Master of Science in Diabetes Education & Management
Teachers College at Columbia University

Program Details

Teachers College offers the online MS in Diabetes Education & Management. This interdisciplinary program equips clinicians and care managers with a greater understanding of how diabetes develops and evolves across different populations; how to help patients manage treatment of their illness; how to develop, implement, and evaluate diabetes self-care management programs; and how to conduct advocacy at the national, state, and local levels.

Sample of Program Courses:

  • Behavior Change Strategies for Diabetes Prevention and Management
  • Preventive & Therapeutic Interventions in Diabetes Management
  • Pathophysiology of Diabetes and its Complications
  • Assessment of the Person with Diabetes
  • Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) Programs: Development, Implementation, & Evaluation


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field from regionally accredited higher education institution
  • Preparation in one of the areas eligible to take the Certified Diabetes Educator Certification Examination; must have copies of registration, licensure, or certification in clinical psychology, nursing (registered nurses only), occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, dietetics, physician assistant, or exercise physiology
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Consideration given to adequacy and relevance of academic preparation, in addition to prior professional experience
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Two or three letters of recommendation  
  • Written personal essay
  • Resumé 

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education