Health Sciences, MS

Master of Science Degree in Health Sciences

University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Fully Online
  • 30
  • $315.00
  • $504.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Health Sciences, MS program is designed to serve students preparing for a professional program in health science.

Students of this program gain:

  • A strengthened science foundation through an intensive health sciences curriculum
  • Increased competitiveness in the professional school application process
  • An enhanced academic portfolio for professional school

Program Formatting: 

  • Coursework is offered in cohort student groups, beginning each summer
  • Program requirements may be completed in one year, allowing for students to be eligible to apply to their desired professional program.
  • Core courses in biology will provide the necessary foundation for professional school success. 
  • Elective coursework is comprised of a variety of academic disciplines based on the student’s professional and academic goals. 

Career Outlook:

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for healthcare occupation is expected to grow at a rate of 15%, much faster than the average for all occupations. The projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.

Career paths include:

  • Health Sciences Educator
  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Medical Device Sales
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.