Health Sciences & Social Work

Health Sciences -

Options in Public Health or School Health 

The Department of Health Sciences at Western Illinois University offers a specialized program of study leading to the Master of Science degree in Health Sciences on both the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses. Candidates may choose an option in Public Health or School Health . Graduates of the program typically are hired as practitioners in and directors of health education and health promotion programs in community or public health agencies, hospitals, business and industry, health related governmental departments, and private organizations; as health education teachers in local school districts; as supervisors of health education at the local and state levels; and as college and university health educators.

Please review the Graduate Catalog for our program requirements.

Peace Corps Fellows Program

Several of our graduate students are participants in the Peace Corps Fellows Program in Community Development , where returned Peace Corps Volunteers serve an 11-month internship in a rural community providing hands-on assistance and leadership on local projects.  

Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program

Information available at:

Forms and Guidelines

The following forms require Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking on the following link,


For more information about the graduate program in health sciences, email the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Lorette Oden at

Graduate Internships

Graduate students who are required to complete an internship should click here and/or contact Dr. Lorette Oden, Internship Coordinator, at