Diabetes Education and Management MS

Master of Science (M.S.) in Diabetes Education and Management


The program of study leading to the degree of Master of Science (M.S.) in Diabetes Education and Management is designed for clinically prepared individuals who wish to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the increased demand for comprehensive, evidence-based, safe, and effective diabetes care.

Graduates in the M.S. degree program are continuing on for further advanced degrees; taking leadership roles in diabetes and chronic disease management programs; developing diabetes education programs; and becoming Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) and Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Managers (BS-ADM).

Admissions Details & Program Guide

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Admissions Information

Master of Science

  • Points/Credits: 36
  • Entry Terms: Spring/Summer/Fall

Application Deadlines

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer/Fall (Priority): January 15
  • Summer/Fall (Final): April 15 (Summer), August 1 (Fall)

Supplemental Application Requirements/Comments

  • Registration and licensure document in a health professional field
  • Statement of Purpose should include any experience in Diabetes Education and certification

Requirements from the TC Catalog

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The Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management requires satisfactory completion of 36 course points and a master’s integrative project. The program may be pursued full-time or part-time. Part-time students are encouraged to take at least 6 credits per semester to ensure timely completion of the program.

Required Diabetes Related Core Courses (18 points):

  • HBSD 4110 Behavior change strategies for diabetes prevention and management (3)

  • HBSD 4120 Pathophysiology of diabetes and its related complications (3)

  • HBSD 4130 Assessment of the person with diabetes (3)

  • HBSD 4140 Preventive and therapeutic interventions in diabetes management (3)

  • HBSD 4150 Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) programs: Development, implementation, and evaluation (3)

  • HBSD 4160 Pharmacology of Diabetes (3)

Additional Required Core Courses

  • HBSS 5110 Determinants of health behavior (3)

  • HBSS 5040 Research methods in health and behavior studies I (3)

Multicultural Requirement (3 Credits):

  • HBSS 4114 Competency in multi-cultural populations (3)

  • A similar course (with permission from the student's advisor) can be taken for the multicultural requirement.

Elective Courses (for a total of 9 points):

Health (3-6 credits):

Choose at least one from the following:

  • HBSS 4001 Health provider communications (3)

  • HBSS 4118 Principles of health-related behavioral and social change (3)

  • HBSS 5116 Social relations, emotions, and health (3)

  • HBSV 4000 Introduction to nutrition: Facts, fallacies, and trends (3)

  • BBSR 5095 Exercise and health (3)

Education and Human Development (3-6 credits):

Choose at least one from the following:

  • ORLD 4050 Introduction to adult and continuing education (3)

  • ORLD 4051 How adults learn (3)

  • ORLD 4827 Fostering transformative learning (3)

  • ORLD 5063 Online Teaching & Learning (3)

  • HUDK 4029 Human cognition and learning (3)

  • HUDK 4023 Developmental psychology: Adolescence (3)

  • HBSD 5900 Independent Study (3)
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