How many credit hours are required for completion at USUHS?

The graduate programs in HPE at USUHS offer three programs to meet the unique needs of our students. They include, a foundations certificate in HPE, a master's degree in HPE, and a PhD in HPE.  

  • The foundations certificate in HPE is comprised of 12 credits.  
  • The MHPE program is comprised of 73 credits, of which 15 credits are dedicated to completion of a master's thesis project.
  • The PhD in HPE is comprised of 66 credits, of which 15 credits are dedicated to completion of a dissertation.

*Please note that USUHS graduate courses are based on quarter hours. One (1) traditional semester credit hour is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credit hours. Thus, 73 quarter credits is approximately equivalent 48 semester hours, which is comparable to other HPE programs.