credentials conform to established national standards of practice and verify a health education specialist’s knowledge and skills are current for health education and promotion across employment settings. To get started, review the helpful info graphic illustrating the eligibilty requirements and differences between the three credentials located on the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) site. 

Understanding the CHES and the MCHES 

Learn why you'd want to become credentialed as CHES/MCHES specialist and what people enjoy about their work as a credentialed professional. 

Understanding the Public Health  Certification Exam

Learn what this exam is and why you would want to sit for it. 

Updated January 2023