Master of Integrated Health Studies

Program Overview

The online Master of Integrated Health Studies (MIHS) degree is an innovative stackable certificate graduate program that prepares post-baccalaureate students to fulfill diverse roles in a variety of healthcare settings.

The healthcare system in the U.S. is complex and requires that healthcare professionals have a unique knowledge base in order to improve healthcare delivery and health outcomes. The unique aspect of this program is that students customize their degree by successfully completing at least two areas of concentration, which are approved certificates at Ohio University, as well as core courses, instead of a prescribed pathway.

All of these courses and certificates are offered online which provides the opportunity for this degree to be available to working professionals in need of a flexible curriculum. However, the degree may also be appealing for traditional students who have identified specific areas of interest.

Core foundational knowledge is included in courses on the following topics as related to healthcare: ethics, interprofessional health promotion, and evidence-based practice or critical thinking and reasoning, and an elective in healthcare advocacy or vulnerable populations. Certificate offerings include clinical informatics, healthcare leadership, global health, healthcare policy, and veterans’ health. Finally, the capstone course requires a culminating impact project that is reflective of the innovative nature of this degree.

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Admission Requirements

  • Strong record of undergraduate performance, typically demonstrated by a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • At least two professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resumé (optional)
  • No GRE or GMAT score required

For students who may have previously completed one of the certificates and would like to enroll in this degree program, we will accept a completed certificate as part of their selection of certificates for the degree, as long as it has been completed within the six years of their application of the degree.

Please visit the Graduate College for more information on minimums set by the Graduate College. You can also view the program of study in the graduate catalogue. 

English Proficiency

Non-native speakers of English must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores for either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Photocopies and/or faxes of English proficiency scores are not accepted.

International Students

This program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 cannot be issued based on admission to this program.

Application Process

Applications for Fall 2023 have closed.  Applications for Fall 2024 will open later this year.  If you are interested in applying to the Master's program but missed the Fall 2023 deadline and would like to get started on a certificate program, please reach out and we can discuss a plan moving forward.

All applications and application materials must be submitted through the Graduate College.

Graduation Requirements

Complete all required coursework and have a minimum of 33 credit hours with a “C” or better.

Applicants will complete a set of core courses and choose any two of the following certificates:

Program Contact

Tobe Gillogly, Department Chair

Stephanie Johnson, Administrative Specialist