MPH With Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration Curriculum

MPH With Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration Curriculum

To complete this degree, you will take a combination of Public Health Core Courses, SBS Concentration Courses, Public Health Electives Courses, and Public Health Practical Experience Courses that together total 45 credits. The specific distribution of courses is as follows:

  • Public Health Core Courses

    Take all 5 courses for a total of 15 credits

    • A519 Environmental Science in Public Health (3 credits)
    • B551 Biostatistics for Public Health I (3 credits)
    • E517 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • H501 U.S. Health Care Systems and Health Policy (3 credits)
    • S500 Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health (3 credits)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration Courses

    Take all 4 courses for a total of 15 credits

    • S510 Introduction to Research Methods in Public Health (3 credits)
    • S614 Program Planning in Public Health (3 credits)
    • S615 Culture and Qualitative Methods (3 credits)
    • S617 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (3 credits)
  • Public Health Electives Courses

    Select 4 courses for a total of 12 credits

    • A617 Environmental Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • B652 Biostatistics for Public Health II (3 credits)
    • E609 Infectious Disease (3 credits)
    • E610 Chronic Disease (3 credits)
    • H611 Policy Development, Implementation and Management (3 credits)
    • H613 Public Health and Emergency Preparedness (3 credits)
    • H616 Strategic Planning for Health Services Org (3 credits)
    • H619 Health Economics for Public Health Professionals (3 credits)
    • H682 Global Perspectives on Health Policy and Health Systems (3 credits)
    • S610 Booms, Busts, Shapes, and Shifts (3 credits)
    • S620 Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Stress (3 credits)
    • S622 Coaching for Health Behavior Change (3 credits)
    • S625 Applied Public Health Campaigns and Social Marketing (3 credits)
    • S631 Maternal Child Family Health (3 credits)
    • S672 International Perspectives on Health and Housing (3 credits)
  • Public Health Practical Experience

    Take both courses for a total of 6 credits

    • S602 Public Health Internship (3 credits)
    • S702 Capstone Experience in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (3 credits)

Full Time and Part Time Options to Fit Your Schedule

Whether you wish to go to school full time or you prefer to go part time to accommodate work or family obligations, we can meet your needs. Below are sample schedules showing you how you might schedule your courses for each option.

  • Sample Full Time Schedule

    Fall Year 1

    • Core S500 Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health (3 credits)
    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)
    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)


    Spring Year 1

    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)
    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)
    • Concentration S615 Culture and Qualitative Methods (3 credits)


    Summer Year 1

    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)
    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)
    • Experience S602 Internship (3 credits)


    Fall Year 2

    • Concentration S614 Program Planning in Public Health (3 credits)
    • Concentration S510 Introduction to Research Methods in Public Health (3 credits)
    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)


    Spring Year 2

    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)
    • Concentration S617 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (3 credits)
    • Experience S702 Capstone Experience in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (3 credits)

    *You must take a total of 12 credits of Public Health Electives

  • Sample Part Time Schedule

    Fall Year 1

    • Core S500 Social & Behavioral Science in Public Health (3 credits)
    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)


    Spring Year 1

    • Concentration S615 Culture and Qualitative Methods (3 credits)
    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)


    Summer Year 1

    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)
    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)


    Fall Year 2

    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)
    • Concentration S614 Program Planning in Public Health (3 credits)


    Spring Year 2

    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)
    • Concentration S617 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (3 credits)
    • Concentration S510 Introduction to Research Methods in Public Health (3 credits)


    Summer Year 2

    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)
    • Experience S602 Internship (3 credits)


    Fall Year 3

    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)
    • Experience S702 Capstone Experience in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (3 credits)


    *You must take a total of 12 credits of Public Health Electives

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